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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 Apple Polisher
The Crier (Who Claims Foul)
The "Idiot" Syndrome
The Sidetracker
Behaviors At School

The Manipulator

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

  • Uses people.

  • Tries to get others to do his/her work.

  • Very persuasive.

  • Likely to be articulate.

  • Has leadership skills.

  • Often tricks people into doing something for him/her. Will use any means to manipulate others, including guilt, false compliments, and a pretense of caring.

  • Never admits to being at fault. Tries to place blame on others.

  • Rather than perceive the reality of the situation, believes that he/she is more intelligent and clever than others. In truth, has a false sense of superiority.

  • Not truthful.

  • Wants his/her way, and will do anything to get it.