What is it about the most ‘popular’ students that makes them popular?
We do not believe that there is a set group of people who are popular at any school, but the kids of whom you are speaking are kids who have a lot of friends. The best advice we can give to you is to be confident, and let people like you for you. There is nothing that makes people more nervous that a shy, timid person in the back of the classroom who refuses to speak.
Be confident in who you are and do not be afraid to talk to anyone and strive to find similar ground in conversation. However, there is a difference between being confident and being cocky. People who are or act overly arrogant often push people away rather than drawing them in. The key to being ‘popular’ is being ‘liked.’ Being nice and genuine may sound like a lame answer, but it is what your peers value. People begin to grow tiresome of those who lie, cheat and act with an air of perfection. When you stop worrying about becoming ‘popular’ and begin focusing on being confident and truthful, you will find yourself surrounded by all the right people.
Question answered by Episcopal High School students