attitude is how you behave.
opinion or way of thinking.
In America someone who has an attitude is someone who has a bad attitude... someone who whines and complains a lot- hates everyone and thinks everyone else is less worthy.
Well I think it would be boring to answer your question like a dictionary- attitude being the way you think and feelabout your world. So instead- I think that attitude is something you either have or you don't. Or maybe you show flares of it now and again when pushed for a reaction. I have tons ya want some? I am very nice to all service people, patient and generous with smiles...but when I meet an a$shole- like someone cutting in line or jerking around in traffic- I just really let loose.
Attitude is edge. It means not taking any cr@p from anybody. It can get out of hand in some people, rude remarks for no reason. A sense of entitlement and a disgustingly inflated sense of self-worth...err...I think I developed my attitude by dressing really creatively or skanky and having to defend my position on the adult business.
NOUN: 1. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself: stood in a graceful attitude. attitudinal (-tdn-l, -tyd-) , attitudinally
A complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
Attitude is a concept in psychology. Attitudes are positive, negative or neutral views of an "attitude object": i.e. a person, behaviour or event. People can also be "ambivalent" towards a target, meaning that they simultaneously possess a positive and a negative bias towards the attitude in question.
Attitudes come from judgements. Attitudes develop on the ABC model (affect, behavioral change and cognition). The affective response is a physiological response that expresses an individual's preference for an entity. The behavioral intention is a verbal indication of the intention of an individual. The cognitive response is a cognitive evaluation of the entity to form an attitude. Most attitudes in individuals are a result of observational learning from their environment.
The link between attitude and behavior exists but depends on human behavior, some of which is irrational. For example, a person who is for blood transfusion may not donate blood. This makes sense if the person does not like the sight of blood, which explains this irrationality.