. Are You A Realist Or An Optimist? A realist sees things the way they are. An Optimist sees things the way he expects them to be. A realist always want to face the fact. An optimist always want to overlook the facts or close his eyes to them. A realist wants to confront a challenge headlong. An optimist is patient. A realist always view things from a realistic point of view. An optimist views things from an optimistic point of view. Which one are you? A Realist or An Optimist? How do you see life? How do you view things happening around you or in your personal life? It is good to be optimistic or always express optimism in life. But it is better to face reality, be factual and always view things from a realistic perspective.