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Disruptive Students: Personality Styles and Recommended Responses

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 [1] whitepaper, this quick reference guide explains how to recognize typical styles of troublesome behavior and exactly what to do in response.

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