What was your High-School stereotype?

@juskoday (183)
Philippines
April 11, 2007 1:58pm CST
In highschool, teens tend to label one another. Geek, jock, goth, nerd, puck, overachiever, loser, cheerleader, are just some names. Then there are the popular people and the not so popular ones. Back then, it was so hard to move from one 'group' to another because of your stereotype. Good thing highschool's far from the real world isn't it? I was labelled a nerd back in highschool because I didn't go out and party like all the other kids. Instead, I hung out with those people who would be a good influence on me. How were you labelled as a teen? Do you feel like it was an appropriate stereotype of yourself at that time?
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• United States
11 Apr 07
I was called 'Foxie' lol because I was very naughty and smart at the same time. I had my sister in the same school as a senior (3 years older) and my cousin, who is a year older than I am and that was great because nobody would dare bully me...;)
@juskoday (183)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
Foxie eh? Is it still applicable now? :P
• United States
11 Apr 07
I do try...lol;)
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I did not really have a stereotype in highschool. I went to a fairly small school (about 80 people in my graduating class) and we all had known each other for many years. I got along with the jocks, the geeks, the losers, the cheerleaders, basically everyone. I would rather be that way than be stuck with one certain group. You can learn things from all types of people.
@juskoday (183)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
That's what I liked when I got to college. Everyone seemed to get along with everyone else. It confusing why people in highschool couldn't deal with diversity in the same way. It's good you got to deal with everybody at your school.
@nancyrowina (3852)
11 Apr 07
I was one of the less popular people at school and was most like a goth I suppose. I'm not a social butterfly so I was happy to only have a few friends, I didn't like the way people acted like they were better than me though I was also sometimes bullied verbally which I hated.
@juskoday (183)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
I never experienced bullying but I hated how people would talk and gossip behind your back. Next thing you find out, you're the talk of the entire school. It's those petty things about highschool that I don't miss.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
I don't think I was called any names in high school, except "fordy" as my surname was Ford. I would have been viewed as one of the quiet, less popluar students, because I did my school work, & completed my homework.
@vebela (310)
• United States
11 Apr 07
In high school, I was in the "smart people" group because I was in the honors track. I was friends with a few football players, cheerleaders, honors kids, volunteer enthusiasts.... I didn't go out to any wild parties in high school either, but it really didn't affect my social life. Our school really didn't have exclusive cliques, so it really didn't matter what you were "labeled". Everybody socialized well with each other, and even those that were outcasts at their previous high schools found a niche of friends at our high school. Of course, we were a private high school with very strict behavior standards, so my idea of social interaction might be a little warped.