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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.

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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.