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20/06/2013 at 09:46
I'm always "the glass is always half full" type of person.
I'm working with a young lad who's glass is always half empty, he's very negative about everything, we think he's a bit depressed at the minute. I was just talking to my 2 managers about him and I said I'm not that type of person who is negative about everything. The agreed and said nothing seems to phase me and I'm always happy and cheery which I agree.
I've got nothing really to worry about, we have quite a bit of debt but we are all healthy, have a nice house, both have jobs, are going on holiday etc.
What about you?
20/06/2013 at 09:49
Bit of both depending on my mood. I'm very up and down about everything even though deep down I am happy with my life. I worry and get anxious about a lot of things but would say I am realistic rather than negative. I think being negative or being around that type of person is very draining. My H is very laid back, doesn't worry and takes everything is in his stride, I wish I could be more like that.
20/06/2013 at 09:53
Half full the majority of the time, I am an optimist. Always see the good in people and the positives.
I act like a glass half full person for everyone else but inside I'm a bit half empty.
20/06/2013 at 09:54
Definitely half full. Don't get me wrong I'm not always cheery and bouncing around the room but I'm generally a happy person. I moan at H and the kids but not about my life in general - well I don't think so anyway.
I don't really get miserable people. I find depression hard to deal with as I'm very much a "wipe your chin and move on" type person. This doesn't make me a bad person I've just never experienced it first hand to understand it.
20/06/2013 at 09:57
LB I'm a very laid back person, I can't be doing with stressing over little things.
Kellfi I try to see the positives in everything.
Pip that's really sad
Belle that's exactly what I was saying to my bosses, I just don't get depression or mental illness, like you I've never experienced it in myself or anyone close to me.
He is really draining me at the minute, I feel like grabbing him and giving him a good shake and telling him to sort himself out.
I don't think that makes you a bad person either Belle. I'd rather I'd never experienced depression in any form.
20/06/2013 at 10:21
People would say I am a glass half empty, but I am a glass half full. I just suffer with anxiety and depression, obviously it's something I wish I didn't suffer with.
20/06/2013 at 10:22
Just to derail slightly - those with anxiety, how do you know when it's bad enough to do something about? What are your signs and symptoms and is there anything you can do?
20/06/2013 at 10:59
It really depends on my mood, generally I'm a half full everything will work out well kinda person but lately it doesn't take a lot to tip me into feeling down, I don't feel as resilient as I once was and silly things/comments seem to get to me more than they should.
20/06/2013 at 11:01
I feel awful that I am the same as you Belle and SW. I am lucky that I have never experienced depression or any of my close friends or family have either. Big hugs to you all x
20/06/2013 at 11:09
Lindtbunny - I know mine is seriously bad when it is affecting my judgement on even day to day things like going to work, I become irrational and paranoid. it's not a nice place to be in but I am now really learning how to deal with things and turn it around into positive thoughts instead of negative all consuming
20/06/2013 at 11:49
I'm a glass half full. As long as we are a family and have our health il count my blessings. I've had very bad pnd that turned more into depression and lasted about 3 years. Depression I find is as CW said, it's when your thoughts and fears are irrational, you know they are but still they control you. When normal every day situations are unbearable.
20/06/2013 at 12:05
I'm a glass half full person, and just want to enjoy what I've got in life to the full, I can't regret anything for very long before I get fed up and start looking for the silver lining.
Unfortunately, I have lots of family (in-laws and my own family) who are glass half empty people and I struggle to understand them. Some of them suffer with depression and I can sympathise, but I can't understand and as such help in many ways, but mostly they understand and don't mind. I really struggle with the ones who are not suffering depression and just seem to like being miserable - I just can't understand why anybody would want to live life like that, but you can't change them so I just grit my teeth and carry on.
My one wish is that my children will be glass half full people, I want them to enjoy life.
20/06/2013 at 13:07
I'm optimistic. I've wanted to post a thread about a related issue to this. Everything that's happened and still happening to me, life is for living, I want to be happy, I have to
Make it happen. I'm responsible for my happiness.
There is a friend who's husband had left her and her Facebook statuses etc make me a bit mad. Keeping my dignity is incredibly important.
20/06/2013 at 13:28
I'm quite often a half-empty kind of person, but I'm aware I'm like this and try to turn my view of things into something more positive. I get it from my mother, I know I do - sometimes I have to get off the phone from her because she does nothing but moan and look at negatives in everything. Drives me mad.
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