Demanding Behavior

Demanding students can be difficult to interact with because they can be intrusive and persistent; these students may demand a lot of time and attention. Demanding traits are sometimes associated with anxiety, agitated depression, and/or personality disorders, but also occur in the general population.

Characteristics of demanding students include a sense of entitlement; an inability to empathize; a need to control; difficulty dealing with ambiguity; a strong drive for perfection; difficulty respecting structure, limits, and rules; persistence after hearing “no”; dependence on others to take care of them; and a fear of dealing with the realities of life.

If a student is demanding: