For some reason it seems to me that for low pocket pairs, a set is more likely to reach a combination. But with a pair of kings or aces, it somehow reaches less often. Therefore, pocket tens are a good pair for me, and I can play more or less aggressively.
Depends. If I'm short stacked it's going in pre flop with pocket 10's. Usually I will raise or 3bet, but if there is a raise, reraise and all in ahead of me and I'm under icm pressure in a tourney, I might even fold them.
Pocket tens should be played aggressively, because if there are many participants in the hand, then you can play already post-flop. If you play with an average stack, then this is definitely all-in. If the stack is above average, then I think 5BB will be close enough to the hand.
If the flop comes with cards higher than a pair of 10s. I give up the hand. If many players raise, before the flop I fold the hand. Usually when I'm dealt a pair of 10's, there's a 3 opponent at the table AL-IN.
I play em pretty much like any other pair. Raise preflop, or call a raise. Hope to hit a set, consider board texture, bet accordingly. If no set and no cards over 10 flop, consider pot size and bet half pot. If over cards show, consider player and make a decision depending on call or raise. Tread lightly and hope for the best.