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[–]jet199 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

They just speak to everyone like they are It's a bad habit. I have a couple of family members who are teachers and they both do it.

I had one good friend who was a teacher and a lush who would just talk to you like a normal person. One day I was out with her and some of her colleagues and I said to them "the great thing about Rachel is that she talks to adults differently to how she talks to the kids" and they were like "lol, no. How she talks to you in the pub is exactly how she is in her classes too." Then she had to move schools and we lost touch.

[–]yabbit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

did you hit it?

[–]Vulptex 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

See the Stanford Prison Experiment

[–]yabbit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

psychology is bullshit

[–]Fearen 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm inclined to think that they behave this way because of conditional impunity and a sense of superiority having had possible belittling before. This behavior was discussed in college in my essay on The Hate U Give with examples at https://eduzaurus.com/free-essay-samples/the-hate-u-give/ where the theme of permissiveness is presented in a different way. To me, this kind of behavior is unacceptable and should be stopped immediately at the principal's level because the childhood traumas of this kind of behavior are not easily healed.