The fact that there is no set mold on the types of students in a single class is the most challenging of being a teacher. A class of twenty students will likely have twenty different personalities at twenty different places academically. What are one student’s strengths will be another student's weakness and vise versa. It is also what keeps the profession exciting and challenging although having an array of personalities and academic strengths and weaknesses can be challenging. It would be a terribly boring job in case all the students were the same. Students have primary differences in several different areas in both personality and academics. There are many combinations of two, especially in the area of personality. Here, we examine several common personality traits that you are likely to see in just about any classroom. Every classroom has one or several students who believe it is their job to keep the remainder of the class entertained. These students love the attention and make it their primary goal to get laughs. Often a motivated student is a extremely hard worker with specific goals that they are trying to achieve. They can typically overcome any learning issue through hard work but they may or may not be naturally smart.

Personality types of students

Teachers love to have motivated students because they are eager to learn, asks questions, and do anything to reach their goals. The natural leader is someone whom everyone looks up too. They are typically tremendously enthusiastic, well liked, and well rounded individuals. Often they do not even realize that other people look up to them. Natural leaders often lead by example, but have the unique ability to get people to listen to them when they do speak. Nerds are typically have above average intelligence. They are often seen as different or quirky and are physically immature for their age. This makes them targets for bullies. They have unique interests compared to their peers and are often fixated on those interests. Almost always organized students are prepared for class. They seldom forget to complete homework and bring what they need to class. Their locker or desk is exceptionally neat and orderly. They are always on time and ready to learn when class begins. They do not forget deadlines, are adept at staying on task, and managing their time. A pot stirrer loves to create drama without being in the center of the situation. They look for little pieces of information that they can use to turn one student against another. These students are master manipulators even changing up the story to ensure that there is drama. They understand what buttons to push and are excellent at doing that. Quiet as a mouse are all the students who are often shy and/or withdrawn. They only have a few friends and those friends are also typically quiet. They are never in trouble, but they rarely participate in classroom discussions. It can be extremely difficult for a teacher to gauge how well these students are learning.