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intimidated and intimidating Gee

Posted by LlurpsieNoodle on September 26, 2007, at 17:02:03

In reply to I take it back..., posted by Gee on September 25, 2007, at 22:10:34

I'm taking a class with a lot of doctoral students. There's only one other post-doc in the room, and the prof has a doctorate.

I'm totally intimidated by the material, and there's something about the prof too. trying to put my finger on it, but I think it's the way that he looks students in the eye. I'm getting some weird transference with him, but I can't figure out why he makes me uneasy.

OTOH, students are intimidated by me. In small group work I joke that I know very little about the subject material, but at least once every class the professor will call on me as the "expert" in something and totally put me on the spot. Last class I got called on, and I very politely contradicted what the prof had been pontificating about for the last 10 minutes. I wouldn't have said a word if he hadn't called on me. I wonder if he sensed my passive-aggression? His authority makes me uneasy, therefore I try to bring him down a notch.

Empower the Llurpsie!

I have a big assgn due tomorrow. a 15 page paper on all the readings to date. I still have about 3pp to go. Oh well. I just wrote a diss, 3 pp is like... nothing... so? why did I just write a page on how I have to write 3pp.


Dr. Noodle




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