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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mentality, outlook, mindset, mind-set(noun)

    a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations


  1. mindset(Noun)

    A way of thinking; an attitude or opinion, especially a habitual one.

  2. Origin: From mind + set.


  1. Mindset

    In decision theory and general systems theory, a mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools. This phenomenon is also sometimes described as mental inertia, "groupthink", or a "paradigm", and it is often difficult to counteract its effects upon analysis and decision making processes. On the positive side a mindset can also be seen as incident of a person's Weltanschauung or philosophy of life. For example there has been quite some interest in the typical mindset of an entrepreneur.

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  1. Charles Brown:

    We're both of the same mindset.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness comes from your mindset.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness is not a condition but a mindset.

  4. Steve Maraboli:

    Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.

  5. Jayson Gaignard:

    It was a simple idea, but it fundamentally changed my mindset on relationship building.

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