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Author: Bonnie Snyder

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In a perfect world, college students would always be eager, well disciplined, and respectful. In the real world, some students come to class late, miss deadlines, or fall asleep during lectures. Others monopolize class time, make insulting or abusive comments, and even physically threaten or intimidate other students and professors. In extreme incidents, there is even the occasional student who poses a dangerous risk to the entire community. A supplement to the Coping with Seven Disruptive Personality Types in the Classroom whitepaper, this quick reference guide explains how to recognize typical styles of troublesome behavior and exactly what to do in response. #1: Explosive Style Characteristics  Response  Remember: Safety first Exceptions to free speech #2: Antisocial Style Characteristics Response #3: Passive-Aggressive Style Characteristics Form of defiance: Chronic lateness Response Form of defiance: Sleeping in class Response  Form of defiance: Procrastination Response #4: Narcissistic Style Characteristics Response #5: Paranoid Style Characteristics Response #6: Litigious Style Characteristics Response #7: Compulsive Style Characteristics Response This content is based on an Magna Online Seminar delivered by Dr. Gerald Amada, which was then turned into a whitepaper. Dr. Amada is the author of eleven books and more than 100 articles and book reviews on the subjects of mental health, psychotherapy, and disruptive college student issues.