PEOPLE who identify as optimists are 100 percent more likely to be unbearable company, a study has shown.
The study discovered that absolutely nobody enjoys being told that ‘everything happens for a reason’ and the person saying it is either insane or deeply unpleasant.
Dr Sarah Bauer said: “We also found that 90% of optimists have been given a ‘good thumping’ at some point in their life. It was the optimists themselves who described the thumpings as ‘good’.”
Tim Morton, an optimist, said: “I’m surprised by these findings, as I was under the impression that everyone loved us and our natural ability to spread cheer.
“Maybe I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. That’s OK, you can’t please everybody.
“I’m not going to change who I am, though. I like to see the good in things. Like when my friend’s dog died; what’s a dead dog if not the perfect opportunity to get a new puppy?”
Dr Bauer added: “Dreadful. Just dreadful.”