Positive thinking is a great asset for dealing with everyday events. Besides affecting your well-being and that of the people around you, pessimism and optimism can also influence your job performance. Studies have shown that people who develop their optimistic side tend to have more positive emotions, which in turn makes them more effective at solving problems, more perseverant in the face of challenges, and more likely to succeed. In this infographic, Noémie Le Pertel, Co-director of the Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation at IE University, Doctor of East Asian Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, and Founder of the Center for Positive Leadership (Seligman, 2018), highlights some of the key differences between optimists and pessimists.
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