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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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