Highschool Stereotypes Essay

687 Words Dec 7th, 2011 3 Pages
High School Stereotypes
“Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.”
- Harold Evans

When you first enter high school, you can face many different difficulties. (exams, new friends, drama etc.) But one of the most stressful difficulties of all are stereotypes. ‘What is a stereotype? Where do I fit in? Do I Have to fit in?’ are just some of the things you may be worrying about. There are three main stereotypes that I have come to recognize that are in almost every single school. The preps, the nerds, and the emos. I will help you classify which is which and understand the difference so that you can determine whether you want to fit in with these groups, or go your own way.

The first main stereotype is the
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Some downsides are that you won’t be invited anywhere fun, probably won’t have many friends and might get picked on a lot by classmates or bullies.

The third stereotype is the emos. This is probably the easiest stereotype to spot out. They dress in all black, very dark makeup, dyed black hair and are usually depressed and don’t speak to anyone outside their circle. They frown upon the normal members of society and think they are ‘different’. They are usually sad and their conversations revolve around how they want to die and how terrible life is. These kids despise the preppy kids and hate anything happy or cheery. They usually spend a lot of time skipping class together, and chatting online to each other. The upside to joining this stereotype is that they have an odd sense of community. They all stick together no matter what and listen to each other’s problems. Some of the downsides are that you are looked down upon by most people in society, and most people do not want to approach you or get to know you. It will be hard for you to get a decent job, and people will make bad assumptions about you.

Well, now you know the 3 main high school stereotypes. The preps, the nerds, and the emos. You can be mean and popular with the preps, be geeky but have good grades with the nerds, or be depressed but have a sense of community with the emos. You can weigh out the positives and negatives
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