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Positive Words and Language

POWER OF POSITIVE WORDS AND POSITIVE LANGUAGE

power of positive words

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 the importance of the words and the reason 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.

BY THE END OF THE ARTICLE YOU'LL KNOW
  1. What are positive words
  2. What is the most positive word in the world
  3. Examples - How you can use positive words to improve your life

Sounds good? Ok, let’s get started.

SEARCHING A LIST OF POSITIVE WORDS? HERE ARE THE QUICK LINKS:

 

WHAT ARE POSITIVE WORDS?

Good question and definitive scientific answer for that is yet missing. However, there are few studies made about words and how positive or negative they are.

Though... Lucky you, this isn’t a scientific journal :)

I use my own way to define positive words. How I 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's stupid! It can, it’s straightforward and simple - like Finnish people.

For example. Let us take the 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? 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 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 therefore included in the list of positive words.

 

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. - Confucius TWEET THIS

 

WHAT IS 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.).

In the Dictionary of Positivity and Positive Words blog, you only find positive definitions of the words. In this way, the book and blog serves 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, get an excellent regular dictionary like the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 8th edition.

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 the researchers then 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). 

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).

TOP 10 POSITIVE WORDS "BY HAPPINESS SCORE SCALE"

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

 

HOW TO USE POSITIVE WORDS TO REPLACE NEGATIVE WORDS

If you want to be more efficient and confident communicator, you should try to drop unnecessary use of negative words and phrases.

 

First though...

Why you should use positive language instead of negative?

A. Positive language uplifts your mood and mood of the people who you are talking to.

B. By using the positive words you also do good for your brains.

C. Positive words make you more confident, likable and trustworthy.

D. Positive language gives you better and faster results because it doesn’t offend people. Nobody likes to be offended and I’m sure that applies to you too. You can avoid unnecessary confrontations by choosing your words more carefully.

Sounds good or hogwash? Check out examples below and decide yourself.

Can you figure out which statement builds up more confidence? Say them out loud and it will be more obvious.

 

  • I have to go to swim VS I want to go to swim.
  • I can’t do this VS I won’t do this.
  • I will help you VS I will assist you.
  • I should go to watch a movie VS I’d like to watch a movie.
  • I understand your point, but I know we need to make it this way VS I understand your point, and I know we need to make it this way.

 

Yes, that’s right…the latter ones :) To sum up, we have replaced:

I have to with I want to

I can’t with I won’t

Help with Assist

Should with I’d like to

But with And

 

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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