The persons who have Positive Explanatory Style are the Optimists. Optimists explain positive events or happenings in their lives as having happened because of them (internal). They also see them as evidence that more positive things will happen in the future (stable), and in other areas of their lives (global). Conversely, Optimists see negative events as not being their fault (external). They also see them as being flukes (isolated) that have nothing to do with other areas of their lives or future events (local). As an example, if an Optimist gets a promotion, he/she will likely believe that the reason is because he/she is good at his/her job (internal), and will receive more benefits and promotion in the future (global and stable). If he/she is passed over for the promotion, it is likely because he/she was having an off-month (local and unstable) because of extenuating circumstances (external), but will do better in the future.