If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a high school teenager that feels left out, disliked, or just plain alone. You want more friends, more people to like you, more people to see you as a good person and a good friend… right? Many high school teenagers feel this way. Both females and males. It’s not just you!
There is a lot to discuss about this issue, and a lot that high school teenagers should understand. It’s almost impossible to be the most popular person in the entire school, and believe it or not, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be either. So, that’s not what you are going to learn from reading this. However, you will learn how to gain more friends and have more people like you.
What Is Popularity?
Popularity is not about how you look, how you dress, or even how much money you have. You don’t have to be the best at everything to be popular! So what if you don’t have the best hair-style or the best clothes? That is NOT what being popular is about!
In this case, being popular is when you are regarded with favor, approval, or affection by your fellow high school students. In other words, you are well-liked and seen as a good person and friend. How you look, how you dress, or how much money you have has NOTHING to do with who you are as a person!
Build Your Confidence
Many teenagers in high school who want to be more popular and make new friends are nervous about approaching new people and lack confidence. Building your confidence isn’t always an easy task, but if you work at it and be patient, you can become a more confident person.
You should join in other peoples conversations, smile or say hey when you pass other people, be there for those who are feeling down and try to cheer them up, join in activities, have fun, and just be a good person. Soon, you’ll start to make more friends and your confidence will rise!
Keep in mind, though, you have to learn to love yourself for who you are. You can’t expect others to like you or think good about you if you don’t feel that way about yourself. You are who you are, and that should never change.
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Tips for Getting Others to Like You
1.) Be a good person to your fellow high school students. Don’t bully others, talk bad about your friends or others, and don’t back stab your friends or others. Treat everyone how you would like to be treated. Chances are, they’ll be nice back!
2.) If you are the type of person that complains about a lot of things to other people, it may be best to learn how to control it. Nobody wants to hear someone complain or pout all day about every little thing. Try to stay positive, or at least keep the negative thoughts to yourself.
3.) Take care of yourself, your personal hygiene, and your overall appearance. Nobody will want to get to know you if you smell or look dirty. You should wash at least once every day, keep your hair well groomed, wear clean clothes, etc.
4.) Be a good friend. Stand up for your friends friends, be there for them when they need you, always listen to what they have to say, and be loyal.
5.) Random acts of kindness are always good! Hold the door for people as they go in or out, stop and help pick up books that someone dropped, give someone a birthday card on their birthday even if you do not know them that well, etc.
All of these things will get others to like you for who you are. You will also gain a reputation in your school for being a good friend and kind person. Others will begin to want to hang out with you, and you will make more and more friends.
A lot of those friends may even stick by your side through many years through high school, college, and even for life!