Hi Bocaj6105, It is used basically to determine your type of perception (optimist or pessimist). I think that some interviewers use this to question those applying for a particular job. What is interesting with this question is to find other possible and more interesting answers. My favorite one is that ?The glass is too big?, had it been the right size, it would have been full. Another one says that while the pessimist and the optimist are debating over the capacity of the glass, the opportunist took it to drink.
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i think the basic idea is distinguish whether you are optimistic (you see the cup half full) or pessimistic (half empty). and it says that people have different view of the world and that they deal with things in different ways....
It depends from what angle you will want to look at it. From the optimist point of view the glass is half full means that at least even in the most troublesome of situations there is a ray of hope. The pessimist will look at it as half empty since from him nothing good comes from life, and even the slightest good will be interpreted negatively. Perception is totally unique to each individual. For details on this, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is_the_glass_half_empty_or_half_full%3F.