attitudes or manner - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
It never is the event that defines what happens after, yet the attitudes and manner of those involved. You can meet challenge with humility, grace and a brave soul... or you can do the opposite. And though these things are never easy, that each time is significant and important, and we need love to get us through, we do get to choose our response and how open we are to learning the lesson and emerging more empathic than we were before.
Nobody liked Gleason much, yet no one really disliked him. He was a bit forward, a little intrusive, but it was clear to be seen that those mannerisms were due to ignorance and not to any intent to be objectionable. He was put up at the Club by a friend, and had never really overstepped his privileges, though it was observable that his ways were not club ways.
Seff's whole attitude made no sense to anyone who didn't know him. At eighteen he was psychologically still a child. The world revolved around him, he saw no points of view other than his own and was fearful of strangers. If you looked grumpy, he assumed you were mad with him, no other explanations occurred to him. Then he would become defensive or even go hide in his room. His tantrums were legendary, the whole street could here one in it's peak. But most of the time he was like a well mannered pre-schooler, eating cookies and playing on the computer.
confident authority, dignified, intrigued, urgency, limp subservience, arrogant condescension, boldness, temerity, talkative, gregarious, insensitive, audacity, short tempered, equanimity, frisson, subservient, alert, irritated, frank, disdain, dismay.
gay, gaiety, cheerfulness, loving, respectful, forgiving, exuberance, playful, kind, witty, steady, shoulder to lean on, shoulder to cry on, trustworthy, secretive, sarcastic,
curious, curiosity, disapproving, grudging, truculent, indifference, stoicism, amiability, lucky, euphoria, nonchalance, retching sobs, distressed, untroubled, calm, agitated, agitating, bravado, docile.
unsentimental, innoffensive, peevish, ruthless, bully, malicious, disloyal, loyal, kind, unkind, friendly, civil, anguish, fury, overly deferential, anxious, angry, satisfied, shy nervous, nitpicking, narcissistic, rueful, shattering honesty, callous, merciful, innocent, disciplined, impatient, displeased.