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Pooh to Eeyore!

An increasingly pessimistic Harriet Minter is aghast to see her glass half empty, so she confronts her gloomy self and chooses optimism instead

LESSONS IN ADULTHOOD

PHOTOGRAPH: MARK HARRISON. HAIR AND MAKE-UP: CAROLINE PIASECKI. STYLIST: KATE ANYA BARBOUR

Because I am a bit of a swot, I don’t like to fail a test. So you can imagine my horror when a friend and I took an online personality test to determine levels of optimism – and I’m more of a pessimist than Eeyore! Certain I would come back strongly optimistic (I’ve given a TED Talk on the joy of failure, for heaven’s sake), I was shocked by the result.

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