What is popularity anyway? Is it being able to be atheletic, friendly, pretty/handsome, and accepted by todays standards? Is it being able to follow all the trends? Is it being rich in order to have lots of friends? The world may never know.
Here's what I think::
Who cares. If you have a lot of friends, or even just a few good ones, and you like yourself, you're better off than lying about who you are, so you can hang out with a bunch of phonies, and cry yourself to sleep thinking about how you can never show the real you because you won't be accepted.
Girl 1: I am lyke so totally popular, I follow lyke all the trends, and am totally rich! *cries self to sleep at night*
Girl 2: I'm content how I am. *is fine*
Girl 1: Lyke, OMG, you are such a geek! *is envious*
by Sakura The Pocky Goddess June 09, 2005
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Many before have tried to define it, to pin down that secret quality that grants some enormous armies of followers while leaving others out in the rain. All of these searchers have one thing in common: they want to be more popular. This is their downfall, for, indeed, the one thing that the popular people share is unrealization of their own popularity. It may be pointed out that some popular people do notice it; however, by noticing their own popularity, they get caught up in the social system, and are constantly forced into overthinking themselves and attempting to become still more popular. This redefining of themselves as lacking in popularity inevitably leads to their fall, as they lose the characterisitics that drew to them such a large audience of friends in the first place.

What is the key, then? How can one be popular? The answer, counterintuitively, is by not trying to be popular so much as to interact with people on a regular basis, to have a lot of friends. For confidence is one liked, and, via the golden rule, through treating other people as friends and not as subjects does one gain and maintain what some call "popularity". True popularity is only being nice to people and being oneself to people, so they feel free to be the same around you, and it's not all that difficult to achieve, requiring only that one first rid themselves of the illusion of social systems and treat everyone else like equals.
B: Hey, man, isn't it weird how our school doesn't have any popular people?
M: Dude, don't you get it? That means we're the popular people! Sweet, all of our hanging out with our friends and posting pictures on facebook has made everyone jealous and given them senseless idealizations of our personal characters! What do you think we should do now to maintain our popularity?
B: I dunno, man, have more parties?
M: Yeah, let's do that! After all, we have plenty of peons who would enjoy basking in our personal limelights!

*weeks pass*

B: What happened, man? Nobody likes us anymore!
M: What do you mean, nobody likes you, everyone loves me!
B: No. No, they don't. They think we're both assholes for turning what used to be fun time spent hanging out with friends into social legitimization. Shit.
by arbitraryalbatross May 31, 2010
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A group of teenagers in high school that for some reason are mysteriously known as the most important kids in the school, usually without the rest of the student bodies knowledge as to how and when this even happened. Was there some kind of secret meeting that everyone held? Was there a note passed around the entire school? No one's sure. The only thing everyone does know is that somehow these kids are the chosen ones, and now we all have to go with it.
While it all is a bit of a mystery, there usually are defining characteristics of all these chosen ones. It depends on the school, but more often than not the ''popular'' kids are either rich, good looking, involved heavily in school and especially in the athletics department, funny, snobby, uninterested in the ''non chosen ones'' (or mean to them), or a combination of any of the above. The popular girls are usually either on the cheerleading or dance team, or possibly excell in athletics such as track or basketball. Popular guys are most often jocks on the football and basketball teams. The average popular kid can be smart or dumb, a partier or not. In actuality the majority of them do party, but for some reason the girls are usually less open about it. This usually has to do with keeping their status squeaky clean. This isn't usually the case for the guys, as many of the popular guys boast about drinking 5 beers and playing 2 rounds of beer pong in some kids basement and having the craziest weekend ever. However, this isn't always the case as sometimes there is another, more hard core group of partiers at the high school that is also popular as well and known for getting fucked up often. The popular kids often don't work as their mommy and daddy often throw handfuls of cash at them so they can be seen looking fly at friday night's game. They often drive expensive cars their parents bought them, and fly through the neighborhoods blasting rap even though they live in suburbia.
Look, there goes Kevin in his nice car blasting his music. He's probably going to the game and then going to a party, where he'll have four beers and dance with all the popular girls, who are the only type of girl he dates.
by stan michal November 04, 2007
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Something that, contrary to what popular people think, unpopular people do not crave.
Don't be sucked in by popularity.
by Anonymous :) May 12, 2007
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One of the many roots of all evil. (Others include mathematics, rap 'artists' and Mr Tobin) Basically popularity is a black hole which most retarded sheep-type-people WANT to be sucked into.
Popularity is for populars. They're so darn stupid.
by brittandherllama January 08, 2006
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a stereotype of a group of young people, such as highschoolers or middleschoolers, that usually are good looking and have expensive clothes. females in this group are usually very concerned with their appearance and their fashions,they are generally fit or very thin and tanned, cheerleading is a commonplace for "popular girls". a girl's physical beauty will be her defining characteristic. Boys must act like "one of the boys" and act manly. he must concern himself with sports, beer and hot women. His humor or athleticism will be his defining characteristic. Popular people in this sense avoid doing things that arent considered cool by their peers, such as being overly enthusiastic about academics. They must also associate mainly with other people that fit this stereotype.
They often like to go to and have parties where there is underage drinking.
They adhere to many social rules, rules of dressing well or trendy, grooming meticulously, speaking similarly,possessions, pop music and passtimes.
Often but not always they can be superficial, excluding others if they do not dress a certain way, the people they hang out with, their lack of athleticism, a social skill problem, shyness, poverty, taking interest in things that are considered uncool like being in academic clubs, being a goth, being too fat or too thin.
there are many stereotypes that go along with this catagory of people. it has been said that the girls have eating disorders and are so fake that they turn their backs on each other,are bitches and airheads. The men drink too much, fight too much, cause trouble and make fun of meeker peers, also airheads. It has been said that this group drinks too much and are superficial, slutty and petty, because of the lack of value in academia and overvalue of fleeting attributes, these people do not get far in life and peak in highschool. These things are not always true. keep in mind this is a stereotype.
a good example of popular girls is the group of girls in "mean girls" van wilder or the student government in revenge of the nerds are good examples of popular guys
by Gabriellaxoxoxo September 06, 2006
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