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Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby sarahmienwok » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:20 am

I have been directed to a quiz by a collegue, which tells you if you're optimistic, or pessimistic. The questions are a little dubious, and difficult to answer. You have to imagine that you're in the situation for each question, and how you would react in your own head. My results were spot on though, which is not a good thing! Haha.

Website: http://www.stanford.edu/class/msande271/onlinetools/LearnedOpt.html

My results: With regards to viewing bad and good events as permanent, I am kind of in the middle. I view bad events as affecting everything, but don’t view good events as affecting everything. I am severely hopeless. I view bad events as personal (which means I have moderately low self esteem), and don’t really view good events as personal. My total ‘good’ points was 7 (great pessimism). My total ‘bad’ points was 15 (crying out for a change). So my grand score (Good minus bad) was -8, which is as pessimistic as you can get on the scale!

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Re: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby HappyGoLucky » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:05 pm

My grand score was -3. Kind of a surprise there actually - I never thought I was that pessimistic! :-? Anyway, these kind of quizzes are not necessarily true, of course. However, they are quite fun and they are great to waste time on !
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Re: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:21 am

minus 5. Very pessamistic.

I'm actually a glass half full person. I always try and see the best in situations :(
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Re: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby embop » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:30 am

It said I was very pessimistic :-?
I'm actually very optimistic. I think some of the answers where a bit big headed if you answered them "correct" lol
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Re: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:18 pm

I agree Embop. Most of the questions didn't apply to me like "what if you forgot to make a payment" - I simply wouldn't and haven't so how can I answer! Plus I found some of the answers weren't applicable.
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Re: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby LME79 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:24 am

I got zero, which is very pessemistic!
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Re: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby dem » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:10 pm

My score was 9. I'm very optimistic according to the test!
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Re: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby HappyGoLucky » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:54 am

Lol seems like nearly everyone is very pessimistic. If Captain was very optimistic on the test, I wonder how optimistic he really is in reality! :lol:
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Re: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby Jess1234 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:13 am

i got very pessimistic! I don't think I'm that bad, in some situations maybe but I do my best to stay optimistic!
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Re: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Find out!

Postby Pwif » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:33 pm

-2 - very pessimistic.

Sorry, I think it's total rubbish. :-? I always try and be optimistic - no-one can be all the time, but everyone on PP seems to be pessimistic according to this quiz. :lol: What a load of miseries we must be. :D
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