Mentality is defined as the ability to think, or to a mental attitude.
If someone is always looking at the world as if people are out to get him, this is an example of a paranoid mentality.
- mental capacity, power, or activity; mind
- mental attitude or outlook; state of mind
- Cast or turn of mind: a vindictive mentality.
- The sum of a person's intellectual capabilities or endowment.
From mental +"Ž -ity.