That’s not a real optimist, according to Debra Benton, a expert and executive coach. She says true optimists exhibit the following traits:
- Momentum to move ahead, despite setbacks.
- Conviction to be free of anxiety, insecurity and frustration.
- Freedom to avoid acts that are pessimistic, nasty or narrow-minded.
--Adapted from Executive Charisma, Debra Benton, McGraw-Hill.