Realistic Optimism Scale
Do you see the world through rose-colored glasses, or is there a sprinkle of caution in your optimism? Take this test and find out.
By Jourdan Travers, LCSW | January 15, 2024
Optimism is the tendency to hold a positive outlook and expect the best possible outcome in any given situation. It involves a belief in the power of positive thinking and a confidence in one's abilities to navigate life's challenges. While this is a great mindset to have, being blindly optimistic about achieving your goals can lead to unrealistic expectations that are difficult to manage.
The Realistic Optimism Scale is a 12-item test designed to help you understand your outlook towards life–whether you're an optimist who sees the world in a positive light, or if your optimism is tempered with a dose of realism.
You can take this test here. Please follow all of the steps to receive your results.
Step 1: Rate the statements below, from strongly agree to strongly disagree, based on how they resonate with you.
References: Nishaat, A. (2021). Development of Realistic Optimism Scale. Contemporary Social Sciences, 30(4).