Along with many other things that I learnt, when I was in college, in Delhi, was a very interesting theory. This may relate to "Group Dynamics" or any other fancy term that I know nothing of since I am not studying Anthropology or Psychology. I call it the Left, Right and Center theory. It's not entirely mine, since, there were several people who helped me understand the whole thing.
The Left, Right and Center theory suggests that every classroom is divided in two or three parts (from a teacher's point of view), namely - the Left, the Right and the Center. What is so special about this classification, you may ask. Well, here you go.
The Left side-ers: People sitting on the left side of the classroom from the teacher's point of view are called the Left side-ers. Their trademark characteristics are generally of a non-optimistic type. They tend to be less social, which may be for any reason, be it a superiority/inferiority complex, low self confidence, low self esteem, etc. It could be just about anything. When I was new in my batch i suffered similar problems. I was low on confidence but there happened to be a certain presentation that really lifted me up, upgrading me from a nobody to a somebody in my classroom. The left side-ers are generally nice people and mean no harm. They believe in the silent friendship phenomena. They will never collectively participate in the group activities willingly, may it be a mass bunk or a party.
The Center-ers: People sitting in the center of the classroom from the teacher's point of view are called the Center-ers. These people are somewhat like an opposite to the Left side-ers. Their main characteristics belong to the positive, optimistic kind. These people can be identified by being extremely social, they mix a lot with people, they want to be "needed" everywhere, they are not as reserved as the Left side-ers and are often over-confident. After my presentation, I quickly moved to the Center and adapted to all these traits, although later I eventually changed my seating yet again. The Center-ers are generally not nice people. They are helpful but expect something in return for whatever they would do for you. They have the biggest friend circle. The Center-ers crave for attention and are most likely to be found at every group activity, parties and mass bunks.
The Right side-ers: Similarly the people on the right side belong to this catagory. These people are a mix of both the Left side-ers and the Center-ers. They are the ones who would initiate mass bunks to go for a movie. They are sarcastic, sometimes brutally, social but not social enough, confident in what they do or say, they have few complexes. They have recieved enough attention and do not crave it as much (but crave it nevertheless), they always have a point to prove to someone, are headstrong and frequently impulsive. They are not very nice people. They are strategic and crafty, masters of the mind games. They are infected with bizzare mood swings. This was the side I ended up in ;). The Right side-ers are generally lazy and will never be found playing anything that requires them to move more than just their hands. They have few parties and occasionally take part in group activities.
Now, this theory may not be entirely correct, but it has been solid in my experience. Please try to observe this in your classrooms and you will see that I am at least 80% accurate about this. If not them please feel free to share your experience, if yes, then please feel free to support my theory, but please do comment.