This is a great read, especially for those who have children or are close to any younger individuals trying to find their way in this world. We all desire social acceptability, but this delves into what that looks like and the types of “popularity”.

It even digs in to the gender differences and the correlations later in life.



Like most things in life, popularity is more complicated than it looks. Some people are popular because they are likable—their peers like them, trust them, and want to be with them. Others are popular because they somehow gain a certain status, and use that power to wield influence over others (ie, high school). Which kind…

via There are two kinds of popularity and we are choosing the wrong one — Quartz