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    #1

    mindset, mentality

    Which is better in these sentences, "mindset" or "mentality"?

    1 Trying to change the mindset/mentality of Filipinos makes no sense. They want to stay the way they are.

    2 His eurocentric mindset/mentality prevents him from integrating well into the Philippine society.

    Could I also use "world view" or "way of looking at things"?

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    #2

    Re: mindset, mentality

    Quote Originally Posted by AirbusA321 View Post
    Which is better in these sentences, "mindset" or "mentality"?

    1 Trying to change the mindset/mentality of Filipinos makes no sense. They want to stay the way they are.

    2 His Eurocentric mindset/mentality prevents him from integrating well into the Philippine society.

    Could I also use "world view" or "way of looking at things"?
    I like "mindset" better than "mentality" in both sentences.

    "World view" would work in the second, as it already uses a geographical term. "Way of looking at things" is possible but you'd have to rephrase the sentences and you'd end up with a lot more words.

    Note my correction above.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: mindset, mentality

    I prefer "mindset" in the first sentence and "mentality" in the second. But both are correct.

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