Cliques in high school can be aggravating, so here are some tips to help you deal with them.
- Step 1: Speak out to your friends and peers. If you believe your group is developing clique tendencies, speak up and let them know.
- Step 2: Make up your own mind based on what you believe. If you follow these basic rules, you'll be happy and clique-free.
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- TIP: Keep yourself open to new people.
- Step 3: Involve yourself in activities that you like, not activities you do just to be cool.
- Step 4: Deal with a clique by knowing yourself. If a clique is acting negatively toward you, take some time to reflect on your good qualities. You'll realize that they're the ones who are being ridiculous.
- Step 5: Learn who your true friends are by thinking about what certain friends do for you and what you do for them, and why. With true friends, there's no need for a clique.
- Step 6: Recognize a clique by observing their behavior toward people outside their group. The most common characteristics of a clique are exclusivity and judgment of other people.