2. You are participating in a project with another classmate. You
notice your partner speaks little but seems to be gung-ho in getting the
project completed. When you ask if you can help, he/she answers quickly
with “No thanks, I got it.” When it comes time to hear what your
partner will say in his/her presentation, he/she tears the document to
shreds right in front of you and says, “Nope, never mind, it’s horrible.
I’ll need to rewrite it.” You grow nervous with your partner’s
dissatisfaction, because the presentation is due at the end of the week.
How might you handle working with this person? Knowing his/her possible
personality disorder, how might you ensure the project is completed in a
3. Your new coworker appears quiet, withdrawn, and pessimistic
whenever someone offers him/her a well-deserved compliment. You notice
he/she rejects all social activities, even though he/she is very
friendly to everyone. You soon learn this person’s workspace is next to
yours. How might you interact with such a person? What advice might
you give him/her?
4. After being plagued by horrible voices, you see a counselor and a
psychiatrist before learning you have schizophrenia. The doctor
consults with you on taking medication for the voices – but warns you
that you may have to live with involuntary twitching for the rest of
your life. What choice would you make in this situation and why?