Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
8 or 9 for me. I've probably been leaning more to 9 since retiring .... I've always been optimistic though.
Same here.
Life is pretty rosy right now. Interestingly, I felt a slight and permanent downward shift in menopause which bumped me from a 9 to an 8. It was eerie, and makes me think that hormones have something to do with levels. My father was an especially sunny person so it does make sense that genetics plays a part.

I have a very good friend who hovers around a 4-5 and both she and her mother take medication for depression. Even with meds she's always on the anxious, glass half-full side.