Human Tendencies

This is the predisposition to think or act in a certain way.

They are the specific characteristics that are naturally displayed by people universally.

They include the following:

  • To order – understand
  • To orientate – to places and to people
  • To explore – active minds, to be curious
  • To observe – environment through senses
  • To abstract – an individual process
  • To imagine- not only fantasy but a future
  • To work, to manipulate – to be active, it gives an activity value, purpose
  • To be exact- satisfied
  • To repeat – a method of arriving at satisfaction (exactness) trial and error
  • To calculate – we all have a mathematical mind
  • To perfect oneself – new and better ways of doing things
  • To communicate – very important, how we function, share and work together
  • To associate- within society
  • To control – master ones body and speech an awareness of how we behave and speak

“Factors that make the child become adapted to any society.” The Human Tendencies and Montessori Educationp.18