Test Your Optimism

Welcome to the Revised Life Orientation Test that will help you better understand if you are an optimist or pessimist.

This is a pretty simple test and there are 10 statements that you have to grade.

After you finish the test and click on ‘Submit’, you’ll get an email with your results.

Let’s begin!

Time Needed

On average, the test takes 3 minutes.

Retake it

Retake the test every two weeks to see how you improved.

It's all good

You can become more optimistic if your pessimism is too high.

Step 1 of 2

Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
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Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Source: Scheier, M. F., Carver, C. S., & Bridges, M. W. (1994). Distinguishing optimism from neuroticism (and trait anxiety, self-mastery, and self-esteem): A reevaluation of the Life Orientation Test. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67(6), 1063-1078.