opyimism -- permanence

How optimistic are you. Psychologist advocated that optimism rest on how you explain things happening to you. One dimension of the explanatory style is "Permanence" -- Do you think the causes of things happening to you permanent or tempeorary?.

Do you want to understand yourself more about this? Take this test. Read the description of each situation and vividly imagimne it happening to you. You have probably not expeienced some of the situation, 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 be likelier to have.

Created by: Dor
  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  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 improtant 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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