It seems the only way to be popular is to be someone else,
and I don’t like that. When I try to be someone else, that someone is usually
rejected too. I just don’t fit in with others in the right way.
Dear Popularity Problems,
Instead of struggling to be popular, strive to have one or
two real friends. Which girls besides the popular ones would you like to
befriend? Your next-door neighbor? The girl behind you in English class? The
new kid in school? Develop your own strengths (academic, athletic and
personal), and join an after-school activity to meet new people. Then be
yourself. Ask girls questions like, “How was your weekend?” or “What was your
old school like?” Then listen to the answers. If a girl says, “My weekend was
fun. I went to my dad’s,” don’t just say, “Mine was fun, too.” Ask her where
her dad lives and what he’s like and when she’ll visit him again. Don’t be
pushy or nosy, just friendly and relaxed. Being nice and interested is always
popular no matter who you are.
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BY CAROL WESTON ON 8/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN I want to be popular, dear carol, self-esteem, identity, advice from Carol Weston