An optimist is someone who sees their glass as half full rather than half empty. They deal with difficulties more easily and experience a lot less anxiety and depression compared to the pessimistic individual.
Half Empty Or Half Full?
Most optimists will not suffer from depression due to reframing their situations (i.e. turning it to their advantage). They are also a lot more proactive in the work place and tend to be great organisers. An optimist will form good friendships and their positive outlook in life helps them have a stronger immune system. They get sick less, they are healthier, tend to get regular health checks and have better overall physical health compared to pessimists.