When we talk about rude what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps you consider the myriad of scenarios and even maybe a few faces come to mind. In my recent studies of the nature of society, there are some startling factors that suggest we are actually regressing as a species. One such factor we all can recognize is that of the rude.
Manipulation by self victimization is arguably the most prevalent behavioral tool of the rude. We learn this form of manipulative behavior in early childhood. If we are not urged from it, we continue to use it into adulthood. This is simply creating your own problem to get your way and then portraying the victim when others resist your manipulation. It is perhaps among the most infantile, yet pervasive forms of rude behavior in adult society.
The adult tantrum behavior is slightly more embarrassing in adulthood and you may not see this as often. But this is not much different than the behavior of a child in public that tantrums when he/she does not achieve the desired result. Ironically, we will typically see this petty form of rude behavior in managers in the workplace. Odd as it may seem, these individuals are infamous for their childish and red faced tantrums. Tantrum behavior in adulthood is a marked indication of both failure to adapt and limited capacity to reason with others. The fact that someone would consider these types of personalities management material is an indicator of a society in decline.
Power plays are a lower form of rude manipulative behavior. It should be understood that the more creative the form of rude and manipulative behavior is an indicator of significant social retardation not higher level intelligence. Power plays are simply no more than using your influence over another to get your way in situations. Sadly, we mostly see parents do this to their children. In adult situations, power play behaviors can also be seen in managers, relationships and very poor parenting.