How optimistic are you -- part II Pervasiveness

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 "pervasive" 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
  1. You get a flower from a secret admirer.
  2. You run for a community office position and you win.
  3. You miss an important engagement.
  4. you fail an important examination.
  5. You prepared a special meal for a friend, and he/she barely touched the food.
  6. You lose a sporting event for which you have been training for a long time.
  7. You ask a person out on a date, and he/she says no.
  8. Your boss gives you too little time in which to finish a project, but you get it finished anyway.
  9. You save a person from choking to death.
  10. Your romantic partner wants to cool things off for a while.
  11. Your employer comes to you for advice.
  12. A friend thanks you for helping him/her get through a bad time.
  13. Your doctor tells you that you are in good physical shape.
  14. You win a prestigious award.
  15. Your stocks are at an all-time low.
  16. They won't honor your credit card at a store.

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