I was truly surprised and a bit taken aback by my new co workers assessment of me. No one that has ever gotten to know me has ever said that I wasn't optimistic.... until now.
Apparently, I'm a realist-neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a person who sees all sides of the coins for what it is and what it isn't.
After thinking some on it, I have to admit when taking a look at myself "from the outside looking in" perspective, it makes a lot of sense. I just never really noticed it before or maybe I never really defined that part of myself in the forefront of my mind. Interesting though isn't it? The things people assess about another person based on their experiences and conversations.