No real pessimist would ever want advice on how to change their habits from an optimist. Just take this for example, the first few lines with its peppy pep talk is guaranteed to piss off any pessimist. Thus, the only people who will get through this article are optimists just like the author… which renders this advice useless!
This happens so much with advice for introverts looking to become more outwardly facing: it’s all written by extroverts, so none of the tactics work. Though those tactics would be sound toward extroverts (extroverts looking to become even more extroverted?) they actually prove to be hard labor for the on-looking introvert. Introverts need advice from other introverts who have found means to express themselves in a largely extroverted world—not advice from extroverts.
This goes hand-in-hand with my previous thoughts. When looking to understand others, you need to throw away your initial assumptions, and figure out where they are coming from.