That's a good outlook @AmeliaMicas.
Something that resonated with me was when @vvanedwards talked about the study done on high and low confidence people (where they put both in a room with no verbal or body language, and saw if the high confidence person's mood could translate to the low confidence person). My boss is super high confidence, and makes me situationally low-confidence when I'm around him. When he's in a bad mood, he brings the entire team energy down.
So last week after I heard that study, I decided to CONSCIOUSLY channel my usual high-confidence characteristics, and see if I could use it "against him". He came in with a super grumpy mood. I knew from another team member that he had already sent some snarky emails over the weekend and was in a fit. He busted in all flustered, stormed up and down the halls, etc. But I was able to think "whatever he's mad at, I know this time it has nothing to do with me" (I usually think of all the possible things I might have done wrong). And when he got near my desk, I cheerfully asked him how his weekend was, AND I tried to validate what I perceived to be his frustration. I said "What's up? You seem a little distracted today." OMG it was like a magic wand had waved before his eyes. He slowly lightened up, and as I told him about the amazing weekend I had just had, he brightened, and within the short 3 or 4 minute short conversation, we went into our operations meeting (usually VERY stressful due to managers butting heads) with him in a much more positive state of mind, and the meeting went great.
That's only one little experiment I've tried, and I intend to try it again the next time I see him in such a state, to see if I can use my own positive energy to influence how he acts with everyone else. If it turns out to be effective in multiple trials, I'll secretly think of it as my own little super power.