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Professors decoded

If students lend a distinct character to their campus, professors are not far behind. Like most things in life, they too come in various prototypes. hink about the ones that taught or teach you at your college and see which category they fit in best.

education Updated: Aug 25, 2012 00:39 IST

If students lend a distinct character to their campus, professors are not far behind. Like most things in life, they too come in various prototypes. Think about the ones that taught or teach you at your college and see which category they fit in best.



The looker

We have all had the one professor whose classes we never miss— not because we suddenly cared for our marks, but because he had a heart-melting smile. The looker knows his/her strengths but the little crush will never earn you any brownie points. So, quit smiling and open those books already.



The Hitler

In their class, you can’t talk, you can’t move and don’t you dare smile. Irrational anger define their personalities and they lash out with unnecessary punishment at the drop of a hat. You wish you could bunk this one class, but then again, you dare not do that either.



The agony aunt

Failing at relationships or stressing because of exams? No fear, agony aunt is here. Some men too. They love knowing what’s going on in your life and help you. The best part is that they love talking, so the next time you are not in mood for integration formulas, you might want to shed a tear or two and talk about your latest heartbreak.



The buddy

It would be safe to call them pseudo-friend professors. They talk like they want to help you, but they definitely will ditch you in the end. The ‘buddy’ loves to be pally with students, just because it makes him/her feel young. Perhaps they are reliving their own college life through yours. It’s always a wise idea to stay in their good books.



The smart one

This person is the true genius, the one whose lectures you like attending because of their sheer brilliance. “These are the kind of professors who change your life, and help you mould yourself into the person you want to be,” says Aneesha Bisht, a TYBMM student at St. Xavier’s. “Inquisitiveness, amongst many other things, is something that defines a student’s life; and its great when you find a mentor who can answer all your questions”, she adds.