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Points of view.

Please read each of the statements below. Decide the extent to which it's true for you.

Click on one of the small circles below each answer.

You can change your mind by clicking another circle but you can only choose one answer.

OPTIMISM/PESSIMISM  (Life Orientation Test)

1. It is easy for me to relax.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

  2. It's best not to get my hopes too high because I will probably be disappointed.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

3. In uncertain times I expect the best.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

4. Rarely do I expect good things to happen.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

5. If something can go wrong for me it will.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

6. I always look on the bright side of things.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

7. I enjoy my friends a lot.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

8. I'm always optimistic about my future.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

9. It's important for me to keep busy.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

10. I hardly ever expect things to go my way.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

11. When I undertake something new, I expect to succeed.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

12. Things never work out the way I want them to.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

13. I don't get upset very easily.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

14. If I make a decision on my own, I can pretty much count on the fact that it will turn out to be a poor one.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

15. Where there is a will, there is a way.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

16. I rarely count on good things happening to me.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

17. I like heavy metal music better than pop music.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

18. It's better to expect defeat then it doesn't hit so hard when it comes.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

19. In general, things turn out all right in the end.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

20. Give me 50/50 odds and I will choose the wrong answer every time.

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Agree

Strongly agree

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