Attitude is Everything

Your mind and your body are part of the same system. They influence each other. When you’re happy, you look happy, you sound happy and you use happy words. Try to be miserable while you jump in the air and clap your hands, or try to be happy as you slouch in a chair and let your head droop. Your attitude controls your mind, and your mind delivers the body language.

Attitudes set the quality and mood of your thoughts, your voice tone, your spoken words. Most importantly, they govern your facial and body language. Attitudes are like trays on which we serve ourselves up to other people. Once your mind is set into a particular attitude, you have very little ongoing conscious control over the signals your body sends out. Your body has a mind of its own, and it will play out the patterns of behavior associated with whatever attitude you find yourself experiencing.

List of Really Useful Attitudes

Here’s a list of RUAs offered by Boothman:

  • Warm
  • Enthusiastic
  • Confident
  • Supportive
  • Relaxed
  • Obliging
  • Curious
  • Resourceful
  • Comfortable
  • Helpful
  • Engaging
  • Laid back
  • Patient
  • Welcoming
  • Cheery
  • Interested

List of Really Useless Attitudes

In addition, here’s a list which Boothman provides of Really Useless Attitudes:

  • Angry
  • Sarcastic
  • Impatient
  • Bored
  • Disrespectful
  • Conceited
  • Pessimistic
  • Anxious
  • Rude
  • Suspicious
  • Vengeful
  • Afraid
  • Self-conscious
  • Mocking
  • Embarrassed
  • Dutiful

Reference – Boothman, nb, 2000. how to make people like you in 90 secounds or less. 1st ed. new york: workman publishing company.

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