Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering
Have you ever noticed that your day is kind of like the first thought that enters your mind when you open your eyes for the day? Attitude is a simple word that has a huge affect on our lives. More affect than we know. Even God cares about our attitude. Sometimes we spread our attitude and give it to the people we are closest to. Is it an attitude you want to come back at you? Now we get back to the old saying, "If you want a smile, then give a smile." Our attitude controls our work, sleep, play, relationships and everything inbetween. Attitude is one of the most vital things that keep us alive. As long as we keep it positive, all will be well. It's typically the negative emotions that drown us in our own tears.
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An attitude is a hypothetical construct that represents an individual's degree of like or dislike for an item. Attitudes are generally positive or negative views of a person, place, thing, or event-- this is often referred to as the attitude object. People can also be conflicted or ambivalent toward an object, meaning that they simultaneously possess both positive and negative attitudes toward the item in question.
Attitudes are judgments. They develop on the ABC model (affect, behavior, and cognition). The affective response is an emotional response that expresses an individual's degree of preference for an entity. The behavioral intention is a verbal indication or typical behavioral tendency of an individual. The cognitive response is a cognitive evaluation of the entity that constitutes an individual's beliefs about the object. Most attitudes are the result of either direct experience or observational learning from the environment.
Another attitude is called Emotion
A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling: the emotions of joy, sorrow, reverence, hate, and love.
A state of mental agitation or disturbance: spoke unsteadily in a voice that betrayed his emotion. See Synonyms at feeling.
The part of the consciousness that involves feeling; sensibility: "The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect" (Isaac Bashevis Singer).
Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. ~Vincent Van Gogh, 1889