Are You An Optimist or Pessimist?

Here are some things to think about. Take a look at these factors to determine if you tend to be an optimist of pessimist.

Elements of Pessimism

  • Promotes depression
  • Feels bad
  • Is self-fulfilling
  • Don’t face challenges
  • Reduces activity
  • Decreases persistence in adversity

Elements of Learned Optimism

• Increased engagement
• Increased meaning
• Increased positive emotion

Rules of Learned Optimism

• Challenge negative thoughts
• Play to your strengths
• Count your blessings
• Seek meaning from all experiences

How optimistic are you?

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.