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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

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Behaviors At School

Secondary Needs Being Revealed


The need:

  • to be significant.
  • to count, to be a "somebody."
  • to be a vital part.
  • to change the status quo.
  • to have one's say.

Students who have these needs are easy to identify. They:

  • are easily insulted.
  • think people look down on them.
  • want information before others get it.
  • "go crazy" if decisions are made without consulting and/or considering them.
  • make themselves appear superior by making others appear inferior.
  • often put people down and attempt to put others in their place.
  • like to label others, prejudge those they meet, and judge everyone critically.
  • are joiners.
  • take on more than they can achieve.
  • are extremely concerned about personal appearance and what things they own.

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