Let’s start off with the quote, “We are all different in our own ways.”
We can’t say, “Why is he/she like that?” or “You could do better if you’re like he/she.”
No, it’s not right and it’s not fair. Each person has their personality, style, attitude, sense and taste. If we try to change that, then who are we?
We try to find the right teens to mingle with but first off, we try to find ourselves. We differentiate of what category we will fit into and think twice before joining a specific group of teenagers.
Because what if you suddenly join one that seems to you like good people but they turn out to be these crazy, metal loving, junk eating, rule breaking creatures?
So that’s why, let’s first get to know the types of teens there are around us. That way, you can choose the one that seems relevant and you don’t have to be in a mess.
- Geeks. They don’t care what goes around them, they are in love with their books and if you ask them a question like, “Is humanity made for loving? Or the other way round?” They would answer it within the snap of the fingers. Although, I have to say, they are types in geeks as well. There might be computer geeks, math geeks, anime geeks, music loving geeks, comic book geeks, game geeks and a whole lot of geeks that are obsessed with just one particular stuff. They are mostly introverts (Lucky if you find an extrovert) and are not too fond of socializing.
- Skaters. You might know these guys as the cool dudes of the school because of their long hair and oversized tees and pants. They don’t care about studies, no. All they want is people to praise their awesome stunts. When it comes to breaking rules, they are the rebellious ones. However, not all skaters are bad. Some just want to have some fun and take it to the next level while some spend dozens of hours practicing to be the best among them all.
- Jocks. The famous ones walking amongst us. These guys and girls can be spotted anywhere in the school because these guys are hella popular. They take athlete seriously no matter what the cost is. You might have to look out for the bullies, though. Not a good experience once they have their eyes on you. The adults do tend to look at them as leaders so you might not get any chance for complaining. But, if you think you can fit into that group without any problem then hallelujah!
- Outsiders/ Newcomers. These guys don’t want to join any group. They are by nature lone wolfs and avoid any interaction with a group of people. However, some enthusiastic outsiders make their own circle of friends and some just have a few awesome ones to spend the time at the cafeteria. They get the ‘looks’ from others and are a red target for the bullies. An outsider is almost like an alien and if you’re friends with one of them, the others will push you away too. But some teens are just good enough to be alone and enjoy their time with themselves.
- Indies/ Hipsters. These are the vintage-fashionista’s that wear skinny jeans, crop tops, heart-shaped sunglasses and just about anything that matches their independent attitude. They try to define themselves by way of clothing. And it’s just super hard to get into their group unless you have a top that has an epic quote from an epic movie that people never have heard of.
- Scenesters. These guys are thirsty to fit in. They devote their time to fashion, clubs and particular bands. They might be misunderstood for hipsters for their fashion sense but you can distinguish them from their weird hairstyles and colors. Often, these guys are called posers and wannabe’s but not all of them are like that. Some are just straight-edge scenesters.
- Nerds. These guys are like robots. They study. They study. And they keep on studying. They are teased often and are called the ‘teachers pet’. Reminder: They top the class. Every single time. Less intelligent people tend to get annoyed at them easily since they’re the first ones to raise their hand in the class. They don’t have fashion sense and have a hard time socializing since for teens even now, being ‘too brainy’ isn’t A-OK.
- Preps. The well-groomed teens wearing polo shirts. These guys are popular as well and are generally overlapped with jocks because of their competitiveness in tennis and golf. These guys might not bully but you should look out for their overachieving anything attitude, being in too many clubs, completing homework beforehand and the obsession of getting into the right college.
- Mean girls. The one group that we want to stay away from. They are into the latest fashion and gossiping is just their drug. These girls are hungry for popularity because often they feel insecure. They don’t have a perfect relationship with their best friend and would most likely talk behind their back. In other words, they make more ‘frenemies’ than friends or enemies. However, you better watch out for their verbal bullying…it gets intense.
- Emo kids. Ever saw one with black t-shirt, black pant, neon streaked hair and piercings? These guys are just another word for angst, goth and gloom. They don’t let out their feelings so easily, they are the victims of depression, self-injury and bipolar tendencies. They might seem intimidating, but talking to them would make them happy even if they don’t show it and if they let something out, listen to them. All they need is a friend.
I have successfully finished listing the types of teens there are in every school. All I can say is that being a teenage isn’t easy. There will be happy, emotional and vexing times but that’s what helps us grow, right?
I hope this post has helped you in any way and well, see you in the next post.
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