Our behaviour is governed by the environmental realities and also comes as a response to external situations. Each one of us perceives the same situation differently, and this is because we perceive the situation filtered by our past experiences, our thought process, our prejudices and our current interest. After this filtered perception, emotions and thoughts are generated leading us to behave in a particular manner.

All of us, like the perception filters have our own set of behaviour filter. Few important behaviour filters are environmental feedback of our past behaviour, our values, our interests and the kind of image which we want to project. The filter of interest is the most important.

Our behaviour is also influenced by our outlook and how we think about a situation after perceiving it. After perceiving a situation our actions can be either thoughtfully calibrated or may be spontaneous.

A spike in our emotions or high level of frustration can weaken our control over our behaviour. Such behaviour when it occurs is usually not desirable as it allows a situation to slip out of control, damages our relations and our reputation too.

Our behaviour is also affected by our feelings for the people involved or the issues involved, depending on how close they are to us. Situational behaviour is also affected by the mutual feelings and how we interpret others feelings toward us.