In this paper, I am going to discuss Jane’s bad behaviour of rolling her eyes when talking to her and as well as discuss ways I will teach her to overcome this behaviour and behave in an appropriate manner.
A person’s behaviour is very critical in their social life since it directly influences their way of interaction with other people in their social life. Therefore, it is important to help individuals with bad behaviours or rather antisocial behaviours to overcome such behaviours so as to enable them to interact effectively and in harmony with other people (Lefrancois, 2012). Rolling eyes while being talked to is bad behaviour that is considered an antisocial behaviour that negatively impacts socializing and interaction. Rolling your eyes while being talked to, is very rude. My sister Jane, is a victim of this. She rolls her eyes when talking to her. Such kind of behaviour is irritating. Jane has been having this behaviour and it has significantly impacted her negatively in the way she interacts with other people. Her communication especially faces to face communication is significantly impacted by her behaviour such that it is always rendered ineffective. Sometimes we end up fighting because I find it rude to me when she rolls her eyes when I am talking to her. Therefore, in this paper, I am going to discuss Jane’s bad behaviour of rolling her eyes when talking to her and as well discuss ways I will teach her to overcome this behaviour and behave in an appropriate manner.
Jane is a beautiful girl but with irritating behaviour. She tends to roll her eyes whenever I am communicating her important things especially when she is wrong and when I try to talk to her by giving her some advice, she just keeps rolling her eyes. A lot of people have complained about this, including her teachers in school and I fear that the severity of the impact of this behaviour will soon get out of hand. This is a behaviour that she has been having for a long time and I am going to teach her how to overcome this behaviour and behave accordingly. My expectations are that she stops rolling her eyes at all when being talked to or when in any kind of communication.
Since the behaviour is already determined, I used the learning theory to effectively teach Jane to overcome her behaviour of rolling her eyes. The application of the behaviourism method of learning is critical here (Lefrancois, 2012). To begin with, I talked to her about her negative behaviour and the disadvantages of this behaviour. I proceeded to apply the positive punishment approach (Lefrancois, 2012). I was keen on her behaviour whenever I was talking to her and when she rolls her eyes, I instantly punished her by giving her a heavy load of work that she hates doing while saying to her that this behaviour is bad and she needs to quit doing so. Throughout the process, I was keen on this behaviour and when she repeated the same behaviour I punished her more by giving her some even more heavy work to do as a punishment. I also kept discouraging her to behave as such, and whenever she behaved so, I sat her down for long talks accompanied by punishment by giving her a lot of work to do that she hates doing it.
During this teaching process, I noticed that the use of positive punishment as I applied when teaching Jane was partially effective. Jane began to avoid rolling her eyes so that she would not undergo the punishment. With time, Jane had partially reformed as she had reduced her behaviour of rolling her eyes.