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The Blurter. The Complainer. The Know-It-All. The Spoiled Darling. You can handle them all.
posted by mediareport (33 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Via.
posted by mediareport at 8:08 PM on May 8, 2007


What if you're a little bit of all of them? 'Cuz... I have a feeling I am.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:08 PM on May 8, 2007


These are children? I thought they were web community members.
posted by jonmc at 8:09 PM on May 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


I love it just for helping me clarify the oh-so-fine difference between a Smart Aleck and a Smartmouth.
posted by mediareport at 8:18 PM on May 8, 2007


I like it. It isn't as judgemental as the labelling would imply.
posted by Methylviolet at 8:21 PM on May 8, 2007


BTW, I'm still pretty much a child. So, y'know...
posted by miss lynnster at 8:21 PM on May 8, 2007


What ever happened to beating it out of them? A broken spirit is a happy child.
posted by stavrogin at 8:31 PM on May 8, 2007


One-size-fits-all solution: COBRA!*
*Defanging optional. Pink mat sold separately. Void where prohibited.
posted by rob511 at 8:33 PM on May 8, 2007


The immature

God forbid.
posted by dreamsign at 8:42 PM on May 8, 2007


After a quick check, I seem to be everything but the thief and the fighter. Which, oddly enough, is all I ever played in D&D.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 9:22 PM on May 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Enjoyed your post mediareport. Found the analysis compassionate, sane and wise in examining my own issues and in dealing with others. The via is wonderful too. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 9:37 PM on May 8, 2007


Honestly, people - it all comes down to buying the right toilet.
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:18 PM on May 8, 2007


Or the right Skinner Box. I set mine to Ninja/Lincoln, keep the water fresh and the monkeychow abundant, and the rest is appletinis and Calgon baths by candlelight.

(seriuosly tho'- nice link and via, mediareport.)
posted by maryh at 10:37 PM on May 8, 2007


My children aren't old enough to have more than a few words at this point, so I can't slot them neatly into these boxes yet.

However, there are quite a few adults I know that fit into these slots quite nicely.
posted by davejay at 11:17 PM on May 8, 2007


This is like the children's version of the snow white test.
posted by necessitas at 11:39 PM on May 8, 2007


I confess that I was disappointed to realize this was talking about children. I was hoping it was advice on how to handle these kind of folks in HR situations. :(

Of course, it just drives home the point that there isn't a magical age at which people suddenly become mental "grown-ups" and set aside "childish" behaviors.
posted by darkstar at 11:55 PM on May 8, 2007


Study this child carefully before selecting a technique to change the behavior. From an examination of the primary and secondary needs, it can be noted that the know-it-all is many different persons.

I think this is an admission of the uselessness of the techniques on the linked pages.
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:28 AM on May 9, 2007


I think somebody should set up an information site to teach kids how to handle shitty parents. Some useful starting categories:

The Whiner.
Mrs. My kids will achieve the things that I never did.
Mr. Mmmmm. You're growing up to be a big bonny girl.
The Out and out bastard.
Grandma Guilt-trip

etc.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:05 AM on May 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


The Decider!
posted by rxrfrx at 3:55 AM on May 9, 2007


Metafilter: In all kinds of trouble with all kinds of people because of his or her mouth.
posted by Cookiebastard at 4:48 AM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


That cat with the melon helmet makes awesome desktop wallpaper.
posted by mattoxic at 5:44 AM on May 9, 2007


nice link and via

Cool, glad you liked them. I really like RedKudu a lot; I assume it's a woman, and her voice is just so thoughtful and interesting. There's tons of great stuff about education in her archives.
posted by mediareport at 5:58 AM on May 9, 2007


The Commander Guy!

These descriptions are very good for adults as well as children.

I don't see any reason to restrict them to children only.

After all, maturity isn't about chronology.

It would be fun to use these and analyze more public figures than just The Decider.
posted by nofundy at 6:24 AM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Is she a ‘goer’? (Nudge-nudge) - know what I mean?”
posted by octobersurprise at 7:28 AM on May 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Totally non-related question: What does "VIA" mean (first post here?) Its a link to some other site, but what does it mean?????
posted by aacheson at 10:28 AM on May 9, 2007


I confess that I was disappointed to realize this was talking about children. I was hoping it was advice on how to handle these kind of folks in HR situations. :(

Some days, there isn't a difference.
posted by lysdexic at 12:29 PM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


aacheson,
via: Latin; by way of
posted by nofundy at 1:02 PM on May 9, 2007


aacheson said: Totally non-related question: What does "VIA" mean (first post here?) Its a link to some other site, but what does it mean?????

Posters do that when they are crediting source sites. It's shorthand for "I found this here".
posted by dejah420 at 1:06 PM on May 9, 2007


OH WOW I'M A BLURTER!!!!
posted by Phanx at 2:23 PM on May 9, 2007


Actually, the adive on how to deal with the Shy is very good.
posted by Jess the Mess at 5:11 PM on May 9, 2007


er, advice
posted by Jess the Mess at 5:11 PM on May 9, 2007


Yep, Jess the Mess; you're right:

16: Don't try to change this child. The shy child not only has a right to be as he or she is, but should also be a pleasure to spend time with.

Good stuff.
posted by mediareport at 7:00 PM on May 9, 2007


"Know-it-all-ism? Why that isn't even a word!"
posted by oats at 7:15 PM on May 9, 2007


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