A positive temperament, the very thing that drives optimism, high energy and creativity , could also lead you to make a risky investment in the stock market or have an affair with your intern.
Advice on Optimism
|Exercise will boost your mood.|
|Manage stress through meditation, prayer or yoga.|
|Be sociable and be with positive people.|
|Sometimes you need to see a therapist.|
But it's still a good thing.
The theory of positive and negative affects (or temperaments) holds that our long list of emotions and attitudes all stem from one of two basic or predominating moods: positive affect and negative affect.
Your brain is like a muscle that needs exercise. You can make yourself smarter by increasing neural connections through novelty and stimulation.
1. Read a daily newspaper, literary classics and the Web.
You grow smarter by reflecting on issues, events and people and forming strong opinions.
2. Associate with smart people.
Engaging in conversation with a smart person is like playing tennis with a superior opponent.