About Our Assessment

Why do we need an Optimism Test?

People who are more optimistic are more successful in many important areas of life; work, relationships, health, athletics, and academics. 

Although many people have some habits of negative thinking, these tendencies can be overcome.  The first step is to understand your level of Optimism – the GrowOptimism assessment can do that.


Organizations need the GrowOptimism assessment because they want to hire and develop more optimistic employees because they are more successful.

You may believe you can easily tell if you or someone else is optimistic, but it is not so!  Optimistic thinking is not transparent because everyone has some optimistic and pessimistic thoughts. An assessment is needed to identify a prevailing pattern of optimistic thinking.

Prior Optimism surveys were less practical because they were developed in academic settings. The GrowOptimism test was developed specifically for work place evaluations. There are also concerns with the different theoretical concepts the existing tests are based on.

The GrowOptimism Assessment is Easy & Practical:

  • Well suited for personal or workplace use.

  • Helps pinpoint areas to increase optimism!

How the GrowOptimism Test was Developed?

Grow Optimism was built using rigorous scientific processes including:

·         A research/literature review for content validity

·         Statistical/psychometric testing on 3 versions of tests

·         Over 800 test takers

·         Reliability, convergent and discriminant validity testing

·         Correlations with important outcomes:  Burnout, Stress, Work Engagement, and Life Satisfaction

Finding the right person with the right skills is critical to your company’s success and is a huge investment of time and resources.  There is a lot of pain over a bad hire for you, your team, and your clients. 


Experts agree that a person’s attitude is a critically important consideration in hiring.  You can train an optimistic person the skills of the trade, but it is far more difficult to change a person’s attitude


The GrowOptimism assessment is a great addition to your hiring process, and will help you hire more successful employees!

GrowOptimism for Hiring and Training

Workplace Solutions

Coming Soon

GrowOptimism Development

  • Coaching

  • Training

  • Speaking Engagement

Contact: Laura@growoptimism.com


Call: 314-620-1510 to get started or to discuss the opportunity.