Optimisters believe that they need to keep life upbeat and unrestricted to maintain happiness. Optimisters seek pleasure, possibilities, are optimistic, upbeat, and adventurous. They also avoid pain, can be uncommitted, unreliable, and irresponsible if they become sidetracked with fun.
Think: George Clooney, Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks, Jay Leno, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Brittany Spears
Optimisters are the eternal child with childlike exuberance, optimism, creativity and curiosity. Sevens seek to be stimulated, creative, positive and excited. They believe in living life to the fullest and making it as pleasurable as possible. They focus on being fascinating, fascinated, optimistic and enthusiastic – all the ingredients happiness. They do not dwell on unhappy past experiences. Sevens continually create new experiences with people and travel. They see life as having unlimited possibilities.
Socially Optimisters are out going, spontaneous, and love anything that is new, novel or unusual. They are charming, fascinated by people, places and ideas. Their upbeat, positive and optimistic attitude cheers up and entertains others. Sevens are able to turn boredom and monotony of routine tasks into an adventure. Their quick wit and ready smile diffuses conflict. They lighten up the workplace with their stories and adventures are usually the conveners of social gatherings.
Professionally they get people excited, creative and innovative to focus on the new and important opportunities. They are imaginative, engaging, upbeat, quick thinking, engaging and multitasking.
Unhealthy Optimisters become childish instead of childlike. They have difficulty controlling their appetites and they are easily addicted to pleasures of all kinds: sugar, alcohol, sex, excitement, novelty and variety. Sevens don’t stick to anything very long and can become fickle in relationships. When trapped in a routine they end up with what they hate most, boredom.
Healthy Optimisters focuses on fun and adventure, natural storyteller, resilient, bounces back quickly, addicted to excitement and variety, turns work into fun, high energy, enthusiastic, humorous, upbeat and happy, optimistic believing everything will work out, operates on the go, keeps options open, very active, living life to the fullest, easily bored, loves being creative, doesn’t like boredom, prefers to keep things fresh and new.
There is more to the dynamics that make up your personality: how much growth you have had, wings (personalities on either side of your home type), your stress patterns.
Understanding all of these will give you a deep understanding of yourself…but most importantly how to grow and Get Loved The Way You Need.