Positive & negative, in regards to perspective, can both have unintended consequences. While I don’t have any problem with people referring to me either way (Pessimist or Optimist), in my opinion, both are incorrect for me personally. “Oh, so you're a realist.” No, that sh!* is scary; reality. I’m a believer.
I published the remaining few paragraphs over on LinkedIn, and have put the link below if you're interested. I was hoping it would be seen by a wider audience. All the best. - LC