How optimistic are you -- part 1 permanence

How optimistic are you? This test would be able to offer you a chance to reflect on this question. The questions would try to test your "permanence" explanatory style which is very related to a person's optimism. The test is adapted from Dr. Martin Seligman's book "Authentic Happiness"

Take as much time as you need to answer each of the questions. Read the description of each situation and vividly imagine it happening to you. You have probably not experienced some of the situations. but that should not matter. Perhaps neither response will fit; but go ahead and choose the cause likelier to apply to you. You may not like the way some of the responses sound, but don't choose what you think you should say or what would sound right to other people; choose the response you'd likelier to have.

Created by: Dor Dor
  1. You and your spouse (boyfriend/girlfriend) make up after a fight.
  2. You forget your spouse's (boyfriend's/girlfriend's) birthday.
  3. You host a successful dinner.
  4. You owe the library ten dollars for an overdue book.
  5. Your stocks make you a lot of money.
  6. You win an athletic contest.
  7. You lose your temper with a friend.
  8. You are penalized for not returning your income tax forms on time.
  9. You are frequently asked to dance at a party.
  10. You do exceptionally well in a job interview.
  11. You've been feeling run down lately.
  12. A friend says something that hurts your feelings.
  13. Your spouse (boyfriend/girlfriend) takes you away for a romantic weekend.
  14. You are asked to head an important project.
  15. You fall down a great deal while skiing.
  16. You gain weight over the holidays, and you can't lose it.

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