Write short notes on the following in 50 - 60 words.
Characteristics of an optimist
Optimism is a mental attitude that includes feelings of hopefulness and a belief that the future will be positive and favourable. It is the belief that negative events are merely setbacks that are temporary and can be overcome. The characteristics of optimists are : (i) they try to choose the best options available (ii) they tend to be high on self confidence (iii) they face difficulties positively as they view them as a challenge for a person to become strong (iv) they are hopeful about the future and do not generalize present failure to future events.