To test your O.Q. (optimism quotient), answer the
following questions honestly. Choose the most appropriate answer to
each question; the programme will keep score and you will find your
O.Q. at the end of the test:
- The things you have to do every day, like cleaning the
house and washing the dishes are:
source of happiness, because you like everything to be
least of your
don't do these little things, you haven't time to waste
the break of day, leaping out of bed and ready
difficulty, and in no hurry to get out of
grumbling about that damned alarm
a disaster, you are depressed.
Now I can go on vacation for a while and start a
new jobor project.
congratulate your boss.
are worried, how can you tell your friends you
have been fired?
are better jobs than mine, but also worse.
just love my
am obliged to work to make a living.
in good shape, never ill.
tired, sick and/or depressed.
better, sometimes worse.
in good shape, but sometimes I catch cold,
especially in the winter.
are confident that good sense will prevail.
is an evil thing, we misuse it and it is out of
really don't think about it.
day, thanks to scientific progress, all our
problems will be solved.
haven't the least idea.
problems such as cancer, unemployment,
earn enough money to have a dream vacation, for
example on a Pacific island.
do interesting and useful
8 - What do you
think about nuclear power?
very dangerous and it frightens me!
a kind of energy which produces very little
am for nuclear energy provided it is properly
don't understand it at all.
have no opinion.
9 - What do you
think of your neighbors?
sort of OK; we don't know them very well.
are great, sympathetic, we get on very well with
can't stand them.
we have problems with them.
say "Hello" but no more than that, just polite
10 - Overall, you
find your life:
and full of unexpected developments.
Your score on a
scale running from 0 (not very optimistic) to 100
Your result =
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example : read good books, smile more, spend
time with optimistic people, do good deeds for
those around you, listen to good news (there are
plenty!) and bring good news to others. Come
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