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Behaviors At School

Secondary Needs Being Revealed

Status

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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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.