How optimistic are you?

Optimism is traits and beliefs of hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something. It is a psychological capacity that affects the way we think, feel, and act. Combined with an everlasting positive approach towards every endeavor a person makes, optimism makes life more zestful and motivating.

The Life Orientation Test (LOT)* is a standard psychological self-help instrument that indicates the level of optimism in a person and provides meaningful insight into how he can replace harmful thought patterns with more constructive ones.

There are 10 statements to answer. Evaluate each statement as you actually are, rather than as you
think you should be. Answer them all to know where you are on the optimism scale.

*Reference: Michael F. Scheier & Charles S. Carver. (1985). Optimism, coping, and health: Assessment and implications of generalized outcome expectancies.
Health Psychology, 4, 219-247

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