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The Pre-Allo Optimist/Pessimist Poll!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by GoSpursGo, Dec 25, 2008.

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I am...

  1. an Optimist!

    53.1%
  2. a Pessimist!

    46.9%
  1. GoSpursGo

    GoSpursGo Allons-y!
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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:
     
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  2. 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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  4. GoSpursGo

    GoSpursGo Allons-y!
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    Following me yet again I see :) Good to see you!
     
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  5. cbrons

    cbrons Ratatoskr! *Roar*
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  6. bluesmd

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    i think i'm a delusional optimist haha. what's that cheesy line ... nothing is impossible
     
  7. cbrons

    cbrons Ratatoskr! *Roar*
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  9. BlackDr2b

    BlackDr2b JESUS DID IT, NOT ME!!!
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    I think anybody who knows me on here knows that I am an extremely optimistic person.
     
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    When it comes to others, I'm an optimist.
     
  11. 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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  12. DrYoda

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    I would consider myself a realist or cynic. So I picked pessimist since I'm surely not an optimist.
     
  13. airplanes

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    I am the happy-go-lucky type :)
     
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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.
     
  15. p30doc

    p30doc Ever true and unwavering
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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
     
  16. Narmerguy

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    I agree a lot with this. Sometimes I feel that people take harsh realism to be analogous to pessimism.
     
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    Exactly! Anything can happen when I'm in charge of it, however when someone else is doing something I start to freak out.
     
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    I think I'm a cynical optimistic realist.
     
  19. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna
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    wow the pessimists are winning? thats surprising. whats the point of being pessimistic? thats no fun!
     
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    more like the optimists are losing! ;)
     
  21. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna
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    haha, nice.
     
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  22. GoldShadow

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    :laugh::thumbup:
     
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    :clap:
     
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    yes that is quite true! and im in the same boat as you!
     
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  26. Food

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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...)
     
  27. Josey

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  28. EpiPEN

    EpiPEN Aegis of Immortality
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    word
     
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  29. phospho

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    that link in your signature doesn't work!!! :D
     
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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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