Thursday, December 10, 2009


What up!? I am beaming with positivity...

You are generous with praise, quick to smile, and always on the lookout for the positive in the situation. Some call you lighthearted. Others just wish that their glass were as full as yours seems to be. But either way, people want to be around you. Their world looks better around you because your enthusiasm is contagious. Lacking your energy and optimism, some find their world drab with repetition or, worse, heavy with pressure. You seem to find a way to lighten their spirit. You inject drama into every project. You celebrate every achievement. You find ways to make everything more exciting and more vital. Some cynics may reject your energy, but you are rarely dragged down. Your Positivity won’t allow it. Somehow you can’t quite escape your conviction that it is good to be alive, that work can be fun, and that no matter what the setbacks, one must never lose one’s sense of humor.
Action Items
You bring enthusiasm to people, groups, and organizations.

You can stimulate people to be more productive and become more hopeful.

You can get people excited about what they are doing, causing them to become more engaged in their work.

Some people will criticize you for being so optimistic. They may say you are naïve, and that may cause you to doubt yourself.

Your best contribution is often to highlight the positive. In your friendships or in class, you can help others see the “silver lining” in the cloud.

You tend to be more enthusiastic and energetic than most people. When others become discouraged or are reluctant to take risks, your attitude will provide the motivation to keep them moving. Over time, others will start to look to you for this lift.

Help others see the things that are going well for them. You can keep their eyes on the positive, which will be encouraging to them as well as being rewarding for you.

Because people will rely on you to help them rise above their daily frustrations, arm yourself with good stories, jokes, and sayings. Never underestimate the effect that your wonderful sense of humor can have on people.

You know how to throw a party. Find opportunities to celebrate the significant people and events in your life. Partner with Developer talents to celebrate even the small achievements.

You bring energy and fun to group projects. Let others know that your optimism is not naivete or a denial of reality. Help them understand it’s a natural, valid, and productive focus on what is right and good.

Help make learning fun.

Share praise when appropriate.

Help classmates laugh and relax when needed.

Contribute to exciting class discussions.

Invite study partners who are as upbeat as you.

Encourage others to enjoy their assignments.

Think of fun, even silly, ways to remember things.

Make learning fun for yourself and others by throwing study parties.

Express your positive attitudes about life to others.

Transfer your energy into everything that you do.

Let positive emotions reign, and avoid those who are guided by negative, destructive, and defeating attitudes and practices.

Choose friends who love life as much as you do.

Take classes that you find exciting and meaningful.

Select courses led by professors who have positive approaches.

Investigate what others with a lot of positivity say about the courses you are considering.

Play or support team sports in which can you enjoy cheering others on.

Actively seek out extracurricular activities that might be fun.

Pump energy into clubs you join.

Interview people who are currently in jobs that interest you. Shadow them to see what they really do day in and day out.

Go to career fairs where you can interact with lots of different people and learn about many different roles.

You will thrive in work environments that are fun, fast-paced, and people-oriented.

Relaxed, social, pleasant environments where your optimism and sense of humor will be appreciated are likely to bring out your best. Avoid environments where cynicism and negativity are seen as “cool.”

Choose work for which you have passion. You will be energized when you are in environments that encourage your hopeful view of the future.

Choose a career in which you can help others be more effective. Interview coaches, teachers, sales reps, marketing executives, realtors, or managers and ask them what they like most about their work.

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