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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 Disrespectful
The Intellectual Show-Off
The Know-It-All
The Smart Aleck
The Smartmouth
Behaviors At School

The Arrogant

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

  • Generally very bright.

  • Has an inflated ego.

  • May excel in one area, such as athletics, and be arrogant as a result.

  • Often ill-mannered and disrespectful of classmates, teachers, and parents.

  • Probably behaves equally badly at home.

  • Often questions the purpose of teacher decisions, requests, and/or assignments.

  • Will speak out and say things like "This is dumb," or indicate that others don't measure up in some way.

  • Always seems to be asking, "Why?" in a belittling manner.

  • Often fails to complete routine assignments or comply with basic rules and regulations.

  • Questions teacher's knowledge and authority, and will often present facts and ideas in the hope of contradicting the teacher or showing that the teacher's knowledge, performance, or thinking is inadequate.

  • Does not appear to like other people.

  • Acts superior. However, the key to this behavior is that the student makes him/herself look superior by making others look inferior.