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Cock-eyed optimist?

Wow; you are one walking ball of sunshine! In almost any situation, you’re able to see the world through rose-colored glasses. Either you truly believe that things tend to work out for the best and simply put your faith in the universe, or you have learned to use the power of positive thinking to your full advantage. Whatever the root of your eternal optimism, your approach is surely giving you an edge over all the Negative Neds and Nancys out there; research has proven that expecting the best creates a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy. You believe, for example, that the attractive stranger at a party really will call and in turn you come across as confident and approachable. You are able to look on the bright side in even the grimmest of situations and therefore manage to get something positive out of them. You know the deal – when life hands you lemon, make lemonade. Don’t go changin’!


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Shurely shum mishtake? I’m not feeling particularly chirpy at the moment and despite appearances, I wouldn’t have said I was particularly optimistic. If the questions had covered world events, I think they’d have to factor in a minus score.

[Take the How Optimistic Are You? quiz, via Green Fairy.]

11 Responses to “Cock-eyed optimist?”

  1. Kimberly
    July 14th, 2004 15:31
    1

    Oooh! ooooh! Me too! Pass those lemons.

  2. pollyanna
    July 14th, 2004 16:24
    2

    i got the same as you. we better not go shopping together!

  3. Daisy
    July 14th, 2004 17:27
    3

    Aw shucks, I’d love to go shopping with both of you!

  4. Karan
    July 14th, 2004 22:40
    4

    I scored a 60…I’m fence sitting optimist/pessimist.

  5. briggy
    July 15th, 2004 09:57
    5

    … but do you have cock-eyes?

  6. lyle
    July 15th, 2004 13:01
    6

    A truly impressive 35. I thought it’d be much lower.

  7. Anna
    July 15th, 2004 13:16
    7

    30! So much for all that therapy.

  8. Daisy
    July 15th, 2004 15:17
    8

    You both said yes to carrying an umbrella on sunny days didn’t you? Go on, ‘fess up.

    Briggy, I don’t have cross eyes but I can cross them and then swivel each eye in different directions. It delights and terrifies the grandchildren in equal measure.

  9. briggy
    July 15th, 2004 16:20
    9

    not as scary if the eye pops out i would imagine.

    actually. my partner remembers skating as a child and crashing into the back of a friend whose glass eye proceeded to fall out – and yes, this is true – and fly across the ice like a puck only for him to nonchalantly skate across the rink and pop it back in as cool as you’d like.

  10. anan
    July 15th, 2004 20:15
    10

    he should have kept an eye out for her

  11. briggy
    July 15th, 2004 20:26
    11

    *groaaaaaaaaannnnnn*

    :-))

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