We shall see.

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22 Responses to We shall see.

  1. ali says:

    i am the cynic :)

  2. Bo says:

    I think I was skeptic once.

  3. tushar says:

    very nice. there should be a point that’s high on hope and low on doubt labeled “sap”

  4. Stripe says:

    Lower Left: Fatalism

  5. jadeholiday says:

    A point high on hope and low on doubt could be labeled “faith”.

  6. Cat's Meow says:

    Instead of “sap” or “faith”, how about optimism?

  7. tushar says:

    haha i was actually going to suggest “faith,” guess being somewhere in the right side of this graph pushed me towards “sap” instead.

  8. fireflight says:

    Officially the best card ever, in my book.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I agree, something like “eternal optimist” should be in the top left corner but otherwise an excellent card.

  10. I think “optimist” covers anyone across the top. Faith (or “believer”) at the left; skeptic at the right. Fatalism bottom left.

    Not that the card is inadequate as-is. Definitely my favorite in a long long time. (Hey, it moved me to comment for the first time.)

    Thanks, Jessica!

  11. MikeG says:

    Yes! Brilliant!
    Says a skeptic.

  12. John says:

    The fact that I would label the upper left with “ignorant” places me solidly in the skeptic category myself. =}

  13. Mike says:

    Ah yes, there is no hope for the cynic.

  14. devadatta says:

    I invented a saying for comparing naïveté with cynicism: “Cynicism is the second naïveté”, meaning that cynicism is often a product of too much naïveté, and that both in fact are simplistic and unrealistic. In many cases, people believe a thing is easy to do, fail, and then believe it’s impossible to do, when often it is rather possible to do, but requires much effort both in training and thinking.

  15. streetpc says:

    I think upper left goes to optimism, faith and sap being particular cases.

  16. Jacob says:

    I’m skeptical of jadeholiday’s faith.

    But there is always hope.

  17. Jing says:

    I think I have the slope greater than being skeptic!! Faithful person

  18. jadeholiday says:

    haha, Jacob – but if you’re skeptical of faith, it’s not a matter of more hope – but less doubt – according to this graph! :)

  19. Jim says:

    Very nice. For me, the 4-point graph would read

    * believer * skeptic

    * fatalist * cynic

  20. UJ says:

    Actually, I’m not sure if cynics are filled with doubt. They just KNOW for sure that it will not work out. :)

  21. Chris says:

    4-point graph, Jim?

    Surely you’re not suggesting the chart should be a Boston Matrix?

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