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.