I would consider myself to be more on the optimistic side or maybe just being a realist.
What I do enjoy is talking to someone who others think is a pessimist. I would rather think of them as my sounding board. If they can’t find a problem with what I am proposing then maybe it is a good idea.
Too many people like to be surrounded by others that agree with them. So do I for the most part. Yet, I know that without someone who disagrees with me, then my decisions might not be as good as they could be.
What you now need to do is find that one person who you respect and can communicate in a way that you can hear and enjoy the fruits of your collaboration.