Just How Optimistic Are You?

Perhaps you are wondering about how you measure up as an optimist?  Maybe you have been thinking upon some recent events-- good or bad-- and examining how you reacted to them.  This could be a fairly valuable approach, but there are also a number of psychology tests that have been devised to measure your optimism.

Martin Seligman's work on "learned optimism" produced the Attributional Style Questionnaire that was originally used to predict how suitable applicants were in the life-insurance sales field.  Another widely used test, the Life-Orientation Test, was created by Michael Sheier and Charles Carver to to measure the tendancy to believe over time that you will be successful.  Click here to take this short test-- and don't despair if you are at the pessimistic end of the scale.  Life (and the Internet) is teeming with powerful ways for you to learn how to be more optimistic in your life. Subscribe to this blog to have a daily opportunity for tips.  Comment below with anything that you would like to share!  Thank you!
With gratitude, I base this blog on the book "Learn to be an Optimist: A Practical Guide to Achieving Happiness" by Lucy MacDonald, a Quebec-based motivational speaker with an academic background in psychology and counseling.

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