How words affect human behavior

One word can change your whole mood. They can make you go from happy to sad, mad, or grumpy. Words are very powerful! Words are the thoughts in our brain that come out. Words are used to help describe our emotions, and also play a huge part in our behavior. They can affect both positive and negative. Knowing what to say at the right time. Our brain is involved a lot with our words. It helps us process the information we are trying to say into words. Words are all around us and are huge impact on why we act the way we do sometimes.

One way that words affect behavior is the way we speak. Have you ever heard it’s not what you said it’s how you said it? It’s the tone from your voice. Tone is one reason a lot of our behavior is affected. The way you say sometimes play a role in the way people react to it. Many times, you don’t mean to use tone it just comes out like that. Another thing is using the right words. Ever been in a situation when you say the right words are the wrong time? Those are the worst times. We need to stop and think before we start talking. We need to choose words wisely and think how our words might affect someone. We need to learn to think before you speak and watch they tone you talk in.

One word that may affect my behavior more than yours is the “R-word” (retarded). That word will NEVER be in my vocabulary. I have a brother who has down syndrome, so that would to be is calling him a name. It is offensive to those who have a disability. When I hear that word, I get defensive, mad/angry, and try to ask the person that said it to us another word. However, for someone else it might just be another word to them it might not bother them like it does me. That word is part of people’s language, and the probably don’t even notice when they say it. Most of them don’t mean for it to be insult, but it still shouldn’t be a word they used. Next time try to use a better word.

There are positive and negative words. Try to throw-out the negative ones. Words like can’t, disappointed, or won’t. These words make us unhappy and bring us down. If you use them, you start to believe you can’t do things. Another thing that down is complaining all the time. Areas that cause people to get in uproars is religion, gender, age, or even gun control. These things affect our behavior tremendously. Try to look at think that are more positive.  Change them for worlds like can, will, accomplished, or even incredible. Words that will make you happier. You are believing in yourself, changing your vocab, and striving to do better will make you happier.  Try to start each day with something positive rather than negative.

Words are all around us and they can affect us. Learn to think before you speak and think about how your words affect other people. Not everyone is affected by the same word, so don’t be surprised if people act out differently than others.  Try to get the negative words out of vocab. Words are powerful, don’t forget that!

-by Brooke

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