July 31


Optimist Vs. Pessimist: How Your Mindset Can Impact Your Life

By Peter Julian

July 31, 2022

Optimism and pessimism can have varying affects on people’s lives as it’s natural to lean one way or the other. On one hand, optimists tend to have a positive attitude which can lead to unrealistic expectations. On the other hand, pessimists tend to have a more negative outlook on life, which can actually be useful. While these labels both have there pros and cons, where an individual falls is usually on a scale between the two. Also, as optimism and pessimism are not hard-wired, individuals can change their thought process through a variety of techniques.

Key Takeaways:

  • Optimists may be shown to be happier, but there can actually be advantages to being a pessimist.
  • When making assessments, pessimists tend to have a greater level of accuracy.
  • When an outcome isn’t known, a pessimist will tend to assume the outcome will be negative.

“Optimists, on the other hand, may overestimate how much they can do in a short amount of time.”

Read more: https://www.lifehack.org/930602/optimist-vs-pessimist

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