A realist who is neither an optimist nor a pessimist who examines situations objectively and assess them realistically is an example of someone who is a pragmatist.
I'm not a thief, I am a pragmatist. I need this bread to feed my family.
We cannot trust him not to lie for his own gain, he's an opportunist and a pragmatist.
Origin of pragmatist
- From Ancient Greek πρᾶγμα (pragma, “thing”).