Do you consider yourself an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist?
Definately an optimistic realist haha i think realism is its own seperate category. For example, when you're a team lead on a project to create a prototype for a UAV you have be able to set realistic but high goals and be able to encourage your team to reach that goal. generally an optimistic realist is a leader, a pessimistic realist a critic which is sometimes necessary, a pessimistic unrealist, a cynic which is never good, and an optimistic unrealist a clown, which can have its perks. But no one is entirely one extreme or another and emotions can affect your point of view. I definately can be a cynic, clown, critic, or a leader at different times, whether appropriate or inappropriate but i'm working on that.