I’m a natural cynic, which means that I don’t buy the hype around anything from pony rides to human resources conferences. If people are having fun, I’m skeptical.
There’s a term for how I view the world. I’m a defensive pessimist. I try to figure out what can go wrong so I can prevent sorrow and chaos. Believe it or not, it’s a positive way to experience life. If I can imagine worst case scenarios, I can be organized and prepared. I can help others avoid heartache by being organized and in control.
Some people who have these tendencies are