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Do you think it'spossilbe that by theend of the semester everyone hates each other

  1. Apr 27, 2010 #1
    this certainly mostly applies to 2 year colleges. (Not sure about 4 year colleges)
    When the semester first starts people are kind of friendly, but as the semester goes on, the "animosity" and tensions, and bad vibes, and the fact that certain people don't like other people, seems to really set in. You figure out everyone's bad qualities, everyone's manner's aren't as good, people are picking on some of the other people and trying to embarrass them in class, people are kind of fighting over who they are friends with, and people are sad because people they like, are friends with people they don't like anymore, so on and so forth. People who other people tremendously liked at the begging of the semester, are not liked as much, or even resented?

    Does this happen frequently, or does the opposite usually happen?
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2010 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Re: Do you think it'spossilbe that by theend of the semester everyone hates each othe

    Welcome to life.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2010 #3

    BobG

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    Re: Do you think it'spossilbe that by theend of the semester everyone hates each othe

    Yes, it normally happens to many groups - even teams or workcenters. You have a forming, storming, norming, and performing stage.

    Everyone is polite and friendly to start with. They're cautious as they try to gauge where they will fit in.

    After a bit, people start applying their concepts of where they fit in. Since everyone perceives the situation a little bit differently, friction develops.

    Eventually, everyone figures out where they fit and begin to settle in. People learn what's expected and their behavior begins to synch up with each other.

    After people have synched up together, they finally begin performing as a team.
     
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