I Became Popular and it Changed Me
How to Hang Out with Popular People
It might seem impossible to hang out with the popular kids at school, but it can actually be pretty easy. With the right attitude, you can be the most popular kid at your school! A lot of popular people are really nice and fun to hang around with, but remember, don't change yourself just to fit in. There are ways that you can become popular and still be yourself.
Looking the Part
Show off your style.Wear clothes that are the newest trends, but also add your own style to the mix. This shows that you're trendy, but you're also original and interesting. A unique but classy fashion sense will show off your vibrant personality and attract people to you. Mix and match clothes to make cool combinations, and don't forget to accessorize.
- For example, you can wear trendy skinny jeans and top it off with a graphic tee that displays a picture of your favorite movie or music group.
Look polished.Make sure you are clean and fresh, and avoid looking like you just rolled out of bed. If you're a girl or you just like makeup, try that new makeup you've always admired. Don't be afraid to try new things!
Wear a fun hairstyle.It's always fun to play with your hair, and maybe you've recently seen a new hairstyle but were too afraid to try it out. Now's your chance! A new hairstyle can be a great conversation starter, and it's the perfect way to grab people's attention.
Wear statement jewelry.Wear a piece of jewelry that tells a story, like a necklace with your favorite animal or a bracelet that holds a picture of your pet. A bold piece of jewelry will make you stand out, and maybe you'll even catch the eye of that cute guy or girl you like.
- Don't wear too much statement jewelry at one time as you could end up looking like you're trying too hard. One piece at a time will suffice.
Exuding a Positive Attitude
Push yourself to be more open to socializing.If you are shy and quiet by nature, that's okay! Try to reach out of your comfort zone and people will notice. Join in on a conversation with some popular people, but don't force yourself to be someone that you're not. Talk to everyone, don't leave people out, and you will surely be noticed.
Look confident.It's not that easy for some, but confidence will help with becoming popular. Keep eye contact during conversation, stand up tall, always keep your head up and smile.Faking confidence on the outside can help you become more confident on the inside.Get out there and have fun!
Show people that you like them.You might be inclined to hide away, but try not to. Show people that you like them and you're interested in getting to know them better. Be nice, and compliment them on their style or an accomplishment they've recently achieved. Always build people up, and never be a bully!
- If someone you admire is wearing a cool outfit, tell them you like it and ask them where they got their clothes from. It's an easy conversation starter.
Be nice.If you hang out with some unpopular kids, don't ditch them! Hang out with everyone. Be nice to people and make new friends. People will appreciate this and if they don't, they're not worth your time.
Making Yourself Noticeable
Tell an anecdote.Who doesn’t love a good story? If something someone said reminds you of a related story, tell them the story! It's a great way to catch people's attention and keep them interested.
- For example, if someone happens to mention their dog, tell them a funny story about your dog that their story reminded you of. Amusing stories have the power to grab people's attention and make you appear super interesting.
Join a few school clubs.Make sure the club features an activity you enjoy or are interested in learning more about. This is an easy way to meet new people with similar interests. Some types of clubs you could join include yearbook, newspaper, art club, and various sports clubs.
Attend social events.Don't hide in the corner. After all, you're at a social event to mingle, not to go unnoticed. Talk to everyone there so you can easily transition into starting a conversation with the popular people. Go with a friend if you're scared to go alone.
Make your own social event.Put together a birthday party or get-together, but don't leave people out. Invite the popular people along with your other friends, and don't leave anyone hanging at the party. Make sure you have awesome music, tasty food, and maybe even a theme to make it interesting.Everyone will remember you for that impressive party you threw.
- Make sure you keep it PG, which means no alcohol, drugs or sex! The party will be fun without all of those things.
QuestionWhat happens if the popular people talk about you?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIf the popular kids are talking behind your back, ignore them and do your own thing. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life, so don't befriend them.Thanks!
QuestionWhen is the right time to text a popular person?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerText them after you've already established a bond with them. Then, text them when there's a school event you want to attend with them. Don't text them too often at first until you become close friends.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if they just ignore me or act like they don't want me around? Should I still stick around?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIf you've put in every effort to be nice to them and they're still being mean to you, they are not worth your time. Go hang out with kind friends and you won't regret it.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if they hate your guts?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerDon't change yourself just to fit in with the popular kids. Befriend people who are nice to you and appreciate you for who you are.Thanks!
QuestionI'm friends with some of the popular kids but others find me weird. What do I do?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou don't have to be friends with all the popular kids. Pick the ones who accept you for who you are, and don't change for the ones who don't like you.Thanks!
QuestionWhat does it mean if the popular people talk about you?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIf they are saying nice things about you, this could mean they think you're cool! If they are saying negative things, they may be jealous or just bullies. Don't befriend them if they are being mean.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if they try to be mean and then beg you to come back every day?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIf they're really sincere about their apology and try to make up for being mean to you, give them another chance! If they just end up being mean to you again, don't be friends with them.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if your friend was stolen by popular mean girls? They don't think it is their responsibility to care for the shy (sitting alone) kid. They think it is mine.wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIf your friend isn't sitting with you, you should talk to her about it and tell her why it bothers you. If she's really a good friend, she'll be understanding and invite you to come sit with her and her friends. If not, you should consider finding nicer friends.Thanks!
QuestionHow do you know whether a popular kid is just your friend so they can use you?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThis is the type of situation you'll have to feel out and determine on your own. If they only hang out with you to use your house for parties or if they only hang out with you when you're paying for something, they're probably using you. True friends will want to hang out anytime, anywhere, no matter the circumstances.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if you DON'T want a bf? And what if your parents won't let you get social media or texting? And what if they won't let you got to the mall alone and get new clothes other than the new school year?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerDon't have a boyfriend if you don't want one. There's no rush. You don't need social media or texting to be popular. If you can only buy new school clothes at the beginning of the school year, choose wisely. Mix and match your outfits so it looks like you're wearing something new every day.Thanks!
- Love yourself and everyone around you.
- Don't push yourself. Instead, ask yourself what you really want and what's best for you. You don't have to be popular to be happy.
- Don't be fake. Be you.
- No matter what you do, you'll always have your other friends. Don't give them the cold shoulder when someone popular is around. Be nice to them, and the popular people will think you're a nice person, too!
- Being a bully doesn't lead to popularity.
- Some people who are popular can be bullies. Don't hang around with the bullies because it makes you look like one. Try to aim for kind popular people.
- Don't let others tell you who to be; be yourself.
- If you notice someone bullying someone else, stop it immediately no matter how you think it will affect your social status.
- Throwing a party at your house is always risky business. Don't throw a party with alcohol or drugs. Keep the noise level low, and make sure to keep it a reasonable size. BE CAREFUL!
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