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The Con Artist

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The Class Clown
The Show-Off
Behaviors At School

The Con Artist

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

  • Usually personable and very likable.

  • Relates to people readily.

  • Often can talk teachers-as well as classmates-into and out of everything.

  • Unfortunately, seems to enjoy and gain satisfaction from his/her manipulative skill.

  • Would rather achieve through conning than through normal channels.

  • Will usually brag about what he/she has done and intends to do.

  • Uses his/her influence to get people to do what they don't want to do-and wouldn't ordinarily do.

  • Conning is seldom positive.

  • Thinks it's OK to deceive others.

  • Usually "looks down" on those he/she deceives-classmates, teachers, or parents.

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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.