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a mental state in which a person employs their capacity to be aware of all elements of a situation or environment, grouping them together, but allowing their separate identities to exist enough that they may turn their attention to and from different elements without losing focus of the others

ABSTRACT ATTITUDE: "Michael's abstract attitude enabled him to maintain focus over the entire audience while still giving individual attention to those asking questions."

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