Attitude Definition. What does Attitude mean?

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Attitude Definition

One of the most popular topics people like to study, research and understand is about body language and mindset. What someone believes, how or what they are thinking, and what they do is of peak curiosity for people. 

When we talk about the word attitude it can be a belief, a mindset or a state of mind, and these things can be seen in how someone presents themselves and the behavior they project. The word attitude is a noun and had a few different meanings depending on the context it is used in.

1. Meaning of Attitude:

We can use the word attitude to express what you think or perceive someone.

  • My son has a great attitude towards school.
  • My boss wants to change the attitude of the department so people enjoy coming to work.

2. Meaning of Attitude:

In terms of aviation, the word attitude can be used to describe the position of an aircraft.

  • The aviation student had difficulty with understanding the concept of attitude, when flying a plane.
  • You need to watch your attitude and pay attention to the ADI instruments.

3. Meaning of Attitude:

The word attitude can be used to express the way someone behaves as a result of how they think or see things.

  • The new manager had an aggressive attitude towards the staff. I wonder how long he will last?
  • I really like your new friend she is polite and has a optimistic attitude.

4. Meaning of Attitude:

When we talk about body language, people can express attitude based on how they arrange and position their body, extremities and facial expressions.

  • Based on her hands on her hips, she was displaying an angry attitude.
  • His eyes and shoulders expressed an attitude of sadness.

5. Meaning of Attitude:

When someone presents a negative, defiant, and arrogant manner they can be said to be giving attitude.

  • I don’t know what your problem is, but cut the attitude or you will be grounded for another week!
  • The new delivery boy has a lot of attitude and the boss told him to ship up or ship out.

Dialog:

Francis: Hey Paul, what’s with the attitude?

Paul: What are you talking about? I don’t have any attitude?

Francis: It is not what you are saying, your body speaks attitude so loudly I have to cover my eyes and ears!

Paul: Yeah, ok. I guess my attitude is a little bad lately. My boss has been giving me attitude, my girlfriend has been giving me attitude and even my dog has been giving me attitude.

Francis: Funny! Well you usually have a much better attitude about things, so I thought I would ask.

Paul: Yeah, I need to get back to my positive attitude and not let the attitudes of others affect me so much.

Related Phrases & Phrasal Verbs:

Point of view – we use point of view to say that someone has a belief of opinion about something or someone.

  • Though his attitude, he made his point of view very clear.

Frame of mind – we use this phrase in the context of attitude, to express a mood or disposition.

  • I am concerned about Sally’s attitude and here state of mind when it comes to working closely with her fellow co-workers.

Way of thinking – we use this phrase to express one’s opinion or belief about something.

  • His way of thinking does not match the attitude of the rest of the group, he should be asked to step down as team leader.

Turn of mind – we use turn of mind to say that someone has a fixed and particular way of thinking.

  • The CEO had a turn of mind because of the attitude of the consumers towards the manufacturing of the product in China

Cop an attitude – we use this phrase when we express that someone is arrogant or haughty.

  • My girlfriend really coped an attitude when I told her I didn’t want to get married until I graduate from college.

Related idioms:

Mind trip/Head trip – in the context of attitude, we would use this to say that someone is on an ego trip or behaving in a selfish and arrogant way.

Modus aperandi – in the context of attitude, we use this phrase to describe a persons particular and stubborn way of doing something.

Back talk –  This phrase is used to describe when someone is disrespect a person of authority with their words.

Wisecrack – in the context of attitude, we use this phrase to say that someone has criticizes someone in a negative and sarcastic way.

Two cents worth – we use this phrase in the context of attitude, to say that someone is giving an opinion that is unwanted or that is critical of something or someone.

Synonyms (other ways to say):

Mood

Feeling

Viewpoint

Demeanor

Temperament

Mood

Manner

Posture

Pose

Presence

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