Behavior: The students are oppositional, defiant, and disruptive. refuse to follow directions. They do not respect other students' property, and they often threaten other's safety. When the teacher attempts to set limits, these children model insolence and rebellion for the entire class. Some of them display high intelligence and are very capable but lack social skills, others do not cope academically - both types seek to gain power. Oppositional defiance can be a child's emotional response to failure. Most children who do not succeed, whether at reading or developing relationships, make attempts to adapt to their failure. Among other reactions, oppositional children seem to develop heightened levels of aggression. Unable to get their needs met through positive, socially appropriate behavior, they become frustrated. Frustration leads to aggression, and aggression often works - the bully their way into the game.