Every people in this world have different types of personality, different natures of behaviour, different tones of speech and different points of ideals. However, basically you can categorize yourself into one of these three categories: an optimist, a pessimist, a realist.
Let's start with the basic meaning of these three terms:
Optimist: An optimist is someone who is hopeful about the future.
Pessimist: A pessimist is someone who thinks that bad things are going to happen.
Realist: A realist is someone who regonizes and accepts the true nature of a situation and tries to deal with it in a practical way.
There's a saying:" A pessimist complains about the wind, an optimist hopes it to change, and a realist adjusts the sails."
So, what do you consider yourself to be:
an Optimist, a Pessimist, or rather a Realist?
I consider myself as a realist. I try my best to make best out of any situation without thinking much of hope or regret. However, though sometimes I couldn't help but feel optimistic and be hopeful of things to get even better. But in the end, my feelings of realism undermines such momentary feelings of optimism. So, I categorize myself as a realist.