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2 Emotional Intelligence LAP 3 Explain the importance of a positive attitude. Demonstrate how to maintain a positive attitude. (Positive Attitude) Positive Attitude

3 Explain the importance of a positive attitude.

4  A person you enjoy spending time with Why do you like him or her so much? How does s/he react to stressful situations? Why do you like him or her so much? How does s/he react to stressful situations?  Learning to develop a positive attitude is a necessary and important skill.  Your attitude determines your actions.  Learning to develop a positive attitude is a necessary and important skill.  Your attitude determines your actions.  A person you don’t enjoy spending time with How is s/he different? How does s/he react to stressful situations? How is s/he different? How does s/he react to stressful situations?

5 What Is Attitude ? Things that happen to you Things you learn Interactions with others Your basic outlook on life Based on thoughts and emotions Developed over time Influenced by:

6 Optimists Look on the bright side Glass “half full” Optimists Look on the bright side Glass “half full” Focuses on what ’ s good Positive people: Focuses on what ’ s good Positive people:

7 Pessimists Look on the dark side Glass “half empty” Pessimists Look on the dark side Glass “half empty” Focuses on what ’ s bad Negative people: Focuses on what ’ s bad Negative people:

8 Characteristics of Positive Attitudes Pleasant and smiling Interested and enthusiastic Understanding and accepting of others Respectful Uncomplaining Helpful, cooperative, and generous Flexible Responsible

9 Achieving your goals Positive people believe in them- selves and what they can do. They are motivated to act.

10 Learning new skills more easily Positive people are more open-minded and receptive to new ideas and new ways of doing things. This makes it easier for them to learn new skills and techniques.

11 Getting along well with coworkers Most of us spend more time with our coworkers than with anyone else. Having a positive attitude helps you get along with coworkers because it makes you more tolerant, cooperative, helpful, and considerate. Most of us spend more time with our coworkers than with anyone else. Having a positive attitude helps you get along with coworkers because it makes you more tolerant, cooperative, helpful, and considerate.

12 Getting more satisfaction from your job Positive people give their best on the job, and this usually makes them more productive. They gain satisfaction from their own achievements and from the recognition of supervisors and others. Positive people give their best on the job, and this usually makes them more productive. They gain satisfaction from their own achievements and from the recognition of supervisors and others.

13 Coping with everyday life more effectively A positive attitude helps put problems into perspective and keeps them from becoming overwhelming. Optimism is great for battling stress.

14 Enjoying better personal relationships People like to be around others who have positive attitudes because they are cheerful, kind, considerate, and interested in others. Positive people usually have many friends who enrich their lives.

15 Demonstrate how to maintain a positive attitude.

16 Good News and Bad News Good news: You have complete control over your attitude. Being positive takes a lot more effort than being negative. Achieving a positive attitude isn’t permanent. Maintaining a positive attitude requires work. Bad news :

17 How to Maintain a Positive Attitude Realize that it won’t happen overnight. Attitudes can’t be changed that easily. The process is different for every individual. Attitudes can’t be changed that easily. The process is different for every individual. Monitor your attitude on a regular basis. Once a week or even once a day Don’t be discouraged by an occasional negative idea or feeling. Once a week or even once a day Don’t be discouraged by an occasional negative idea or feeling.

18 How to Maintain a Positive Attitude Think positively. Positive self-talk Thought stopping Find good aspects of a bad situation. Positive self-talk Thought stopping Find good aspects of a bad situation. Act positively. Work to create solutions. Try something new. Work to create solutions. Try something new.

19 How to Maintain a Positive Attitude Surround yourself with positive people. Energy is contagious — positive or negative. Don’t make permanent pessimists your closest friends. Energy is contagious — positive or negative. Don’t make permanent pessimists your closest friends.

20 How to Maintain a Positive Attitude Have a sense of humor. Being able to laugh at yourself and at annoying things that happen is very good for your positive attitude. It keeps you from taking yourself too seriously and helps you to keep things in perspective. Being able to laugh at yourself and at annoying things that happen is very good for your positive attitude. It keeps you from taking yourself too seriously and helps you to keep things in perspective.

21 How to Maintain a Positive Attitude Look sharp. Give your appearance the attention that it deserves. The more you take care of yourself with good grooming and proper clothes, the better your self-image will be. Give your appearance the attention that it deserves. The more you take care of yourself with good grooming and proper clothes, the better your self-image will be.

22 How to Maintain a Positive Attitude Stay healthy. Healthy diet Adequate rest Exercise “Me” time Healthy diet Adequate rest Exercise “Me” time

23 Joanna’s problem What do you think she should do?

24 Acknowledgments Original Developers: Sarah Bartlett Borich and Lelia Ventling, MarkED Version 1.0 MarkED Resource Center Copyright © 2007 Acknowledgments Original Developers: Sarah Bartlett Borich and Lelia Ventling, MarkED Version 1.0 MarkED Resource Center Copyright © 2007

25 Digital-based photography sources: Liquid Library Various images used in this presentation are ©2004 Liquid Library. All rights reserved Microsoft Clip Gallery Live Various clipart used in conjunction with  PowerPoint 2005 ® Clip Art,  Microsoft ® All rights reserved One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, USA

26 Copyright: All photographic digital images on this CD are owned by the aforementioned photographic resources or their licensors and are protected by the United States copyright laws, international treaty provisions, and applicable laws. No title to or intellectual property rights to the images on this CD are transferred to you. These sources retain all rights and are not to be used, digitally copied, transferred, or manipulated in any way. To do so is a violation of federal copyright laws.

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