What is the word between optimistic and pessimistic?
Realism can be described as the middle ground between optimism and pessimism while also including optimism and pessimism.
What are some words for optimism?
What are pessimistic words?
What is optimism vs pessimism?
An optimistic person sees good things everywhere, is generally confident and hopeful of what the future holds. From the optimist’s point-of-view the world is full of potential opportunities. The pessimist, on the other hand, observes mainly the negative aspects of everything around.
Can you be a pessimist and an optimist?
Optimism and pessimism can co-exist and vary depending on circumstances. For example you may have an optimistic outlook on life, but feel quite pessimistic about your job. This is why you shouldn’t label yourself as either optimistic or pessimistic.
What is an optimist realist and pessimist?
A glass contains 50 per cent water. A pessimist is a person who considers the glass half full; an optimist considers the glass half empty. A realist drinks the water. I once started a lecture with this twist on the hackneyed axiom of the difference between optimist and pessimist, and was asked to explain my take.
What is an example of pessimism?
Some examples of pessimism include: A person hears the phone ring and assumes the caller will be a bill collector or telemarketer. A person going to a party assumes the event will be boring or otherwise unpleasant.
What would a pessimist say?
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” “The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.”
How do you think optimistically?
How to Be More Optimistic
- Notice good things as they happen.
- Train your mind to believe you can make good things happen in your life.
- Don’t blame yourself when things go wrong.
- When something good happens, give yourself credit.
- Remind yourself that setbacks are temporary.
- Notice how other people talk about themselves.