In the new POST-COVID model of education, teachers must learn how to identify people with narcissistic traits and deal with them so that we have a lot more AUTHORITY and command a lot more RESPECT than we have in the past as teachers.
I highly recommend a book by Dr. Christine Northrup called Dodging Energy Vampires. If I write any more books, the next one will be on classroom management and how to identify the narcissist/vampires among the students and DEAL WITH THEM bc we will have trained ourselves to RECOGNIZE them.
In the past, we haven’t been able to recognize these VERY DANGEROUS students in our classroom and, as unaware empaths, some of us have allowed them to control us through ignorance and through our inability to spot them and have a working plan about how to deal with them.
In other words, I am saying that one of the major reasons – if not THE major reason – that teachers lose control of their classrooms is not a flaw in them, but their inability to IDENTIFY which kids (one out of five people is a narcissist according to the current research on narcissism – which is only a 20-year-old field in psychology). Since they can’t identify them, the few kids wreck havoc (have you ever noticed that it’s always one or just a few kids who ruin classes?
Narcissists, according to the current research, cannot change and cannot even see that they are narcissists. That implies a lot about how we move forward when we have at least learned how to identify them.
And make no mistake, they destroy lives. I know from personal experience on two different occasions in my life, one personal and one professional. They inflict great pain. Oh hell, why use many words to describe the horrors of being an empath victim of a narcissist when one word will do:
In conclusion, I personally think that the secret to classroom management is to learn how to identify and deal with narcissist students.