Related words and phrases:
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty type of person?
Friend 2: I suppose it depends on the circumstances but I am generally an optimist.
Friend 1: Then you are a glass-half-full kind of person.
Friend 2: OK. What about you?
Friend 1: I tend to be a glass-half-empty type.
Friend 2: Then you are a pessimist.
Friend 1: Yes.
Two coworkers are talking ...
Coworker 1: I hear you're going to lose your job because of the merger.
Coworker 2: Yes. Isn't that great?
Coworker 1: Pardon?
Coworker 2: What an exciting opportunity to go out and find an even more rewarding job.
Coworker 1: That's a glass-half-full attitude.
Coworker 2: I usually look on the bright side of things.
There is no gerund form for glass-half-full.
1) However, in a valiant effort to take a glass-half-full approach, we can point out that the increase was smaller than in 2010.
2) Believe in the best possible outcome. Quite simply, start trying to cultivate a glass-half-full perspective. When reasonable, assume the best possible outcome of events.
3) Coaching is a job for realists, not glass-half-full, Tony Robbins disciples.
4) The reasons for this hawkish approach from the bank is that its glass-half-full assessment of the economy hones in on the ongoing mining boom.
5) Three of them, making the word CAN, are glass-half-full types. They spend their time trying to shake off the negatively minded T.
6) Well, at least that annoying glass-half-full guy who responds to every loss all season long by saying "It could be worse."
7) From now on, I am a glass-half-full kind of gal. Think of all the amazing new drinks I can make!
8) Tyler is a real glass-half-full kind of guy. He always seems to see the potential in people.
9) The author may want to call it his "glass-half-full column", but I'd call it a "rose-coloured glasses" column.
10) We need to switch from a negative, glass-half-empty outlook to a glass-half-full and put optimism into practice to be happiest.
11) But in the weeks before the attack, Welles, normally a glass-half-full kind of guy, had seemed, if not depressed, then certainly restless.
12) Once you do make it down to Yeongam, even the most glass-half-full fan would have to admit that the scenery is not UNESCO world heritage stuff.
13) Taking the glass-half-full approach there is much to be celebrated.
14) I've always been a glass-half-full person and I never see a situation as hopeless.
15) But she was always upbeat, such a glass-half-full person.
16) Mary Hanafin, Minister for Social and Family Affairs, was among the glass-half-full contingent.
17) I stuck with the glass-half-full mentality; with my attitude still positive before the starting signal.
18) Shopping for an out-of-work Eeyore? Or a glass-half-full Pollyanna? Or some other children's-entertainment metaphor about being unemployed?
19) I'd say I'm not a glass-half-full sort of guy; I tend to temper my excitement and keep from that extreme.
20) With his blinding smile and booming business, he is a glass-half-full optimist. I want to believe him.