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General words for behaviour and attitudes

default setting

noun

the way in which someone normally behaves and reacts

behavior

noun

the way that someone behaves

instinct

noun

a natural tendency to behave in a particular way that people and animals are born with and that they obey without knowing why. For example the maternal instinct is a woman’s natural tendency to behave like a mother

outlook

noun

your general attitude toward things

human nature

noun

the attitudes, feelings, and reactions that are typical of most people

disposition

noun

the way that someone normally thinks and behaves, that shows what type of person they are

spirit

noun

your attitude to life or to other people

posture

noun

an attitude, or the way that someone behaves toward other people

conduct

noun

the way someone behaves, especially in relation to particular rules or accepted ways of behaving

inclination

noun

a tendency to behave in a particular way or to have a particular interest

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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