An attitude is an expression of favor or disfavor toward a
person, place, thing, or event (the attitudeobject). Prominent
psychologist Gordon Allport once described attitudes "the most distinctive and
indispensable concept in contemporary
"a psychological tendency that is expressed by evaluating a particular entity with
some degree of favor or disfavor." Though it is sometimes common to define an
attitude as affect toward an object, affect (i.e., discrete emotions or overall arousal)
is generally understood to be distinct from attitude as a measure of favorability.
Defination of attitude
“A Psychological tendency that is expressed by evaluating a particular
entity with some degree of favor or disfavor." Though it is sometimes
common to define an attitude as affect toward an object, affect (i.e.,
discrete emotions or overall arousal) is generally understood to be
distinct from attitude as a measure of favorability.
An attitude contains cognitive, affective,
and behavioural components.
A criticism of the tripartite view of attitudes is
that it requires cognitive, affective, and behavioural
associations of an attitude to be consistent, but this
may be implausible. Thus some views of attitude
structure see the cognitive and behavioural
components as derivative of affect or affect and
behaviour as derivative of underlying beliefs.
Behaviour became an important construct in
early 20th century psychology with the
advent of the paradigm known subsequently
Behaviourism was a reaction against "faculty"
psychology which purported to see into or
understand the mind without the benefit of
A counter-argument against the high
relationship between behavioral intention and
actual behavior has also been proposed, as
the results of some studies show that,
because of circumstantial limitations,
behavioral intention does not always lead to
Namely, since behavioral intention cannot be
the exclusive determinant of behavior where
an individual's control over the behavior is
Positive attitude helps you cope more easily with
the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into
your life, and makes it easier to avoid worry and
negative thinking. If you adopt it as a way of life,
it will bring constructive changes into your life,
and makes them happier, brighter and more
With a positive attitude you see the bright side of
life, become optimistic, and expect the best to
happen. It is certainly a state of mind that is well
A negative attitude is characterized by a
great disdain for everything. Someone who
constantly points out the negative in
A negative attitude is contagious and
therefore avoiding people with one is the best
way of prevention. Once you have a negative
attitude, you will unlikely be able to recover
and self fulfilling prophecy takes a hold.
Expectation of success.
Motivation to accomplish your goals.
It says that you can
It says that you
Choose to be happy.
Look at the bright side of life.
Choose to be and stay optimistic.
Find reasons to smile more often.
Have faith in yourself and in the Power of the Universe.
Contemplate upon the futility of negative thinking and
Associate yourself with happy people.
Read inspiring stories.
Read inspiring quotes.
Repeat affirmations that inspire and
Visualize only what you want to happen.
Learn to master your thoughts.
Learn concentration and meditation
Willing to change ideas and
Can see another person’s
point of view
Accepts responsibility for
Seldom criticizes others
Is considerate of others
Look others people in eyes
when talking with them
Respects other opinion of
Never make excuse
Has a variety of interests
Unwilling to change
Can’t see another person’s
point of view
Blames others for own
Very critical of others
Thinks only of self
Does not look other people
in the eyes
Forces own opinions on
Often makes excuses
Has few interests