How to be cool at school (with pictures)

How to be cool at school (with pictures)
How to be cool at school (with pictures)

You might have read a lot about learning how to be cool in general already, but you might be wondering: how do I apply these tips in school? School seems like a stressful environment, but it mostly comes down to how you view it. If you take care of your appearance, are kind and open-minded, develop interests, and stay a great person, it can get easier than you think.


Part 1 of 3: make a good impression

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Step 1. Stay clean

One of the easiest things you can do to increase your popularity is to stay clean and smell great. Kids in school tend to judge a book by its cover and you'll get rejected if you don't smell good. Wash regularly, brush your teeth, floss, and use deodorant. You will look more attractive whether you are a boy or a girl.

  • You might also consider washing your face regularly. Pre-teens and adolescence are times punctuated by acne attacks and you can fight them by washing your face.
  • If you are worried about sweating because the weather is hot or because you have a gym class, keep some deodorant or perfume handy in your locker or bag.
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Step 2. Style your hair

Besides keeping clean, you won't be able to attract a lot of friends if you look like you just jumped out of bed, no matter how old you are. Take a few minutes in the morning to style your hair, whatever style you prefer. Small efforts can get you a lot, even if it just means a little gel or a few strokes with a hair straightener or hairdryer.

If you don't like your current hairstyle, get your hair cut. You don't have ideas for your new haircut? There's a good chance your hairdresser can tell you which hairstyle would look best on you based on your face shape. You could also get highlights or change colors

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Step 3. Pay attention to your clothes

Every school is different and there is no one dress code that makes you look cool. In some schools the rebels are cool, while in others it is the sportsmen. The only thing you can really do is pay attention to your clothes and walk out of your house looking you like. Are your clothes clean? Are they matched? Do you feel confident when you wear them? This is the most difficult.

If you feel like you look cool, you are going to behave in a cool way and others will follow suit. Insurance in itself is an important part of the personality. You don't have to be exceptionally good-looking, smart or funny, you just need to be confident in yourself and the rest of the world will follow you

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Step 4. Let your personality shine through your look

When it comes to clothing and accessories, don't be afraid to have your own style. Discover the clothes you love to wear, the brands you like, the accessories you love and create your own style. Wear these clothes to school and be unique. And who knows, you could start a fad!

Being cool also means being a leader and having your own personality, it doesn't mean following others. Don't worry about people judging you by your clothes and people who go out of their way to blend in (usually the same people). Your personal style will attract people who also have a personal style

Part 2 of 3: make lots of friends

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Step 1. Join many clubs

Being cool isn't just about being popular, it's also about being famous. And what's the best way to have a face and a name recognized? By joining clubs at school, of course. Try to reach out to several who do not have a common connection, this way you will meet people with different interests.

Try to join a club for each area of ​​activity: a sports club, an academic club and an arts club. You could play on the basketball team, participate in the school newspaper, and sing in the choir. It will also look good on your college resume

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Step 2. Observe

Try to identify everyone's position on the social ladder. It's not very important (you have to be liked to be cool, which is different from being popular), but it will help you identify people. What are the cool kids like? Are they part of the sportsmen, the intellectuals or the rebels? What about average students? Do they follow them or do they stay in their corners? And the unpopular students, what are they doing? Who in each of these groups do you want to befriend? You better become friends with students on all rungs of the ladder, you never know what can happen.

If you want to be popular, it can be useful to make friends with the most popular and nicest people, they will be your pass to access this group. Just make sure you don't step on anyone on the way to the top of the ladder. Sometimes those friendships don't work, and the people you've rejected before won't want you as friends when you need them

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Step 3. Be nice to everyone

Again, being cool doesn't necessarily mean being popular. There are a lot of popular students out there who are actually mean and no one likes them. You won't get anywhere by becoming one of them. Instead, try to be cool and popular by being liked by others. To do this, you just need to be kind and friendly to the people you meet. Why do otherwise, right?

You probably already know how to be friendly. The thing you shouldn't forget is that you should also be friendly to people who are not cool. Help them when you feel they need it. Greet them in the hallways if you know them. You never know, they might be the coolest kids in a few months

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Step 4. Don't forget your old friends

Just because you want to have new friends doesn't mean you have to let the old ones go. By doing this, your new friends will sooner or later learn about it and they will not like your behavior. Make new friends while keeping the ones you had before.

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Step 5. Act naturally

Even if you spend hours putting on makeup and priming yourself, say all you did was comb yourself. You will be admired for spending only 5 or 10 minutes getting ready when others spend a lot of time grooming their appearance. They will definitely want to be like you, but never brag or talk about it too much.

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Step 6. Don't overdo it

Almost any adult will tell you that when you are an adult too you will find that being cool isn't that important and that if you had known that you would become cool without doing anything you wouldn't have put yourself out there. as much pressure. Even though it's easier to say it than to do it, try to relax a bit. If you do a lot of it, people will pull away from you and think you are insecure and disliked. And if you don't love yourself, why should they?

Here's an example: Say someone you don't know well invites you out. You tell him no. Then she starts sending you love letters. You always tell him no. She's sending you flowers. Then one evening she's at your doorstep. She really does a ton of it, but is it really effective? No, in fact, it is quite the opposite. You would like her to respect herself a little more and you would just like her to leave you alone

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Step 7. Give more importance to your opinion than that of others

Try your best not to worry about what you think other people think of you. Let yourself be carried by the current. Because you are not going to be liked by everyone. No one is loved by everyone, because you all have flaws and different personalities. If you're sure someone is judging you, you can voice it, but pretend it doesn't matter to you, because it doesn't. Practice thinking this way and your confidence will increase through self-acceptance. Students at school will wonder where you got so much self-esteem.

That's when style comes in. Skateboarders have their style, bimbos have their style, nerds have their style, and so on. We are all different and all styles are the same. If someone judges you, it is because he is a prisoner of his little closed mind. He's not going anywhere anyway, so don't befriend him. It is a one-way ticket to a dead end

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Step 8. Avoid harassing others or being harassed

Don't be mean to other students in school just to look cooler. In fact, people hate petty bullies, they're just too scared to face it. Over time, they lose their power and they have nothing. It might be tempting now, but in the long run it will only hurt you.

  • Never respond to rumors or speak behind others' backs.
  • Don't make any negative comments. Just because you're having trouble with someone or you don't like someone doesn't mean you have to shout it from the rooftops.
  • Don't reject anyone. If you are reading this article, it's because you want to make new friends, right?
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Step 9. Don't be bullied either

It's easier said than done, but when you're in school you'll get by using your sense of humor and good social skills. With a few friends on your side, you will be untouchable. If things go too far, seek help from adults.

Part 3 of 3: be friendly, assertive and likeable

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Step 1. Keep an Open Mind

Remember that part above that said you would be cool when you are loved by different people. In fact, in order for these different people to like you, you have to like them too. Keep an open mind and try to see that the coolest kids aren't necessarily the most interesting, everyone is interesting. You are going to come across as a friendlier, nicer, and happier person and this is exactly the type of person everyone would want to surround themselves with.

Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Zac Efron, Kristen Stewart, Lady Gaga, these are all people who weren't cool in school (or at least that's what they say). It's proof that if you don't keep an open mind, you might miss out on meeting interesting people

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Step 2. Respect others

The respect you show for others even if you are not friends proves that you do not differentiate between your friends and people who are not your friends. You will develop a positive reputation by always being nice, kind and friendly to everyone because they can count on you and they know you are not going to judge them. Obviously it will make you look a lot cooler.

Laughter is always a great way to make new friends. If you're making jokes to make fun of someone else, make sure that person understands it's just for fun. Also avoid making fun of your teachers, it could quickly backfire

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Step 3. Stay positive

Do you know this pup who sulks in his corner, all dressed in black, who constantly frowns and who doesn't want to talk to anyone? He doesn't look very happy, does he? Do you want this negativity in your life? Probably not. If you want to attract people, if you want to be liked by everyone, stay positive. Keep your chin up, be ready to laugh at yourself, and spread your positive attitude. You will quickly attract people who will spend time with you to rob you of your positive attitude.

Will your attitude influence others? Probably. Studies suggest that you are more likely to be happy if you are around happy people. Likewise, you are more likely to be unhappy if you hang out with unhappy people. So could you be a beacon for your friends? Of course

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Step 4. Smile

Human beings are pretty straightforward. We know what we like and what we don't, but if there is something we like, it's seeing a person smile. Not only does it show others that you are happy, but it also makes you happier (in fact your mind starts to believe it and it can make you sexually more attractive as well). Give a nice smile and watch how you feel. It could eventually become a habit!

Try not to have a fake smile either. Stay natural. Most people can tell if a smile is genuine or forced. If you stay positive, it shouldn't be too hard to give a real smile

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Step 5. Stay true to yourself

Even though the phrase be yourself sounds like a cliché, that doesn't mean you shouldn't take it as valuable advice. In fact, it should be pretty clear to you that in between don't overdo it and stick to your own style, you have to be yourself. Why will you look cooler if you stay on your own? Being yourself means that you feel good about yourself and that you are more sure of yourself. When you try to be someone you're not, you are a copy and the copies are absolutely not cool.

Think about it: you are the only person who can be you, no one else can. You are unique and you have characteristics and skills that no one else has. You can give the world something different. So why would you want to be a low end version of yourself? Your own personality much cooler than any other personality you could emulate

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Step 6. Realize that school (and your cool attitude) doesn't last forever

In recent studies, it has been shown that the coolest students in college tend to do less well than other less cool students. So if you're worried now because you're less cool and popular, know that students who are cool now are less likely to be successful than you. From that point on, they'll just go down as you go up. It's a win-win situation for you, even if you don't realize it now.

In other words, being cool is fleeting. Maybe as you grow older you will find that there is no such thing as being cool. We all move on and do our own stuff because that's what makes us really happy. If you feel like you're never going to be able to be cool, wait a minute. Things get easier over time

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Step 7. Become a guide

Connected people do not follow others, on the contrary, it is others who follow them. When the time comes to do something, take the initiative. Listen to new musical trends and share them with your friends. Wear new clothes and play new games. Not everything you do will always become an example, but you don't have to be a sheep.


  • Just live your life! Live it the way you want to live it. Do you really want others to tell you how to experience it? Live, love and think.
  • Be who you really want to be. Don't go overboard to get noticed by others.
  • Have faith and confidence, be happy with your own personality, and be yourself.
  • Be friendly and kind to people. Greet people you know, especially if you can look them in the eye and if they seem to expect you to greet them. Also be nice to your teachers.
  • Don't speak badly about people.People will hate you if you talk behind their backs.
  • Being cool often means being funny. Tell jokes that make people laugh.
  • If you want to get cool, don't change who you are. Otherwise, you will just pretend to be you and people will not know your true personality, which can lead to disaster.
  • Keep up to date with the latest fashions, but that doesn't mean you have to buy everything that's on trend. Don't sport too many accessories at once, you will look desperate and lacking in personal style.
  • If you are a girl, always wear some jewelry. A pretty necklace or even a simple bracelet will do.
  • Stay yourself ! No one likes copies and people will think you are boring.


  • Avoid spreading rumors. This might sound like a great way to move up the social ladder, but you're going to get hated.
  • If you already have friends, be cool with them. Never give up on your old friends, because they can and will help you later in life.
  • Always remember that being cool isn't everything. Often in high school the norm is something dangerous. It can put pressure on you and destroy your life because you start using drugs and alcohol. If being cool means doing things you know are dangerous, then don't.
  • Don't make hurtful comments or harass others. It makes you look bad and attracts other bad people to you. Treat everyone the same by being friendly and kind.
  • People are going to realize that when you do a lot of it, you will seem like you are desperate and being a show-off.
  • Be sure to check your school's dress regulations before trying to dress in style. If you didn't, you could have a lot of problems.

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