Realistic Optimists are Happier and More Successful
AUGUST 27, 2013SARAH GRIFFITHS, Daily MailA scientist has discovered it is beneficial to be a glass-half-full person.
Sophie Chou has found people who have a realistic sense of optimism are more likely to be happy and successful than people who are pessimistic or wildly optimistic.
The psychology researcher believes realistic optimists' positive outlook, combined with their rational perspective on life tend to be very successful.
A realistic optimist is defined as someone who looks on the bright side of life but has a realistic grasp on the present and what to expect in life.
She said realistic optimists use their realism to perform well at work and in exams, while their positive outlook enables them to dodge periods of depression and helps them spot opportunities.Read more: Daily Mail