Very positive at times, sometimes forced, other times very cynical, negative, pessimistic, those ones can come quite easily.
Generally though, whichever I am, it has got me through the ups and downs of this existence, so that is good, or sort of good, not too bad anyway.
This highlights the main differences between the two types.
Always have to have something to look forward to although I have to say, every day is getting a bit wearisome; just six days in and I'm tired already - lol I am definately in the middle can be full of optimism(half glass full) or thinking the worst (half glass empty) I guess it must depend on our temperament at the time or just maybe our frame of mind for whatever reason. Bella, I think we are mainly disposed to one or the other. I meant generally, obviously not in a time of turmoil,when anyone's resolve would be tested.
An optimist is one who looks at the brighter side of life.
On the other hand, a pessimist is one who looks at the darker side of life. Even when looking at our lives, we can identify whether we are optimists and pessimists.
He thinks that a worse situation would result from a bad situation, and the worst situation would result from a worse situation.
This is one of the main differences between an optimist and a pessimist.
In fact, it can be said that both are exactly opposite to each other in their meanings.