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Attitude Overview

The student may:

  • Make self-defeating comments
  • Call everything “stupid” or “dumb”
  • Frequently diminish achievements, accomplishments, and other positive things
  • Minimize the successes of others
  • Refuse to participate and take part in activities and discussions
  • Be non-compliant
  • Argue and bicker
  • Challenge others’ ideas and opinions
  • Be dismissive
  • Never have anything nice or productive to say
  • Always find fault in everything
  • Pessimism
  • Always think of the worst that will or could happen
  • Fatalistic
  • Sour demeanor
  • Say they don’t care, don’t want to do something, or hate things
  • Have a look of dissatisfaction
  • Talk back
  • Show frequent anger