People that see the glass as half-full are optimistic, of course, but they also develop other positive personality traits that work in their favor.
Those who view life as the glass half-full are often found to be decisive, playful, and creative. A new study of 2,000 Americans found that 58 percent of those asked said that the glass was half-full, while 16 percent felt that it was half-empty. The rest didn't go one way or another.
In addition to the traits above, glass half-full people also tended to be more patient, more creative, more competitive, more adaptable, and more playful than glass half-empty people, reports the study by Borden Dairy.
Glass half-empty people were found to be laid-back, more introverted, more serious, and more proud than their opposites. Oddly, nearly half (48 percent) of empty-types said they were really optimistic.
Glass half-full people may be that way due to the way they spend their time. The study found they spend about seven more hours a week on their hobbies than glass-empties.
Glass half-full people were also more likely to be morning people, even though both groups got an average of six hours of sleep per night.
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