This is the most important difference between realism and optimism. The proverbial pessimist is the one who thinks that the glass is half empty rather than being half full. I always enjoy your blogs, Hope. It is so sad, and preventable too. In fact after looking deeper into the matter, it was discovered that usually pessimists died first, closely followed by optimists which baffled the command. Jump into the conversation below and make your voice heard! Instead of taking the easy route by and wallowing in negativity with no intention of pulling yourself out of it, optimists do the complete opposite.
Realism looks at the things around as it is in reality. Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. I will believe all the good things can and will happen. But first, an explanation of what these two personality types are. Of course all other combinations are possible, but these are the best and worst case explanatory styles to explain a negative event. When something happens and it strikes a nerve in your painful past, then it can cause someone to become negative and pessimistic.
Every person will have some days when they are optimistic and others when they are more inclined towards being pessimistic. A pessimist has a bleak outlook and believes that the world and the people surrounding him are all bad. If you are looking forward to being an opportunist my advice to you will be that make full use of the opportunity you have. Even stranger is pessimists view them as optimists, and optimists often view them as pessimists. People only see what they are prepared to see ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ If you think about it, arguably the most realistic and factual answer to my survey is … that the glass is both half-full and half-empty. Again it depends upon the situation, it always does which makes it hard to determine which group is best. Anyway I will be glad to find out.
I think they were just projecting their misery. Because we all know that there's nothing positive about spam including the edible kind. They never take any risks. A realist only sees half a glass of liquid. Every situation bears a million different details to consider and just as many memories to compare them to.
I could use some rest. Everything is going to be all right. I just hope that it helps as many people as possible to work positively. What counts is knowing when to think like a realist and when not to, something optimists are particularly good at. Amid a blurring of all forms, in a twilight of apathetic uncertainty brooding over a ghostly world, man like a lost child gropes his way by the help of a small frail thread of logic through a dream landscape that he calls reality and that is nothing but a nightmare to him.
They are almost always at odds with something or someone bone of contention and are the hardest group of people to satisfy. Who has ever said otherwise? Besides most people have come to believe that there are only optimists or pessimists and nothing more. Realist: A realist is a pragmatic individual. Sadly, having been there, I can tell everyone it is actually a pathetic state of mind, of someone who has given up all hope. This very young, cute-sy, twenty something year old tells me how optimism is really the cure for all things painful. And when the bad stuff happens, I will look for the good.
What does it mean to be a realist anyway? I thought this response from Kimberly was insightful. If things work out for the positive, he will immediately pass it off as a rare occurrence, never to happen again. Attitude and perspective is everything. After all, it is the mindset which holds us back. But there is the third kind also who is known as the realist. A realist, on the other hand, having looked at the situation objectively, will be prepared for both outcomes and will not be either ecstatic or depressed with the outcome having predicted the possibility of either outcome.
A pessimist, on the other hand, will have a negative spin on things right from the word go; he will only think of all the things that could go wrong and probably will. Are you a realist, a pessimist or an optimist? Realism consists in dealing with things in a practical way. A pessimist is a person who has a negative outlook towards life and always expects undesirable outcomes. Moreover, a realist only forms an opinion after analyzing all the data and information that is available to him, thus, his opinions, decisions, and outlook are usually more objective and unbiased. If you consider yourself a realist, do you think you are truly objective? However I am trying to become more of a realist by trying to except reality for what it is and deal with it accordingly in my life. Sofia, I can completely relate! Now that you know more, what type are you? These two factors reinforce each other, because the predictions we make about the future are derived from the information we have stored about past experiences.