We’ve collected the best Behavior Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Brian Sutton-Smith, Thomas Friedman, Amy Morin, Dwight Yoakam, Robert De Niro. Use them as an inspiration.
In acting, I always try to go back to what would actually be the real situation, the real human behavior in life.
Don’t rationalize or internalize abusive behavior, because love doesn’t hurt.
Almost nothing is known from hybridization studies about the inheritance of courtship behavior of females, or of their responsiveness to particular male signals.
I think there’s a difference when you make fun of yourself and your own behavior, and when you dishonor or disrespect Christ. If you’re making a mockery of Christ is one thing. But if you’re just joking about human foibles and weaknesses, I think that’s perfectly acceptable.
The Boogeyman is your conscience. The Boogeyman is the result of your own bad behavior. I love this Boogeyman.
One goal of law – as we learn in law school from the first day of contracts – is to deter bad behavior.
The Left has always sought single, non-values-based explanations for human behavior.
I think we have to get back the value of behavior that is consistent with being taught: that’s to say, respecting teachers, listening, and not always expecting your opinion to take precedence.
I realized that that Golden Rule does not exist online. You are not held to that same standard as when there is a teacher in the room or someone monitoring behavior.
I think the great thing about characters is the ways that they can be surprising. I mean, sometimes you think you’ve got a lock on a personality, even just in life, and then they’ll shock you by their behavior.
Unilateral divorce has decreased the bargaining power of the person who wants the marriage to last and has not engaged in behavior that meets the legal definition of fault. On the other hand, it has increased the bargaining power of the person who is willing to leave.
I connect with just plain old everyday people. Human behavior fascinates me, the people who are the nuts and bolts of this country who help hold up the world.
Human behavior is an enormously complex set of things, and that mixture of underlying things is different for different people, so it’s not just complex, it’s meta-complex.
Abnormal stresses and strains tend to accentuate man’s animal instincts and provoke irrational and socially disruptive behavior among the less stable individuals in the maddening crowd.
We could talk, act, and dress funny. We were excused for socially inappropriate behavior: ‘Oh, he’s a programmer‘. It was all because we knew this technology stuff that other people found completely mystifying.
It’s easy to show terrible people’s behavior on screen, and we all just kind of nod and go, ‘Isn’t that terrible.’ It’s more interesting when you can show terrible behavior in the interest of something good.
Limit your inputs to only those that support a certain kind of self-destructive behavior, and you can be cheered with enthusiasm as you drive yourself off a cliff.
Behaviors are a choice. Feelings are sometimes out of our control. Behavior has to do with choices.
People who are rich find it hard to understand the behavior of poor people. Economists are no exception, for they, too, find it difficult to comprehend the preferences and scarcity constraints that determine the choices that poor people make.
If we can ascertain and show to our people that the West is ready to deal with Iran on the basis of mutual respect and mutual interests and equal footing, then it will have an impact on almost every aspect of Iran’s foreign policy behavior – and some aspects of Iran’s domestic policy.
My target audience is anyone who finds the world interesting and human behavior fascinating, terrible, inspiring, funny, and occasionally, mysterious.
To probe for unconscious determinants of behavior and then define a man in their terms exclusively, ignoring his overt behavior altogether, is a greater distortion than ignoring the unconscious completely.
Conflicting legislation and regulations, overlapping mandates, unwillingness to enforce land use, elite capture, entrenched attitudes, and lack of incentives to influence behavior are rife in many resource-rich countries.
By understanding and harnessing the forces that drive human behavior, you can create a self-sustaining philanthropic effort that reaches millions of people. It begins with an entrepreneurial attitude: take an idea and execute on that idea. If it doesn’t work, learn why and build on what you’ve learned.
As every successful parent learns, one way to encourage good behavior, from room-cleaning to tooth-brushing, is to make it fun. Not surprisingly, the same principle applies to adults. Adults like to have fun, too.
I have not been a believer of point guidance. It really limits your flexibility to do what you want. It leads to behavior that is not supportive of long-term shareholder value.
Through my work with PETA, I have learned a great deal about chimpanzee behavior and the plight of chimpanzees imprisoned in laboratories.
If Baltimore‘s view, that scientists who do not take the words of authorities are far removed from the ordinary behavior of scientists, prevails in the scientific community, then something fundamental, very serious, and very disturbing is happening to the scientific community.
The ABC‘s are attitude, behavior and communication skills.
Some statements concern the conscious states of the animal, what he is to himself as an inner life; others concern his original and acquired ways of response, his behavior, what he is an outside observer.
As a former EPA administrator under a Republican president, I recognize that it is easy to hate regulations in general. After all, regulatory action causes people to spend money or change behavior, often to solve problems they do not believe exist.
When people align around shared political, social, economic or environmental values, and take collective action, thinking and behavior that compromises the lives of millions of people around the world can truly change.
The harassment and the bullying that students face is a learned behavior.
The challenge for Muslims in America is to respect the fears of ordinary people while resisting the exploitation of those fears by political parties, lobbies and sectors of the media. To meet this challenge, Muslims must reassess their own involvement, behavior and contributions in American society.
At the core of all human behavior, the good feelings we all want are more or less the same. Therefore, what we get out of life is not determined by the good feelings we desire but by what bad feelings we’re willing to sustain.
Uber has an information advantage, a computational advantage. There’s massive structural advantages to the player who’s smartest about how to deploy cars, where to deploy cars, how to adjust pricing dynamics, how to ensure supply of drivers – the party that understands best the behavior of riders.
Because there are little to no consequences for conducting cyberattacks, criminals and nation-states are becoming bolder in their threats and behavior. Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are increasingly hacking into U.S. companies and government networks for espionage purposes or financial gain.
Strange are the ways of human behavior.
When I was writing ‘Bad Behavior,’ I was very, very quiet. I would just sit there and listen to people. And if I was out in public, I was usually quiet, and people tended to assume I was stupid because I was a young, pretty girl who’s quiet.
I established a certain standard of behavior, that, during my playing, there must be no talking.
Any abhorrent behavior is more interesting to me. I’m always amazed when somebody asks me, ‘Why don’t you write something about nice people?’ Because nice people are boring, that’s why.
The first step in making better choices is to simply be brutally honest about your own behavior to yourself. What are the choices you are making? How are you spending your time? What are you neglecting that you shouldn’t?
People expect your behavior to conform to known patterns and conventions. Your task as a strategist is to upset their expectations.
What is it that the scientist finds useful in being able to relate a positive description of behavior to the solution of a maximizing problem? That is what a good deal of my own early work was about.
I made advances towards multiple women in work-related situations, where it was clearly inappropriate. I put people in compromising and inappropriate situations, and I selfishly took advantage of those situations where I should have known better. My behavior was inexcusable and wrong.
The dog is a reflection of your energy, of your behavior. You have to ask, ‘What am I doing?’ That’s the right question to ask.
I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that’s, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior.
I think we’ve told a lot of lies about human behavior through film.
Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
I guess I’m interested in people who are very sophisticated in intellectual ways, while being completely off the mark in emotional ones, with these huge blind spots in terms of their own behavior.
I don’t think that somebody who is observing or predicting behavior should also be participating in the ‘experiment.’
If we want girls to receive positive reinforcement for early acts of leadership, let’s discourage bossy behavior along with banning bossy labels. That means teaching girls to engage in behaviors that earn admiration before they assert their authority.
For all their expertise at figuring out how things work, technical people are often painfully aware how much of human behavior is a mystery. People do things for unfathomable reasons. They are opaque even to themselves.
The kind of work you do, when you do it, how much of it there is, and who you delegate it to are often the cause of the quasi-schizophrenic behavior seen in many business owners and entrepreneurs.
Years of research in psychology has shown that rewards and punishments can be very effective in changing behavior. But, at the same time, they can create an addiction to rewards and punishments.
We must not demonstrate any arrogance, and we must refrain from any irrational or undemocratic behavior.
I’m actually interested in poor behavior. I’m interested in what drives people to poor behavior.
Fortunately, most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling from others.
All of us in the field must remain constantly vigilant and fight against all types of inappropriate and hurtful behavior and continue the essential work of creating a fair and safe work environment for all classical musicians.
The ‘self-image‘ is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.
If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning.
I’d like to pretend to be all Olympian and above it, as if this is a phenomenon I’m observing from a great height, nothing to do with my own behavior at all – but the fact is I’m absolutely one of those people in the cafe staring at my phone.
Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.
I’ve been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior.
When you take the time to understand why your parents did the things they did, you stand a good chance of learning more about your own behavior.
That’s the problem with the United States. It believes it can control everybody’s behavior.
Everyone goes to the same exhibitions and the same parties, stays in the same handful of hotels, eats at the same no-star restaurants, and has almost the same opinions. I adore the art world, but this is copycat behavior in a sphere that prides itself on independent thinking.
A company’s ethical behavior is ultimately triggered by some sense of caring. And care is a sense of closeness to someone or something. A company must bring value to whom or what it is close to.
Inappropriate behavior makes me laugh.
If you can’t forgive yourself, you think you’re never going to be able to forgive yourself, and you repeat the same behavior.
We are constantly consuming entertainment; we treat celebrities like role models and royalty. Sometimes destructive behavior gets ignored, or sometimes the pressure breaks them.
Egocentrism appears to us as a form of behavior intermediate between purely individual and socialized behavior.
We live in the new world where camera phones are everywhere, and you have to be on your best behavior at all times.
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
Obama, startled that components of government behave as interest groups, seems utterly unfamiliar with public choice theory. It demystifies and de-romanticizes politics by applying economic analysis – how incentives influence behavior – to government.
People are powerfully moved by imagination, belief, and knowledge. They can consider the past and future. They can make changes in their behavior out of reason in a way that animals can’t do.
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
Bringing a child into the world makes sense only if this child is wanted consciously and freely by its two parents. If it is not, then it is simply animal and criminal behavior.
As societies continue to loosen their standards regarding what is appropriate female and male behavior, I think we are going to realize we have not only underestimated women, but also men.
Judges cannot – nor should they try to – align our legal system with the Church’s moral teaching whenever the two diverge. They should, however, conform their own behavior to the Church’s standard.
Most of the Ten Commandments are negative. The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior. That concept comes from the French Revolution.
We can’t just have mainstream behavior on television in a free society, we have to make sure we see the whole panorama of human behavior.
I think my mother has always understood what a romantic idealist I am, so she‘s never had trouble supporting what might be aberrant behavior to others.
When our systematic knowledge of human expressive behavior is more advanced, it will be possible to study the literary and historical documents of the past and to determine the expressed and implied views of personality that determined the behavior of our ancestors.
Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.
There’s something about doing Shakespeare with a single gender, whether it is all-male or all-female, that opens up certain possibilities. You are able to throw the behavior of the men into a particular relief and be playful within a slightly larger-than-life way with it.
In any situation, it is good to be aware of even your co-workers, and if you are uncomfortable or concerned about a colleague’s behavior, report it to a supervisor.
I saw that there are people who will connive against innovation. They’re hostile to it. And that has shaped my behavior ever since.
I was fresh out of drama school and had no idea what I was doing. They hustled me along and Bill Cosby tolerated my rookie behavior. It was great. Once you have ‘The Cosby Show’ on your resume, you can keep going.
The moral disapprobation of society has an impact on behavior in societies.
I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision… is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.
Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it.
It’s daunting, taking on the task of representing the gay community, because there are so many different facets and different schools of thought and behavior.
The thing about markets, and I think the thing people don’t understand about that, is markets are not kind, but they’re very efficient. So when the marketplace determines an inefficiency in the system, it corrects that, and a market system that’s left alone will reward good behavior and punish bad behavior.
There was no difference between the behavior of a god and the operations of pure chance.
Acknowledging the unproductive thoughts and ineffective behavior that you’ve tried to ignore can be uncomfortable. But, stepping out of your comfort zone and choosing to proactively address bad habits will skyrocket your ability to create long-lasting change.
I think it’s important to experience kindness so that you can experience it more in the future. I believe that patterns of emotional behavior are set down before adolescence. And I think that if you have not observed kindness, you will not recognize it. You have to experience kindness in order to be kind.
There’s a lot of middle school behavior in Washington, D.C. I look at that and I say, ‘I’ve seen that before,’ it was just with a 14-year-old.
Very often in Chekhov, where he exhibits a little bit of human behavior that you recognize as true, you give a little laugh. It’s like a reflex.
I particularly don’t want to play unmotivated behavior.
Deviants from around the world are trying to ‘beat‘ our system every day. We have to proactively identify suspicious behavior and quarantine users until additional verification steps can be taken.
But some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It’s about character, it’s about behavior. They understand things about people that I simply don’t see.
I don’t know why the leaders of social networks have overlooked the idea of rules. Real-life behavior is becoming more reflective of social media instead of vice versa, and that’s a dangerous thing.
Under the guise of protecting us from ourselves, the right and the left are becoming ever more aggressive in regulating behavior.
Along the way, let’s never forget that once we were children and that we were all playing together without distinction of skin color, society level, or where people come from. Adults need to remember to play and to be more childlike in our behavior. We’ve forgotten what that childlike experience was like.
What motivates most people to change their behavior is consequences. No consequences? No behavior modification.
I love life. I’m fascinated by human behavior because that feeds back into my work.
Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.
Beginning with the No Child Left Behind law and continuing today with Race to the Top, the federal emphasis on standardized assessments has become so excessive that it has modified state and district behavior in troubling ways.
I’ve always believed in the power of rational thinking and behavior as the savior of the world, and science fiction as a powerful medium to encourage that, which explains my signature line, ‘Let’s save the world through science fiction.’
Rescuing women from their burden of unwarranted guilt is going to require ‘educational practices and socializing agents‘ even more effective than the ones that have been relentlessly loading female humans with responsibility for other people’s behavior from their earliest childhood.
I would say any behavior that is not the status quo is interpreted as insanity, when, in fact, it might actually be enlightenment. Insanity is sorta in the eye of the beholder.
I work in politics and media, two industries that have been particularly affected by the issue of misconduct. We have seen famous and powerful men finally pay a price for behavior they got away with for decades. Many have lost their positions and status – rightly so.
I have to be very careful, however, because I have no intention of providing an excuse for this behavior. It’s an attempt to explain how so many women come from backgrounds where the pressure to be a good mother is so severe that if they can’t do it, something really snaps.
Superstition is the irrational belief that an object or behavior has the power to influence an outcome, when there’s no logical connection between them. Most of us aren’t superstitious – but most of us are a ‘littlestitious.’
What amazes me is how far some people will go to justify their behavior to themselves, just to preserve that self-perception.
It’s important for a parent to learn to take delight in a child whose behavior might seem mystifying. In the case of an extroverted parent with an introverted child, it can be learning to see the inner riches of your child that may not always be expressed on the surface – but are there.
We should not approve an agreement that fails to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and does nothing to address Iranian behavior that threatens our allies and our interests.
I think if you study people in the street today, you do sometimes feel that they have taken their behavior and their language from things that they have seen rather than read – from soap operas and movies and so on.
School is now a place where punishment and discipline are prioritized over serving students and educating them. Any moment where a student falls outside scripted behavior becomes an opportunity for law enforcement to come in, criminalizing ordinary things people do every day.
Insofar as international law is observed, it provides us with stability and order and with a means of predicting the behavior of those with whom we have reciprocal legal obligations.
We’re seeking out such grossness in human behavior and want such mindless entertainment. ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ and some of these other shows are more racist. Or ’16 and Pregnant.’ Getting rewarded for being pregnant when you’re a teenager? Are you serious?
When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent.
Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
Suspensions convey the critical message to students and parents that certain behavior is inconsistent with being a member of the school community. Pretend suspensions, in which a student is allowed to remain in the school community, do not convey that message.
People’s behavior will change with technology. I know very few young people who can’t type out a text message on their phone with one thumb, for instance.
If parents don’t instruct their kids on the narrow boundaries of respectful behavior toward the opposite sex, their kids won’t learn it anywhere else.
Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We’re trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or future-oriented.
As president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, I have seen private equity firms plunder company after company, taking rich fees for themselves and cutting costs until there’s nothing left to cut. Time and again I’ve seen their reckless behavior drive companies to declare bankruptcy.
Homosexual behavior has been exploited, and reveled in, and celebrated in art, for millennia.
Move your personal investments and retirement funds to socially responsible investment (SRI) funds that support only those corporations that uphold higher standards of behavior. Returns on SRI funds are usually equal to, if not better than, many of the well-known traditional mutual funds.
Show your kids that needs and wants are two different things. The best way to teach our kids to be smart consumers – and savvy savers – is to model good behavior for them.
When a society abandons its ideals just because most people can’t live up to them, behavior gets very ugly indeed.
The government is promoting bad behavior.
When I read Mike Webster’s file before I began his autopsy, I knew he was more than a 50-year-old heart attack victim. His file and the television reports of the death of the former Pittsburgh Steelers center described a long, steep fall into bizarre behavior. I suspected he suffered from some sort of brain disorder.
There is a difference between legitimate issues of character – someone’s behavior – and the issue of whether someone who has done something wrong in their life, now because of those mistakes, can’t talk about what is the right thing to do.
Young women who live in areas with high maternal mortality change their behavior less in response to HIV than young women who live in areas with low maternal mortality.
Every time a twenty-something CEO turns down a multibillion-dollar offer for a company that has little or no revenues, it hits a raw nerve in me. Unlike most professionals, I am not shocked by the seemingly bizarre behavior of those founders who pursue their vision beyond all rational thought or monetary reward.
Anyone who sincerely wanted to use policy to reduce illegal immigration should start by crafting legislation based on changing actual behavior.
The ability of businesses to monitor our behavior is already a fact of life, and it isn’t going away. Of course we must protect our privacy rights. But if we’re smart, we’ll also use the data that is being collected to improve our own lives.
Economic science concerns itself primarily with theoretical and empirical generalizations about the behavior of individuals, institutions, markets, and national economies. Most academic research falls in this category.
We have to stop rewarding bad behavior.
It is actually the neuroscientists and evolutionists who do the best job of explaining the reasons behind the most unreasonable behavior.
At what point is someone precluded from availing themselves of the justification of self-defense because of their own poor judgment or bad behavior?
The way we allow children to be advertised to is shocking. Eating is a learned behavior, and we’ve made these kids sitting ducks for all the bad messages about industrialized food. The fact that we allow that to go on is horrifying.
By every measure, John Kennedy‘s sex life was compulsive and reckless. At one level, it had clear public consequences. Knowledge of Kennedy’s behavior gave FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover absolute job security, as well as the potential power to derail Kennedy’s re-election had he survived assassination.
After preliminary work by a number of other distinguished mathematicians and economists, game theory as a systematic theory started with von Neumann and Morgenstern’s book, ‘Theory of Games and Economic Behavior,’ published in 1944.
When you’re the victim of the behavior, it’s black and white; when you’re the perpetrator, there are a million shades of gray.
Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems.
Once upon a time, it was hard to decipher what was more difficult to stomach: the foolish, detrimental behavior of a professional athlete or the apologists disguised as their inner circle, eager to excuse the inexcusable. And then there came Allen Iverson, who didn’t make it difficult at all.
The people and places that cause terror in childhood cause attraction in adulthood. We end up being repetitively attracted to the same kind of person that obliges us by acting out the same behavior over again.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
One of the basic steps in saving a threatened species is to learn more about it: its diet, its mating and reproductive processes, its range patterns, its social behavior.
Having a female point of view in the room – when you get into a discussion about behavior – who would say what and how they would interact with one another. In certain situations, women are going to have a different opinion on that than men. It made for a really balanced conversation in the room.
I don’t think I’ve ever used the word ‘gay rights,’ because I don’t really believe in rights based on your behavior.
She gets away with it. Everybody co-signs her bad behavior. It’s like we all are co-dependent on Lindsay Lohan. When are we going to stand up to her?
The essential element of successful strategy is that it derives its success from the differences between competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior.
Actors are observers of human life, of human behavior.
I’m as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. The people who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them.
I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs.
A lot of the demonstrations that I do, when I get inside people’s minds, is understanding human behavior and understanding how people think and getting their patterns down so I know how to create the illusion that I get inside their brain.
I loved films of the ’70s with those antihero protagonists who you don’t know if you can get behind because their behavior is really questionable.
I was a terrible student. Still, I managed to get into college, but my daydreaming threatened to sabotage me. I used behavior modification to break the cycle. I started by setting an arbitrary time limit on studying: for every 15 minutes of study, I’d allow myself an hour of daydreaming. I set the alarm.
We’re designing environments that make us crazy. And it’s not just our quality of life which suffers. It’s our health, our social behavior, and our productivity as well.
What influences our behavior, and what our level of responsibility is, are very complex issues. And anytime we try to make this simplistic, we don’t serve people well.
Good actors are always looking for props. They’re looking for behavior. It makes it a lot easier. You’re not solely dependent of what’s coming out of your mouth. You’re also less self-conscious, less aware of the camera.
The advantage of the consumer businesses is they tend to be much broader-based, much larger number of customers, that tend to over time be a lot more predictable. The advantage of the enterprise companies is they are not as subject to consumer trend, fad, behavior.
New Zealanders have conventions and pleasantries, but we are direct. We are encouraged to be transparent with our behavior and not to employ passive aggression.
The real power of mass data collection lies in the hand-tailored algorithms capable of sifting, sorting, and identifying patterns within the data itself. When enough information is collected over time, governments and corporations can use or abuse those patterns to predict future human behavior.
Whether it’s intentional or not, Trump regularly makes news for unprecedented and nonpresidential behavior.
Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?
Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions.
Situational variables can exert powerful influences over human behavior, more so that we recognize or acknowledge.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.
GPS’s battery draining behavior is most noticeable during the initial acquisition of the satellite‘s navigation message: the satellite’s state, ephemeris, and almanac.
In the 1940s, economics started getting highly mathematical. It was basically because economists weren’t smart enough to write down models of real behavior that they started writing down models of highly rational behavior – and they kind of forgot about humans.
First we have to recognize that the cause of poverty is both structural and behavioral. And the first thing about the behavior part is that we need a moral revolution within the African American community. Look – no white racist makes you get pregnant when you are a black teenager.
There are some heterosexuals that have heterosexual behavior that is appalling sexually, that is deviant and bad and not really moral and Christ-like and biblical. But those people are never questioned as to whether or not they’re allowed to be a parent.
Elites are once again invoking Reagan, dropping their G’s and saying things in a folksy sort of way that’s meant to capture the hearts of people. And it’s all fraud; it’s all stagecraft. And people are falling for a great deal of elite behavior in this country packaged as if it’s proletariat behavior.
Any story you’ve heard of my behavior is probably true.
There is pomp, ceremony and romance as a behavior, and then there is love as a real thing that is felt between two people.
‘Mad Men‘ is nothing more than the fulfillment of every possible stereotype of the early 1960s bundled up nicely to convince consumers that the sort of morally repugnant behavior exhibited by its characters – with one-night-stands and excessive consumption of Cutty Sark and Lucky Strikes – is glamorous and ‘vintage.’
I have lots of concerns at working with Russia going against ISIS until we have agreements in terms of what Russia’s behavior is going to be.
Values are the foundation of a company. Culture is the manifestation of values – the day to day actions and behavior. Adapt tactical cultural behavior that helps you execute on your values.
Civil lawsuits do two important things: they compensate people who are injured by the bad acts of others, and they penalize people and companies for bad behavior.
You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.
I will overlook bad behavior if I know that people’s intentions are good. I have this belief that people really can do good things and that people want to be good.
To all the women that I’ve offended, I had no intention to be offensive, to violate any physical or emotional space. I was trying to establish personal relationships, but the combination of awkwardness and hubris led to behavior that I think many found offensive.
It’s fun to explore behavior that you can’t explore in your own life, so you fool around with it in acting.
Firms don’t just try to pay as little as possible to get the needed bodies on board; when there is unemployment, they ask themselves how wage cuts would affect the behavior of the employees. Would they quit or feel dissatisfied and work less hard on the firm‘s behalf if they feel that wage policies are unfair?
At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective thing that can’t win for everyone, while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random symbol for petty tribal behavior.
But for me, the challenge is how you turn a character into behavior. Once the director says ‘action’, you just try to live between those two worlds.
For me, filmmaking is not about making statements but about exposing human behavior so people are eager enough to start thinking on their own and make their own assumptions.
I like ideas. I find them more exciting than human behavior for the most part.
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.
The attitude is very important. Because, your behavior radiates how you feel.
‘Criminal Minds,’ our original show, is a phenomenal show, and all elements of that show work so well. I think that ‘Suspect Behavior’ just didn’t click. I don’t think it has anything to do with spin-offs. I think a spin-off still has to be successful on its own.
Far too often, children with developmental disorders are diagnosed solely on the basis of their observable behavior, slotted into broad diagnostic pigeonholes and provided generalized treatments that may not always meet their specific needs.
What the Kinseyites and I had in common so long ago was the knowledge that homosexual and heterosexual behavior are natural to all mammals, and that what differs from individual to individual is the balance between these two complementary but not necessarily conflicted drives.
It’s disheartening to see the hate speech and the divisive behavior. But at the same time, I have to believe that smart people and good people of this country don’t give in to that.
In many ways, acting is really like a science to me to figure out the human behavior of any character that I’m playing.
There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
Parents should monitor their behavior, know who their friends are, and keep track of what they do.
The term ‘alpha female’ originated in my field of animal behavior, but has acquired new meaning. It refers to women who are in charge, for example, by flirting and dating on their own terms. It is also used maliciously for a loud-mouthed, controlling woman who has no patience with deviating opinions.
Anything that can create balance in dogs is great. If veterinarians can give you the solution and give you why this is causing the behavior, of course. Anything that is good for an animal, let’s do it.
Basically, most good science in space flight has to do with the behavior of the human body in space. That is where we are lacking info, and where info can only be obtained by flying in space.
Well, what is acting but the study of human behavior? And that’s so fascinating to me.
It was both fascinating and appalling to learn that chimpanzees were capable of hostile and territorial behavior that was not unlike certain forms of primitive human warfare.
When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straight-forward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behavior.
I’ve heard people say that God is the gift of desperation, and there’s a lot to be said for having really reached a bottom where you’ve run out of any more good ideas or plans for everybody else‘s behavior; or how to save and fix and rescue; or just get out of a huge mess, possibly of your own creation.
I think that I identify with my role in pretty much everything I have tried to do. I try to find something that I can understand about each character’s behavior.
But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect, and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time.
You must reward the kind of behavior that you want.
Sometimes people’s behavior is seemingly unexplainable.
New Year’s Eve is a great time to think about making a resolution to change a behavior, improve upon a practice, or to start something new. Most people don’t keep their resolutions very far into the year, but there’s no reason to wait until Dec 31st to reboot.
As the National Football League and other pro sports increasingly reckon with the early dementia, mental health issues, suicides and even criminal behavior of former players, the risk of what’s known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), is becoming clear.
We’re not accustomed to giving women the space to express the full range of emotions and flaws that men are permitted. Anger and aggressiveness aren’t part of the scale of what is acceptable behavior in women, whereas men – in reality and in fiction – are allowed a much fuller range of emotion.
The big problem that is holding back Linux is games. People don’t realize how critical games are in driving consumer purchasing behavior. We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well.
For many my behavior has been a major disappointment, my behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners, and everyone involved in my business, but most importantly to the young people we influence, I apologize.
I have gotten disturbed at… some of the Democrats‘ anti-business behavior, the sentiment, the attacks on work ethic and successful people. I think it’s very counter-productive.
Reproach is shame, blame, disgrace, disapproval and a disrespectful attitude toward yourself. When you’re under reproach, your behavior shows it.
Criminalizing behavior, if it’s part of the heritage of this state, is in my opinion a bad idea.
The major problem with most attempts to predict a specific outcome, such as interviews, is decontextualization: the attempt takes place in a generalized environment, as opposed to the context in which a behavior or trait naturally occurs.
Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.
My behavior is humiliating.
A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend’s girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she’s really attractive.
In the environment of the mobile Internet, there is value and need to explore every commercial context. What I care about is not just technology but the changes in people’s behavior in this environment, which makes it possible that everyone can get connected with everyone else.
Generally, cars were not built to sit on dealer lots. It encourages the wrong kind of behavior in the whole system.
Gluttony might be innocuous were it not for the fact that gluttons tend to disregard whether their self-serving behaviors harm anyone else. We don’t need to look far and wide to find examples of gluttonous behavior, as they are numerous throughout the history of capitalism.
Experience helps you read certain situations better and make less mistakes in terms of behavior.
Most regular, two-year MBA programs provide both experience and the capacity to link together the essential elements of management such as finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and operations.
Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
I think that, in the end, the military behavior and intelligence services are not very different from each other. It’s an attitude of hunters; they’re observing the prey.
Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.
I don’t believe in any Greatest Generation. I believe in great events. They sweep ordinary people up, expose them to extremes of human behavior and unimaginable tests of integrity and courage, and then deposit them back on the home front.
Forget ‘branding’ and ‘positioning.’ Once you understand customer behavior, everything else falls into place.
My theory was that what I had to do was make a study of human behavior.
The amount of resources we put in are disparate. We put billions of dollars into fuel-efficient technologies. How much are we putting into energy behavior change in a credible, systematic, testing way?
I thin many people’s deviant behavior starts with dreams because dreams are so non-linear… as if there’s an assumption that everything has to be linear or has to be plotted.
These censorship people think something is going to promote behavior in people.
We were intrigued by the fact that we had so much actual behavior among people on our dating site, OKCupid.
I think people, whether they realize they’re doing it or not, seek out distractions to take their minds off what they know is bad behavior.
It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.
You’ve gotta be very careful that grace and politeness do not merge into a banality of behavior, where we’re just nice, sort of ‘death by cupcake.’
I think to try to understand human behavior and why people do what they do, and what in their lives have shaped them and impacted them to be who they are, it’s something. I mean, that’s my entire life.
Rather than dividing the world between good and evil, the Left divided the world in terms of economics. Economic classes, not moral values, explained human behavior. Therefore, to cite a common example, poverty, not one’s moral value system, or lack of it, caused crime.
To a certain extent, people’s behavior in a campaign is generally a reflection of how they would act in office.
In terms of whether my mom was influential, I think she instilled a certain way of thinking in me quite early: having a reflective mindset regarding my actions and trying to find the underlying reasons to behavior. I think that’s quite helpful when you’re trying to understand a character.
Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity.
At some point, if you’re changing a really deep-seated behavior, you’re going to have a moment of weakness.
I just feel like we as a human race tend to fear that which we don’t understand. It’s cause for a lot of bad things and bad behavior to exist on the planet. Artists have a way of touching people and changing minds in a way that sometimes other mediums don’t.
You won’t get sued for anticompetitive behavior.
People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.
Game studios, developers, and major publishers need to vocally speak up against the harassment of women and say this behavior is unacceptable.
I’ve always been interested in animal behavior, and I keep reading about it because it’s so surprising all the time – so many things are happening around us that we neglect to look at. Part of the passion I have for biology is based on this wonderment.
As a young woman, I can say that sexist behavior so often perpetrated by the Left is a major reason why I and many other women left the Democratic party.
Technically, I suppose I was following all the right behavior patterns of a trustafarian.
While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
Customer Development changes almost every aspect of startup behavior, performance, metrics, and, as often as not, success potential.
From my first published paper in 1946, my obsession has been to objectify inner experiences, to demystify the software of human existence. How? By relating changes in external behavior, systematically and lawfully, to changes in the brain.
As a parent, a scientist, and educator, what I know is that it’s always better to provide the education that will help keep my children – all people – safe, even if I don’t want them to engage in the behavior.
Most bad behavior comes from insecurity.
When you talk about a great actor, you’re not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It’s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it’s kind of a sickness.
The government should not have the right to force you to participate in some type of behavior that is going to conflict with your conscience rights, and if it does or potentially does, you should have the ability to have access to courts, and currently, that’s not necessarily the case.
I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve. I’ve had my share of mood swings, believe me. But it’s a powerful thing when you realize that you have dominion over your behavior and your passions.
One bully changing their behavior for the better can have a profound effect on many, many lives.
The problem with some stars is that they lose perspective about correct adult behavior. People laugh at everything they say and do. Nobody says, ‘Chill out, man. That’s out of line.’
A need for enforcement implies the possibility of behavior that violates the rules of the game. The point is that if there were no possibility of violation, then you wouldn’t need enforcement.
I love to see what real human behavior looks like. I’ve always envisioned my job as just observing and noting that and, for the purposes of my work, just cutting out the boring parts.
My idea with ‘4 Degrees‘ was to articulate, for a minute, not my ideal vision of how I wanted to perceive my relationship to nature but the reality. If I could give a voice to my behavior, what would that voice be? Taking planes, enjoying first-world fossil fuel, an addict of first-world comfort.
I was always interested in animals, but when I was little, animal behavior was still a new science. It was available to become a veterinarian, it was available to study biology, but not specifically animal behavior. In the ’60s, Jane Goodall was the founder of this new science.
Modern Americans suffer from a fear of judging. Passing judgment on the behavior of fellow human beings is considered an act of medieval, undemocratic intolerance.
Now, a lot of people didn’t know him at all – it went through feeder funds, so they wouldn’t even have known anything about Bernie Madoff. But everybody finds a justification for their behavior, and obviously, Bernie had a half dozen justifications in his own mind.
The Internet challenges traditional ways of distributing and processing information and so encourages new standards and behavior.
We police in America in communities of color and economically challenging community, we police based on the behavior of the numerical minority that is committing crime. That small percentage of people who commit crimes in a community becomes the methods that’s used for the entire community.
Strategies that do show evidence of effectiveness include policing that’s focused on high-risk individuals or geographic areas, and/or deterrence-based approaches that hold entire gangs accountable should individual members engage in criminal behavior.
It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multi-branched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel’s attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land.
The actual organization of behavior goes on the level of the individual nerve cells and their connections, and we have a hundred billion nerve cells, probably a hundred trillion connections. It’s just mind-boggling to think of all the different ways in which they’re arranged in a baby‘s head.
The evolving social and digital media platforms and highly innovative and relevant payment capabilities are causing seismic changes in consumer behavior and creating equally disruptive opportunities for business.
People are complicated. Our behavior towards one another is strange. So I like opportunities to investigate that.
I’m obsessed with people, I’m obsessed with human behavior. I just watch people.
I believe the election and reelection of Obama were among the most conspicuous acts of denial in recent years. Voters just stopped paying attention. They accepted consistently bad behavior and rewarded it. Then they wonder why they get more bad behavior.
Of course, you wouldn’t want to re-create the era of aristocracy; it was a totally unfair era. The finer aspects of it were admirable, and so there’s nostalgia for that: the behavior, the values, the cultural sensitivities.
I’m always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it’s far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable.
The American people should not be footing the bill for federal employees who stonewall Congress or rewarding government officials‘ bad behavior.
Success can breed all kinds of other behavior and cause companies to behave a certain way that isn’t necessarily the ingredients for achieving more success. For instance, with success comes arrogance, and that’s typically the death of success.
I don’t think there’s anybody I write about who I don’t care for deeply in some way, no matter what their behavior is.
I’m on the board of the Sierra Club Foundation and am myself a big environmentalist. But the way to make the biggest difference is to change mainstream behavior.
You don’t buy evil characters lattes. That’s not normal behavior.
To me, I learned along the way, you know, culture is behavior. That’s all it is; culture is people’s behaviors.
‘Awkward’ is a ubiquitous teen word to denote socially unsanctioned behavior. It usually implies first- or secondhand embarrassment when you or a friend step outside the rules. Awkward doesn’t sound overtly judgmental or negative; it’s deliberately vague.
The most important thing parents can do, although it’s not the only thing they should do, is model the behavior they want from their kids.
But you can’t show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You’ve got to show what it’s really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds.
Leaders need to model the values of their organizations in ways that encourage inclusive behavior. This means inspiring others to collaborate and work together; ensuring everyone is heard and ideas are shared.
As premiums continue to skyrocket, we must ensure that health insurers are not engaging in anticompetitive behavior and unfairly driving up health care costs.
We cannot uphold the rule of law only when it is consistent with our beliefs. We must uphold it even when it protects behavior that we don’t like or is unattractive or is not admirable or that might even be hurtful.
Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
Congressmember Weiner has shown just a pattern of reckless behavior, an inability to tell the truth, and what New Yorkers deserve is a mayor with a record of delivering for them, of vision, and a level of maturity and responsibility.
Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
While you are searching for a job, it is a good idea to be on your best behavior.