Pessimism. It does work
Today me and a friend are supposed to see a movie. I was trying to reach him before go there, but he din't answered his phone. I went anyway and he din't showed up.
I was slight dissapoited but I already was seeing it happening. I always try to believe in the worst, or at least I never have hope.
I never have actually, I try to avoid if possible, even when the outcome looks like will logically go toward to a possitive result... I don't really expect that, I still think towards the negative one as the most likely. I try to be emotionally prepare to it, to the worse.
And when my friend showed up, I find out it does work. I din't felt worse or dissapointed, just a bit annoyed, but I felt just like I always feel.