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Responsible Attitude

To be accountable to one’s own actions and to have the ability to make rational decisions. A person displaying this attitude is often seen as reliable and dependable.

Irresponsible Attitude

To show little care for the consequences of their actions. A person displaying this attitude is often seen as unreliable, immature and requiring guidance.

 

Manipulative Attitude

To control others in subtle ways.

Determined Attitude

Describes when an individual/group who choose to persevere to overcome a problem or obstacle.

 

Courageous Attitude

Describes when an individual/group do not hesitate to display bravery and heroism even when faced with obstacles.

 

Rebellious Attitude

Describes when an individual/group challenges authority and control.

Sexist Attitude

Describes when one gender displays prejudiced views based on sex; behaviour, conditions, or promotes ideas that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex.

 

Optimistic Attitude

Describes when an individual/group demonstrates hopefulness and positivity even when a situation appears hopeless.

 Pessimistic Attitude

Describes when an individual/group displays feelings of hopelessness and negativity.

 

 

Cynical Attitude

Describes when an individual/group displays feelings of disbelief and approaches new ideas, people, groups etc. with caution.

 

Condescending Attitude

Describes when an individual/group behaves in a way that implies that they are superior to others. Many people will describe this as being ‘talked down to’.

Racist Attitude

Describes when an individual/group displays prejudiced views based on race/culture or treats individuals/groups differently because of their ethnic identity. It is also racist to judge other cultural groups based on stereotypes.

 

Domineering Attitude

To control, govern or rule with superiority.

Colonial Attitude

Describes when one culture inhabits/invades the space of another culture. The invading culture will impose their rules and traditions because the invading culture believes they are superior.

 

 Humble Attitude

Displaying modesty and a low estimate of own capabilities. Most societies see humbleness as a positive trait.

 

Cautious Attitude

To approach with trepidation and consideration of the risks.

 

 

 

 

Reckless Attitude

To approach with little concern or consideration of the risks. Could also be described as a care-free attitude.

 

Considerate Attitude

Considers the feelings/concerns/problems of others and displays helpfulness.

Hostile Attitude

To displays aggression and anger. Can be displayed through language or through violent acts.

 

 

 

Hypocritical Attitude

Describes when an individual/group claims to have virtues/morals, but their actions reveal they do not.

 

Permissive Attitude

Describes when an individual/group allows and condones particular behaviours.

Menacing attitude

To intimidate and frighten

 

 

 

Authoritative Attitude

To order and command others from a position of authority/power

Fearful attitude

To be apprehensive, panicky and anticipating terror

Smug Attitude

To express feelings of extreme satisfaction of one’s own situation. Others who are not so fortunate may view this satisfaction as offensive.

Self-righteous attitude

Describes an individual who expresses their (perceived) moral superiority over others. A person who is self-righteous believes that their beliefs and values are morally superior.

 

Careless attitude

To display a lack of care or concern about the consequences of one’s actions (foolishness, stupidity)

Submissive Attitude

When an individual or group submits to another group/individual’s control. Submissive individuals/groups will accept mistreatment without protest.

 

Accepting Attitude

To accept someone regardless of ethnic origin, sexuality, gender etc. To be tolerant.

Homophobic attitude

Is when an individual or group demonstrates fear and hatred for homosexual individuals/groups and their actions.

 

 

Dismissive Attitude

Describes when an individual/group who demonstrates a lack of care for a problem, group or another individual. This group is aware of the facts, but choose to disregard.

 

Ignorant Attitude

Describes when an individual/group who are unaware or, choose not make themselves aware and instead make judgement/choices based on a limited understandings.

Disapproving Attitude

Describes when an individual/group who does not approve of an idea, belief, action individual or other group. The individual/group who disapproves may express anger, frustration or annoyance.

Critical Attitude

Describes when an individual/group who consider the flaws or problems with an event, decision or with other individuals/groups. A person demonstrating a critical attitude will not often express emotion, they are detached and will note the flaws and suggest solutions.


Prejudiced Attitude

Describes when an individual/group who demonstrate an unfavourable opinion of other individuals/groups based. This opinion is not based on fact, only on a preconceived idea.

Approving Attitude

Describes when an individual/group who commends or supports an idea, belief, action individual or other group.

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