Uplifting words that help people to have a positive attitude include adjectives such as "terrific" or "great," according to Psych Central. Phrases such as "I can do it" and "I feel terrific" can help boost an individual's self-esteem and confidence.
Using positive words, such as "peace" and "love," can boost the brain's cognitive functioning, reports Psych Central. Positive words help to build resiliency and remove negative thoughts. Incorporating positive words into the daily routine can help people see good in others and promote a positive self-image. The brain becomes retrained to see reality in a more positive manner instead of leaning toward negativity.
In response to negative interactions, people should focus on using positive words that counteract the negativity, advises Psychology Today. Words such as "excellent," "cool," "wow" and "good" and phrases such as "I'm delighted that you are here" and "Today will be a good day" focus conversation on positive experiences, encouraging feelings of well-being.
Negative words can promote the production of stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters that distort the brain's functioning, according to Psych Central. Angry words can shut down reasoning and logic centers in the frontal lobes of the brain that help people make calm and logical decisions.