How optimistic are you?

Take the test to see if you look on the brighter side of life.

The key to getting the most out of life is to be surrounded by optimistic, positive friends, according to new research from The National Lottery.

Nearly six out of ten Brits (58%) believe a positive outlook is contagious and that optimists can boost the positivity around them, helping others adopt their upbeat attitude and feel better about their lives.

And now you too can find out just how optimistic you really are. Would you consider yourself to be a 'glass half full' or 'glass half empty' person? Click below to take the optimism quiz and see if you are a positive influence on your friends, and why not see how they rate in the process?

It seems that despite having a reputation for being pessimistic, three quarters of us Brits (75%) consider ourselves to have an optimistic outlook on life, according to the research carried out by the Social Issues Research Centre.

Optimism is also a highly attractive trait. Over half of (52%) us Brits prefer the company of positive people such as effervescent Holly Willoughby over professional pessimists such as Victor Meldrew (3%). So if your friends are 'glass half full' types — you're on the right track.

Check out if you can match Holly's sunny outlook in our Optimism Test

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