POSITIVE WORDS | YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO POSITIVE LANGUAGE 2017-12-20T21:33:42+00:00

POWER OF POSITIVE WORDS AND POSITIVE LANGUAGE

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Positive words have power. Your words have power. Your words can heal or destroy. Your words can inspire or discourage. Your words can motivate or dishearten.

Words are power.

Are you choosing and using the right words?

Are you applying your power?

Your words will influence how others see you. Your words can alter how you see the world. Your words, whether in writing or spoken, can change your brain and how your body works.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer TWEET THIS

Words have always had tremendous power and people have known it since the ancient times. Many ancient texts teach you how important words are, and why you should pay attention to words that you use.

Words are more than mere words. It’s time to put your words to good use.

Searching list of positive words? Here are the quick links:

– List of Positive Adjectives also known as “describing words”
– List of Positive Nouns also known as “naming words”
– List of Positive Verbs also known as “action words”
– List of Positive Interjections also known as “emotion words”

WHAT ARE POSITIVE WORDS?

That’s a good question and scientific answer for that is yet missing. However, there are few studies made about words and how positive or negative they are.

Though…

This isn’t a scientific journal. Lucky you 🙂 So, we use our own way to define positive words.

How you define what is a positive word? Lemme answer…it’s super simple.

You can consider a word to be positive when it has at least one positive definition.

Whaaat, how it can be so simple? It can, it’s straightforward and honest like we Finnish people. Gotta promote Finland, gotta promote Finland, gotta promote WINLAND. Side note: When you come to Finland, you must try mämmi. It is most delicious and exquisite food in the whole world. Gotta promote Winland. Oh dear, what I have done.

Let us continue…

For example, let us take word “money”. For some, “money” is only a negative word. For others, it is positive or both.

Why I define money as a positive word?

Ok…For example, because you can use money to do good. Because money is a simple way for you to trade and change goods. Because money is a resource and it’s beneficial you to have resources – like food, energy and the like. Those were few examples which show us, that the word money has positive qualities and aspects. Thus money is considered to be positive and included in the list of positive words.

Well then…you may wonder…

HOW YOU KNOW IF A WORD HAS POSITIVE DEFINITION?

A word is considered to have a positive definition when its description contains:

  1. Positive emotions like joy, happiness, dedication, motivation, inspiration, patience, calmness, empathy, security etc.
  2. Positive characteristics like beauty, intelligence, knowledge, activeness, maneuverability, accessibility, productivity, improvement, betterment, freshness, vitality, protection, an increase of something (in scope, size, level, rank, quantity, movement etc.).

Not so fast, many positive words have negative associations also! I’m glad that you noticed.

How will I deal with that on this blog?

Its simple.

In the Dictionary of Positivity and Positive Words blog, you only find positive definitions of the words.

In this way, the book and blog serve you and its purpose billion times better. By being clutter-free and easier to browse.

If you are looking to have a list of all words, you can get a regular dictionary like Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 8th edition that is excellent.

WHAT IS THE MOST POSITIVE WORD IN THE WORLD

Can you guess what is the most positive word in the world?

According to a study made by researchers at the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide, the most positive word is laughter.

How did researchers determine which word is the most positive word?

Scientists used a list of 10,222 unique words. Each word got rated by 50 individual participants on a scale 1 to 9. Participants rated the words on the following “happiness score scale” (9 = most happy, 5 = neutral and 1 = least happy).

What was the result?

From all 10,222 words, the laughter gained the highest score (8.50). For comparison, the most negative word was terrorist with a score (1.30).

THE TOP 10 POSITIVE WORDS

1. Laughter 8.50
2. Happiness 8.44
3. Love 8.42
4. Happy 8.30
5. Laughed 8.26
6. Laugh 8.22
7. Laughing 8.20
8. Excellent 8.18
9. Laughs 8.18
10. Joy 8.16

to be continued…………yes it’s annoying and you can throw tomatoes at me – though only if it makes you feel better ♥

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