For the majority having friends or being able to interact with somebody else is common most of the time. However, for people with a deficiency to have friends, to have social interactions with other people is not so easy. The experts in the field of social science have become interested in the topic of “interpersonal relationships” in the context of facilitating the social insertion of the persons with deficiency, in the context of creating sustainable strategies for getting a job, maintaining a job for persons with special needs. This paper is based on a complex research on 112 preadolescents with mental deficiency and 98 teenagers with mental deficiency, and it tries to underline the specific manner that pupils with mental deficiencies establish interpersonal relationships. The results that came out from data analyses (statistical and qualitative) allowed us to reveal a specific typology.
Urea Ionela Roxana