About pessimism

Pessimism is a worldview that is about seeing the negative in everything. Pessimism is developed at an early age by observing parental behavior and then reinforced by personal experience. Pessimism is the protection of a person from negativity by being prematurely prepared for it. But such a model of a psychological attitude does not benefit a person, because he misses moments of joy and receives only an illusory protection from pain.

You are pessimistic if:

- always expect something bad in your life or from other people

- you do not trust others because you always think that they only need benefit from you

- Are vindictive

- You are afraid to take active steps in career growth, because you are convinced that nothing will work out

- We are convinced that you are a realist and have developed critical thinking (in fact, you are simply afraid of something good, because you do not know how to react to it)

The pluses of pessimism include the ability to better cope with depression, critical situations and anxiety attacks, because by scrolling through the worst outcomes in your head it is easier for you to control your feelings, since you have conventionally gone through everything.

To overcome pessimism, you need to learn to see the positive moments (you can start writing them down), become less categorical (less painful to relate to the negative from others), try to do good and change the environment if it is toxic.