The mentor guides and counsels and takes an interest in the younger person, and is inspired by seeing the trainee succeed. This may occur in the workforce, in the classroom between teacher and pupil, and even in cross-generational friendships.
This mentoring relationship may have some overlap with friends who are also family members. One of the proudest things any parent can boast is that his or her child is a friend as well as a dependant. This means that the parent and child share fun times, hobbies, and confidences together, as well as merely relate to one another as authority figure and subordinate. This can occur as well, to a...
These friendships occur at work, perhaps, or occur because one's spouse has a group of friends one is forced to endure, or maybe in grade school out of fear of retribution from one of the 'popular' kids. You may 'hang out' with these people but as soon as the person who is the glue to your relationship leaves, there is an uncomfortable silence. Forced friendships reveal themselves because they cause stress, as they are due to social obligations, and do not contain the critical element of the other 'true' friendships above -- that of…
This is again an illustration of how awareness of types and subtypes can prove useful. Steady types are introverts who seek stability and show intense organizational loyalty. They are the backbone of many work teams and workplaces, enforcing rules and mutual respect through a good personal example. However, this can put them at odds with the more daring dominant types, although steady types like to follow a leader. Some steady
Kinship categories are fundamental to the study of anthropology, as they are the basis by which societies and cultures are formed. Family kinship categories are broad and generally universal, as human beings must pass on their genes in the same ways regardless of culture. For example, family kin categories include kin types such as mother, father, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, grandmother, and so forth. Even in modern industrialized cultures in
According to reports coming out of Japan, teasing is often associated with poor performance, and may be instigated by teachers in many cases. America, it should be noted, tens to have an anti-intellectualism streak in its politics and nature, while Japan tends towards the opposite. It seems possible that the fact that Woodsa and Wolkeb discovered that less intelligent, lower class, and rural children were significantly more likely to
Figure 1 portrays three of the scenes 20/20 presented March 15, 2010. Figure 1: Heather, Rachel, and Unnamed Girl in 20/20 Program (adapted from Stossel, 2010). Statement of the Problem For any individual, the death of a family member, friend, parent or sibling may often be overwhelming. For adolescents, the death of person close to them may prove much more traumatic as it can disrupt adolescent development. Diana Mahoney (2008), with the
Computer Technology Best Used in the Design Process? The Design Process of a Forty-Five Foot Sailing Boat' Computers are now being used in a growing number of applications. Computers have become a part of almost every academic discipline and area of expertise that anyone can imagine. Computer programs can perform many tasks more quickly and in some cases better than a human can. Computers allow us to see objects from all
The business culture of the United Kingdom is characterized by the value of free economy and private property (Rendtorff, 2009). At another level, it is marked by a desire to manage work and life issues. The employees in British organizations have long been marked out for their relatively leisurely pace of work and their priority for relationship issues over work related issues. Compared with their American counterparts, employees in UK