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Behaviors At School

The Vindictive

Behavior: Specific attitudes and actions of this child at home and/or at school.

  • Always trying to "get even" with someone.

  • Often irrational in both thinking and action-and void of perspective.

  • Says, "Somewhere, sometime, someplace, I will get even."

  • May gain additional satisfaction from getting even if others are hurt greatly in the process. That's why this student is likely to be a hater. However, haters don't necessarily focus all energy on striking back.

  • Displays behavior often approaching sadism.

  • Always aware of his/her behavior.

  • More often than not, lives reluctantly with his/her hate.

  • May openly reveal the vindictiveness and take pride in the terrible actions of revenge he/she creates. Sometimes feels terrible and reveals tremendous guilt over his/her feelings.

  • Likely to be very angry.

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Please Note
We are labeling behaviors, not children! For the sake of convenience, we will describe behaviors with terms such as The Whiner or The Interrupter.

Never use such labels when talking to—or about—children! Doing so could cause many new problems and seriously damage the teacher-student or parent-child relationship.