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What Does Popularity Really Mean? A UNC Psychologist Explains

Mitch Prinstein has been addressing this issue lately. As a psychologist with accolades from years of directing the University of North Carolina’s psychology department, he puts a different spin on a familiar concept.Many folks are geared towards getting the popularity card, but instead, they should opt to be more likable.

Sadly, being popular and liked is not always the same thing. How many popular kids did you loathe in high school because they had the “it” factor that you didn’t?Additionally, those who are a part of the “in crowd” often look down on others and bully kids.

They feel like they’re superior, and many have an aura of nastiness about them as they feel untouchable.Now the likable person was different. People wanted to be around

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