Optimist: "The glass is half full." Pessimist: "The glass is half empty." Realist: "Either way, the glass needs to be washed." Idealist: "One day, cold-fusion from a glass of water will provide unlimited energy." Oppurtunist: "I drank the water already." Which one are you?

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I'm the one that would be like "oh look, water."
Not really sure what that means...

Realist, but I'm often mistaken as a pessimist because reality kind of sucks a lot of the time.

@Frank_n_Furter Realist, but I'm often mistaken as a pessimist because reality kind of sucks a lot of the time.

Also, as a realist, my answer to this question is the glass is completely full: half full of water and half full of air.

I've never understood why people use this. Any way, there's a glass with water in it. Could drink it yourself, fill it, give it some one who would drink it, or just chuck it at a wall. I don't see how saying half empty or half full makes you something.

@ItsATrap I've never understood why people use this. Any way, there's a glass with water in it. Could drink it yourself, fill...

It's supposed to be symbolic. Like, optimists expect the best in life, so they only see the best, hence half full. Pessimists expect the worst so they see the cup as half empty. Realists just see the reality. It's a cup of water that will need washed soon. Opportunists see an opportunity in every problem, so they see an opportunity to drink the water. I can't really explain it beyond that. I guess people have always just use that image to describe the point of views in which people see life.

Here are a couple of quizzes to help you decide. Realist or idealist: http://www.youthink.com/quiz.cfm Opportunist: http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/bXC...an-opportunist Optimist or Pessimist http://stress.about.com/library...imism_quiz.htm

what's the difference between an optimistic and an idealist?

@fuzala what's the difference between an optimistic and an idealist?

An idealist is someone who wants the "ideal situation"-who is influenced by ideals that usually don't work when put in practice, someone like a "visionary." It also means someone who believes reality is basically a frame of consciousness inside your head, it depends on which definition you use. An optimist is someone who sees the bright side to every situation and makes the best of it.

@fuzala what's the difference between an optimistic and an idealist?

I'm not sure. I guess an optimist looks on the bright side of everything, while an idealist believes in perfection, which is impossible.

I think a realist would say the glass is at 50% of its capacity.

I'M EVERYTHING

is that possible?
probably not wary smilie

@fuzala I'M EVERYTHING is that possible? probably not

It probably is. I guess it just depends on the day, our mood or the situation.

@choir_addict I duck. http://what-if.xkcd.com/6/

Ha, that's funny. I just read that article right before you posted it.

I'm that kid who boils the water and then throws it on a Jew.

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