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    Ha, no! I was well known because I had ever-changing hair colours and piercings, but not popular.
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    Everyone knew who I was. But I wasn't part of the 'popular' crowd. The popular people btw weren't so popular outside of their own group. Most people didn't like them very much.
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    I wasn't popular in the slightest.. it was a shame at my high school because the "popular kids" were the ones who everyone was afraid of- so tried to make friends with rather than be their enemies. Unfortunately, I never really perfected the art of "keeping my head down" and as a result of this was bullied horribly for standing up for what I believed in. I almost wish I'd let them walk all over me; I think they would have tired more quickly this way.
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    First year or two I hung out with people I guess would be regarded as geeky or the cats of the The Inbetweeners.

    Then I started hanging out with another group of people, who seemed pretty normal all round.

    But then my school wasn't very cliquey and I didn't particularly care.

    Uni surprised me actually how stratified it is socially. People still communicate up and down, but people still seem to congregate around almost comedically stereotypical cliques.
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    I went to a girls public school, money, intellect and class = popularity.

    However looking at some of these posts it looks like most popular students are like mean girls.
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    years 7-9 I had a couple of nice friends but a lot of the girls were very *****y and nasty to me. Just a phase a lot of girls go through I guess, puberty is pretty horrific.
    Year 10 and onwards I started socialising with people more outside of school, a lot of our year used to go drinking at a local field and people were pretty welcoming, at least to my face. I ended up being reasonably popular by year 10/11 I suppose, I guess because I'm nice to everyone and as shallow as it is I know people considered me to be reasonably attractive, which always seems to be a measure of popularity.
    Uni is a different story, I can be a bit of a loner at times haha.

    Seems like a lot of people had really 'cliquey' years. Mine wasn't like that at all, if anything it became a lot more so in sixth form.
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    In footballing terms, I was Wigan when I would of killed to be Q.P.R, Cardif or Norwich.

    Yeah, I was the wee quiet awkward kid that hung around with the popular kids just cause I knew them from primary school and never really had the confidence or social skills to branch out when startin secondary. When I was 16 I can remember they all got quite chavy.. Listening to rave type music etc I was so into the likes of Blink and Fall out boy but didn't really say anything about it cause I knew I'd be called 'gay' (:rolleyes:) and outcast.

    The bit that killed me was seeing the people I should be hanging around with doing all the stuff I wanted to do (going to gigs etc) but I knew It was kinda too late to introduce myself to them.
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    I used to be in lower school but it kind of went down hill from there
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    (Original post by Maths_Lover)
    Aww. If it makes you feel any better, Beethoven was deaf.

    I think I fit into the stereotype of "nerd". It doesn't bother me one bit.
    haha, being deaf doesn't bother me one bit
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    I'm in the normal/slightly geeky crowd... We have a stable group of friends, noone really dislikes us!
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    I wouldnt say I was popular at school but I had a small group of very close friends but I was also good friends with various other 'groups' in school. I pretty much spoke to everyone
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    No. Someone started a rumour that I was a Satanist (which still makes me laugh), and it was a Catholic school, so...
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    (Original post by Stratos)
    No offense but were you the village idiot?
    i was well known because i appeared in a tv series.
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    I've got lovely friends but we're not popular. Our year group had a big get together recently and didn't invite us
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    To be honest i was a bit of a bully most of the time, i was captain of the football and rugby team and when i was sent out of lessons i would just go down to p.e, i wouldnt say i was hugely loved by everyone but i had a lot of people at least pretendin to like me
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    I was arguably more 'notorious' than 'popular'.
    xD I would genuinely like to see you in high school.. as a matter of fact, there may already be an amateur documentary on your high school years
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    I was about average, I dunno. I wasn't popular, nor was I bullied or anything.
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    My group of friends were a big group that weren't 'popular' but weren't 'unpopular' either - we kind of just formed around year 8 and by yr 13 were really close and still are. I was one of the more loud people in the group though, some of the group were pretty closed off from the rest of our year but myself and a few others mixed with the popular group occasionally and I pretty much got on with and chatted to most of my year.
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    (Original post by Mad Cat Lady)
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    "Bit outside the 'popular' group but you still had your normal, stable group of friends".

    This, definitely Although having said that I wouldn't call any of us normal!! :laugh:
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    Never was a popular group in my year.

    Currently since about year 11 My years been split into:

    "pretty/party girls" group
    "lad" group
    "grungy smokers" group
    "we love fall out boy" group
    "not pretty enough to be in the pretty girl" group
    "geeky but love sport" group

    Actually all groups are roughly even in size, nobody tends to mix. Shame really.
 
 
 
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