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How to Be Popular

Being popular begins by being happy with who you are. Follow these steps, and people will be begging to be a part of your "in" crowd.


  • Step 1: Greet with a smile Greet everyone you see with a warm smile. Chances are they will smile back.
  • Step 2: Initiate conversations Initiate conversations. Ask people about events in their life.
  • TIP: Be enthusiastic when you talk to people to let them know you are excited to talk to them.
  • Step 3: Listen Give people your undivided attention when they are talking to you.
  • Step 4: Respond with empathy Respond to people with empathy. Be encouraging and supportive.
  • TIP: If someone is telling you a story about something that made them angry, get angry with them.
  • Step 5: Be positive Be positive. Do not talk negatively about other people.
  • Step 6: Help others Volunteer your time for others in need. It could be to help someone move, to paint a room, or to help raise money for a charity.
  • Step 7: Play a sport or hobby Play a sport or begin a hobby of interest and have fun.
  • FACT: Kristin Chenoweth performed the song "Popular" on the original Broadway soundtrack to the musical Wicked.

You Will Need

  • Smile
  • Listening skills
  • Empathy
  • Positive attitude
  • Enthusiasm (optional)

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