Negative Scanning

Notes from the amazingly neurotic Wiretap on CBC Radio 1:

I recently learned about something called positive and negative scanning. If you are a positive scanner, it means you always see the bright side of things. Even when maybe you shouldn’t. Negative scanning is when everything seems to be going just fine but you still manage to find something wrong. It’s not being able to wear your favorite shirt, the one that makes you feel like a different person, because there is a pen dot on the sleeve. It’s not being able to enjoy your wedding day because you’re pretty sure that the guy at the deli doesn’t like you.

I am a negative scanner.