Are You a Pessimist?


The world needs pessimists like us, or all those optimists with their heads in the clouds would never get anything done. At least that’s what we tell ourselves.

1. You don’t think of yourself as a pessimist

You’re a realist.

2. You find boundless optimism tiring

There’s a fine line between optimism and being unprepared.

3. You’re always tidying up after optimists

Because their planning skills are poor at best.

4. You would love to be the optimistic one

Just once, it would be nice to turn off the ‘yeah, but…’ voice in your head.

5. You often feel like you’re forced into the negative role

Someone has to be the No Man, and that always ends up being you.

6. You are the king/queen of the contingency plan

Because why would Plan A ever work?

7. When worst-case scenarios arrive, you’re quite well-prepared

And you’re not really surprised.

8. You wonder if your pessimism is what causes things to go wrong

Or have you learnt pessimism because everything goes wrong?


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