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Is this normal? DS

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TVLover Fri 28-Feb-14 19:39:00

Hello, I was wondering if it's normal for my son to be so motivated? He will do anything to get his own way even if that means lying to teachers to enter him for exams! In his sports he is so competitive and has to win or he will be in a extreme mood! He does not care about the feelings of others he has to get his own way and do what he wants. Is this normal?

lljkk Fri 28-Feb-14 19:50:20

You're having a larf, aren't you?

Newyearchanger Fri 28-Feb-14 23:10:21

Thats not motivated that's overly competitive

Floggingmolly Fri 28-Feb-14 23:13:01

What sort of lies get you entered for an exam you're not eligible for?
I doubt his teachers are that flaming thick.

Shallishanti Fri 28-Feb-14 23:19:10

I would say that was unusual for a teenage boy
personally I don't think it's very healthy but lots would think it admirable-
is this a stealth boast by any chance?

lukebsf1 Sat 01-Mar-14 10:44:44

Well at least he is motivated. It just needs tuning a bit and that will probably come with time.

chocoluvva Mon 03-Mar-14 11:52:36

DD has a few friends like this - very driven and competitive. One of them has "motivated by the fear of being average" as her twitter bio. They go to a specialist school where entry is by audition though - so not typical.

chocoluvva Mon 03-Mar-14 11:53:50

The most competitive one is very caring though.

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