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Four Steps Model
Step 1: Identify the Behavior
Step 2: Understand the Effects
Step 3: Identify the Cause
Step 4: Avoid Mistakes

Related Behaviors
The Defier
The Hater
The Rebel
The Troublemaker
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.