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It really is as simple as the title :)

Me? As almost anyone who follows my posts could tell, I'm an optimist:luck:
 

rowerlauren

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I might be more of straight shooting realist... but pretty far from a pessimist.
 

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My glass is empty.

Anything else is a waste of good whiskey.
 
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GoSpursGo

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rowerlauren

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BlackDr2b

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I think anybody who knows me on here knows that I am an extremely optimistic person.
 

phospho

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I think there's a fine line between pessimism and realism...

I've always expected the worst. Some people think I'm cynical, but I like to think I'm extra cautious.
 
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Decicco

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I'm a pessimist when I have some control over the outcome because it motivates me to work hard. I am an optimist when something is out of my hands.
 

p30doc

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I'm a pessimist when I have some control over the outcome because it motivates me to work hard. I am an optimist when something is out of my hands.
Ha! I'm the exact opposite! Pessimist when something is out of my hands, and optimist when I have control over something. I'm the if you want something done right you have to do it yourself, type of guy. :p
 

Narmerguy

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I think there's a fine line between pessimism and realism...

I've always expected the worst. Some people think I'm cynical, but I like to think I'm extra cautious.
I agree a lot with this. Sometimes I feel that people take harsh realism to be analogous to pessimism.
 

rowerlauren

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Ha! I'm the exact opposite! Pessimist when something is out of my hands, and optimist when I have control over something. I'm the if you want something done right you have to do it yourself, type of guy. :p
Exactly! Anything can happen when I'm in charge of it, however when someone else is doing something I start to freak out.
 

RySerr21

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wow the pessimists are winning? thats surprising. whats the point of being pessimistic? thats no fun!
 

RySerr21

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I am known to fool myself into being both. Example:

I was super pessimistic about my MCAT after I took it (2nd time). And the score turned out awesome.

I was optimistic about the application process after I got my MCAT score. With only 1 interview, 3 rejections, and 12 'awaiting responses', it seems my optimism was foolish. So now I am back to pessimistic.

(I voted pessimist...)
 

THH

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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
-Voltaire

Pessimists unite! ;)
 
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