Are You An Optimist, Pessimist Or Realist? Quiz

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The line that separates Pessimism, Realism, and Optimism is quite thin, and it's often quite necessary to have a good knowledge of the attributes of these personalities. While a great optimist sees the yin (good) triumphing over the yang (evil), a pessimist anticipates the worst of the situation. A realist would look at it as it is and accept whatever comes forth. This quiz is quite interesting as it finds a fascinating way to balance the knowledge of the trio, with the fun of learning. Just sit back and enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The question of "Is the glass half full or half empty?" was first formulated to know if a person is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Realist

    • B. 

      Pessimist

    • C. 

      Optimist

    • D. 

      B & C

    • E. 

      A & B

    • F. 

      A & C

  • 2. 
    Segerstorm in his 2006 research opined that how many percent of people are optimistic?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      Less than 40%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 3. 
    Optimism is generally attributed to what?
    • A. 

      Surrealism

    • B. 

      Realism

    • C. 

      Romanticism

    • D. 

      Better coping system

  • 4. 
    Depressive symptoms are sometimes attributable to pessimistic personalities. How factual is this?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Occasionally True

    • C. 

      Occasionally false

    • D. 

      False

  • 5. 
    To best understand how the mind of a literary character works, many literary scholars have devised which of the following styles in writing fictions?
    • A. 

      Psychological Pessimism

    • B. 

      Dispositional Optimism

    • C. 

      Psychological realism

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    A common attribute of a philosophical pessimist is what?
    • A. 

      They believe that life has no intrinsic meaning or value

    • B. 

      They believe the world revolves around the forces of good and evil

    • C. 

      They believe in everything would always be fine

    • D. 

      The statement "where there is life, there is hope" is attributable to them

  • 7. 
    A pessimist and criticisms are parallel. This is because of what?
    • A. 

      Criticism hurts their feelings

    • B. 

      They don't see criticism as a good thing

    • C. 

      Criticisms are subjective

    • D. 

      Criticisms are myopic

  • 8. 
    Taking each step at a time, each day as it comes, each moment as it feels, is the mentality of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Pessimist

    • B. 

      Optimist

    • C. 

      Realist

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
     Psychologists attribute thoughts like "It could have been worse” to persons with which personality?
    • A. 

      Realistic

    • B. 

      Pessimistic

    • C. 

      Optimistic

    • D. 

      Provocative

  • 10. 
    Loathe and Regret with thoughts like "If only I had..." are good descriptions of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Optimist

    • B. 

      Provocative

    • C. 

      Pessimist

    • D. 

      Realist

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