For people who have had a difficult time in the past and who are stuck there. They bring their negative experiences of the past into the present. Life is seen as being grim and full of struggle. When they look at life they only see bleakness, hard times and disappointment continuing into the future. In the positive mode, these people will see the beauty, joy, and excitement in the present and optimistically anticipate the future.
• stuck in the past
• the expectation of a grim future
• acceptance of the beauty and joy in the present
• open to a bright future