Signs You Need An Attitude Adjustment

October 4, 2018  |  
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Everyone is entitled to a bad mood every once in a while, but there is a world of difference between being in a temporary funk and having a perpetually bad attitude. Not only does a constant ‘tude send bad vibes to everyone around you, it also generally signals a deeper internal issue that, if left unchecked, can wreak havoc on your personal life.

As the saying goes, it takes more energy to frown than to smile and the same is true of having a bad attitude. If you’re constantly mad at the world or working overtime to stay in your anger, you most certainly could use an attitude adjustment. Because that behavior isn’t always as obvious as it seems on the surface, we’ve put together a list of warning signs that indicate you’re in need of an attitude adjustment.

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You’re Easily Irritated By Everything

With the world we live in these days, it’s pretty common to quickly become irritated with just about everything. However, there’s a difference between being irritated with world events and just downright being annoyed at everything around you, even things that are supposed to make you happy.

If you can’t remember the last time you weren’t irritated about the things around you, then it’s past time to look in the mirror and address what’s going on. Something else is obviously causing you to be in this dismal mood…and you need to find out before you head down the path of no return.


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You’ve Become Jealous And Envious Of Those Around You

If you say that you’ve never been jealous at least once or twice in your life you’re lying, but while spurts of jealousy may be common, lingering jealousy and envy is not. This is especially true when it comes to your loved ones and people you encounter on a regular basis.

Do you find yourself being plagued with such intense jealousy and envy that you’re unable to be happy for other people regardless of the circumstances? This is a clear behavioral sign that something within your own life is lacking and you are projecting that frustration to the happiness and success of others. Eliminating this behavior will only happen when you get honest with yourself about what caused it in the first place.

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You Have A ‘Woe Is Me’ Outlook

We all have problems and obstacles in our lives that can make things very difficult at times, but using this as an excuse to have an ongoing pity party is not the solution. If you have a habit of wanting everyone to feel more sorry for you and your circumstances than they do their own, you’re playing the victim role that won’t be received very well.

Instead of having a “woe is me” outlook on life, get up and make some changes to get yourself to a positive space where you’re happy and thriving. People don’t mind listening to you vent about your troubles, but they will tune out when you become a broken record.

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You Never Admit When You’re Wrong

Look we all like to revel in the feeling we get when we’re proven right about something, it just feels good to be validated when you were doubted. However, no one is always right all the time. There will certainly be instances in your life when you lose an argument and it’s during those times that your true character and maturity is put on display.

It takes a really big person to admit when they are wrong and apologize for their actions, but if you’re unable to do it then you’ll likely find yourself on the outs with the people around you. You’re not perfect and admitting when you’re wrong is one of the steps to correcting your bad attitude.

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You Think Everyone Is Against You

When you live in a negative space, you think negatively about everyone else. This often rears its head in the way you perceive others, specifically thinking that everyone is against you at all times.

Since you think this way, you’re always in attack mode and ready to combat anyone you think is slighting you even when that’s clearly not the case. Making yourself that constant victim is a bad way to navigate through life and if you continue with a “me against the world” attitude, you’ll find yourself all alone sooner rather than later.


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You Bring Negativity To Everything

You’re a consistent balloon-popper. Whenever anyone has something positive to share, you always find a way to turn into something negative. This is easily one of the most frustrating behavioral traits and it will come to impact your life drastically if you don’t correct it.

Ask yourself why you always operate within a negative space, also find out why you just can’t bring yourself to be positive no matter how hard you try. The answer usually lies in the fact that there are aspects of your life that you are unhappy with, so you want others to feel the same by raining on their parade.

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You Always Have To Be Right, No Matter What

Being someone who always has to be right, lives in the same place as never being able to admit when you’re wrong because more than likely if you’re guilty of one, you’re guilty of the other.

Even if you are right most of the time, you don’t always have to let it be known. Sometimes just knowing that you’re right is more than enough, but since you suffer from a bad attitude you’re unable to let your victory go unnoticed. No one likes a know-it-all, so before you alienate those around you with your annoying behavior, pumps the brakes and check yourself.

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Your Loved Ones Are Commenting On Your Behavior

Your family and friends are more likely to give you the benefit of the doubt as it relates to your bad attitude because they love you and know who you truly are, so it should be a wake-up call when even they’re calling you out for your behavior.

When it gets to this point, it means that your attitude is getting worse and even those closest to you have had enough. If you ever needed a reason to make a permanent attitude adjustment, it’s when things get to this point.

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You’re Constantly In A Bad Mood

Bad moods are common, but having a bad mood that is always present is not. You don’t need to be an expert to know that there is a bigger root cause of this behavior and if you really do some self-reflection, you’ll come up with the reason why.

Bad moods can be contagious, so before you start to spread your negativity around to others, take some time to figure where your bad mood is coming from. It’s better to distance yourself to get yourself together than to continue to be around people and bring down the mood.

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You’re Very Condescending

No matter the subject or circumstance, you always respond with the same condescending attitude and remarks. Taking this high and mighty approach to the way you interact with others is a guaranteed way to find yourself without any friends and in the middle of many arguments.

Think before you speak and make it a point to be respectful when you talk to others. No one asked for your condescending attitude, which you undoubtedly evoke as a means to make yourself feel better about your own life.

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