mentality mentality  /mɛn ˈtæ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
  2. (n) mental ability

Usage(s):

  1. As the invites kept coming, I found myself succumbing to the clubhouse mentality that Imus both inspires and cultivates.
  2. The question, Power says, is how broadly that mentality will spread.
  3. He has a teacher's mentalityif there's a problem, show your guys how to solve it.

News

  1. Retirement Plans Need Refocus

    One of the scariest myths about financial planning is that you need $1 million to retire. Then, when the market heads south, most bury their heads and adopt an ostrich-like mentality and forget about investing.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. "We Want Fairness. There Is No Fairness If You Do Not Let Us Cheat"

    To find what is perhaps the best analogy of the mentality behind today's global capital markets and the perhaps the entire US economy as well, one has to travel to Zhongxiang in Hubei province, where a university entrance exam for 800 students did not go quite as expected. Telegraph reports: "When students at the No. 3 high school in Zhongxiang arrived to sit their exams earlier this month, they ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  3. Deconstructing the new mommy money mentality

    As the dynamics of women in the work force change, so does the money mentality of many stay-at-home moms.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Deseret News

Quotes

  1. "I don't understand the mentality of couples who marry to be together but prefer separate surnames," said Shizuka Kamei, leader of the People's New Party. "Do we want to see door signs showing various surnames written on them at each home?"
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Shizuka Kamei Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "Instead, they pay somebody that doesn't have the mentality of the African players," he said.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: George Weah Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I share with Renault a strong winning mentality and feel comfortable with their friendly and open attitude," Kubica added. "I am very happy I will be joining them for the 2010 season. I feel I have a special connection with this team because...
    on Oct 7, 2009 By: Robert Kubica Source: Times Online

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