So, there are cynics and there are sceptics. The literal definition for a cynics is that not only do they not believe a good thing is happening and they’re cynical, they don’t believe good is possible. A sceptic is sceptical but they will, it’s like “oh, I’m kind of sceptical about this decision”, but the reason they’re expressing their scepticism is because they have the hope that it will get better and that’s why they’re sharing it. Cynics are different. Jerks are similar.
I’m more of sceptic than a cynic. Though I can be both, depending on the circumstances.