Have you ever noticed that during tough times your true character shines through?

Your outlook on life really affects how you handle situations.

It’s not easy to stay positive when things get rough. Yet making an effort to stay optimistic can make a difference (positive thinker). Help you grow stronger.

On the other hand, those who tend to think negatively (negative thinker) often feel overwhelmed by challenges.

It can seem like life is throwing much at them.

So how crucial is it for everyone to nurture a positive thinking mindset?

What about you? Do you tend more towards optimism or pessimism?

Let’s explore this below.

What is a Positive Thinking Person?

In order to grasp the essence of someone who embodies positive thinking it’s crucial to comprehend the concept itself. Positive thinking means that a person is able to maintain an optimistic outlook on things, especially when things are challenging or hard.

  • Individuals who exhibit the positive thinking habit remain optimistic even when things look bad
  • They have cultivated a mindset centered around achieving success and nurturing their relationships
  • Is it important to have a positive mindset? Definitely. Your thoughts play a role in shaping your actions and outcomes
  • When you believe in your ability to succeed you are more likely to put in the effort needed to reach your goals
  • Positive individuals enjoy advantages in life due to their positive nature

The approach of a positive thinker differs significantly from that of someone with a negative mindset. When facing challenges, their optimistic perspective greatly influences how they make decisions.

How Do I Know if I’m a Negative Thinker?

Many of us have encountered individuals who always seem to focus on the negative and being in their presence can drain our energy. Imagine if you found yourself falling into that pattern of thinking. It’s quite likely that you could unknowingly adopt an outlook.

The good news is, there are signs that can help you recognize if negativity has taken hold of your mindset.

Here are some indicators that you might be leaning towards a perspective.

You often make statements that show that you don’t believe things can work out for you

“People often use phrases like ‘It seems good to be true’ and ‘Things just don’t last’ to express negativity. If you frequently contribute thoughts to discussions it’s likely that you lean towards a positive outlook on life.”

You cling to past events

Forgiving and forgetting can be a challenge, at times. Yet dwelling on events could impact your future negatively. Constantly revisiting experiences may hinder your progress. Lead to a pessimistic outlook on life.

You are judgmental

People who have a positive outlook on life tend to find happiness within themselves leading them to refrain from passing judgement on others. On the other hand, people with a negative mindset often struggle with their own self confidence. Prompting them to be more critical and judgmental of those around them.

You can’t get yourself to believe the compliments you get

If you consistently dismiss compliments and fail to acknowledge them it may indicate a negative mindset. While optimistic individuals recognize their worth and appreciate compliments as a validation of their deserving nature.

Your thoughts always go to the negative side

It’s common to feel wary when a lost friend suddenly reappears in your life. If your immediate assumption is that their reappearance will bring negative consequences it suggests a lack of positivity, in your mindset.

Relationships don’t last

People with an outlook are a joy to spend time with, making it simpler for them to maintain lasting relationships with friends and romantic partners. Conversely individuals who lean towards negativity can be draining to be leading to challenges, in holding onto friendships and romantic connections.

The problem outshines the solution

Life can surprise us with challenges. How we deal with them can reveal a lot about our character. Optimistic individuals tend to acknowledge issues and seek resolutions while pessimistic individuals may become so consumed by the problem that they struggle to see beyond it.

The future looks bleak

Optimistic individuals believe that there will be days so they eagerly anticipate the future even during challenging times. Conversely pessimistic individuals feel drained when contemplating the future as they tend to focus on anticipated outcomes. This mindset can contribute to stress resulting in health consequences.

4 Signs of a Positive Person

People with an outlook tend to appreciate life by focusing on the good aspects.

Here are four characteristics of someone who has a positive mindset.

1. They are always the same

Positive individuals understand that they possess self worth and thus they do not feel compelled to alter their demeanour based on their company. They remain authentic and true, to themselves irrespective of the people in their vicinity. When faced with circumstances a positive individual remains steadfast in their behaviour.

2. Positive people don’t try too hard

Positive individuals tend to be more adept, at acknowledging situations that are not meant to be. They do not acknowledge them. Also progress from them. On the other hand , pessimistic individuals struggle with acceptance. Tend to fixate on such situations intensifying their negative impact. For instance if someone decides to end a friendship and expresses a desire to move forward an optimist will come to terms with it. Continue living their life. Conversely a pessimist will cling onto the friendship further depleting their happiness.

3. A positive person chooses to make their life positive

A person with an outlook tends to gravitate towards individuals who share an optimistic mindset. They actively pursue activities, talents and adventures that enhance their well being.

4. They know they aren’t perfect, and they are okay with it

Positive individuals like anyone have their imperfections. However when negative traits are highlighted in a person they tend to dwell on them or react defensively. In contrast when positive traits are brought to the attention of a person they are typically self aware or open, to acknowledging and addressing them.

This willingness to self improve is an advantage of maintaining a mindset as it creates continuous personal growth—a crucial aspect of life.

Is it Okay to be Negative?

While we aim to maintain a positive outlook on life, we often get challenges that can make staying optimistic a struggle. The impact of stress, work, relationships and health issues can create obstacles to maintaining a positive mindset. So, it’s important to be kind to yourself during phases of thinking.

Yet, striving to embrace positivity remains beneficial in the long run.

Here are some suggestions to enhance your mindset and cultivate an outlook.

Take time for meditation

Spend 10 minutes each day soaking in the peace and tranquillity that surrounds you. This simple practice can help reduce stress levels and offer an outlook on life.

Exercise daily

Engaging in exercise can uplift your spirits and alleviate stress all while reaping the health advantages it offers.

Surround yourself with positivity

Listen to uplifting podcasts or read a book about positivity. By exposing yourself to the uplifting viewpoints of others, you might learn a great deal.

Communicate with others

It’s often helpful to have conversations with friends or family about the challenges you’re facing. If you find it difficult to confide in those, consider becoming part of an online support community.


Life can be full of surprises. Each of us responds in our special manner to the challenges that come our way.

Maintaining a positive outlook on life is key to overcoming life’s challenges and obstacles.

So, invest your time and energy in enhancing your mindset.

As the famous Jim Rohn used to say,

“Work harder on yourself than on your business”.

What he meant was to work on yourself, your character, attitude, habits, so you are better able to manage life or business. Because, the better you are, the better your life becomes.

petri maatta, CEO
Petri Maatta

Petri Maatta is a photographer, filmmaker, and webdesigner who has been working for over 20 years in the creative industry. Fascinated by manifesting for business reasons, Petri was determined to find out what it took to create success. He started his career with seven years of business failures before he found success by learning about manifesting from a mentor with a Fortune 500 company. Today Petri shares his knowledge through DreamMaker courses designed to help people change their businesses and lives while living on their terms.

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