What Clique — If Any — Did You Belong to in High School?

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    1. Emma

      Emma Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      There is a wide range of ages, nationalities and personalities on this board. So what were you like in high school? Did you belong to a clique? I am sure some of you will say you don't believe in cliques or dont like to label yourselves but what were you like in high school? Jock, valley girl, "geek", goth, cheerleader,preppie, hippie, emo, grunge, metal head, band member, teacher's pet etc.
       
    2. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      I belonged to a group of nerds. I definitely wasn't popular, quite introverted to be honest, but thinking back it was a good ride. Substance over Superficiality. (y):p
       
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    3. Juri

      Juri Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2008
      Here, the locals mostly attend public schools where you have to wear uniforms and keep yourself "decent" till you're 16-17. No extra piercings, none at all for boys. No hair-dyeing if you're fully Asian, not even brown was allowed. At that time, I was with a group of conservative friends while being the odd unpredictable one. Muahahahaha >:D... Once I could attend school without those restrictions, I got purple haaairrr~ :D
       
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    4. Fish
      Balanced

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      Poland
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      July 2012
      Haha nice question. In my high school I was friends with a bunch of very cheerful goths/metalheads even though I wasn't a metal head myself :p Oh the memories. The pranks we pulled.
       
    5. Joel

      Joel Member

      Location:
      Brooklyn , NY
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      1/1/13
      I was shape shifter .. musicians, jocks, the smokers/leather jacket crew, nerds, band nerds, rednecks, gangstas ... etc. I hung out with em all. I was so into music at the time and played in bands all throughout high school so my gtr got me into many social circles ;)
       
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    6. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

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      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      Well I'm still in high school but in my freshmen to junior year I was a quintessential make love not war, give peace a chance, hell no we won't go hippie. However I've recently transitioned into grunge and goth. I'm also into punk.
       
    7. Albert Savage

      Albert Savage Member

      Location:
      Nevada
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1972
      I guess I was a nerd. I went to a small school in the midwest. So most of the boys played sports (I played football and ran track and was student manager for the basketball team.) And many of us were in the band too. In my Senior year I was the one voted to not try to avoid the draft. (I wonder if they did that because I was nominated to West Point?)
       
    8. Chelles
      Balanced

      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2011
      The goth/punk crowd....good times...
       
    9. JohnnyMx
      Sunshine

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      My case was funny.

      All highschool i was one of those guys seen as a introvert, dumbass, jackass (for my furtune i was never bullied, maybe because they were afraid of me). School did not care for me at that time, i was skipping school days alot. I lied to my mother (RIP) and instead of going to school I was going to play alone in the malls. Once i skipped a full month of classes. From 12 subjects in school, i failed 10. Was a mess jajaja. I went several times to the principals office, and instead they gave my some advise, they only started to punish and scold me.

      But no, i was not fool, i just was not interested in school. When my mother started to get ill, my mind switched.

      I recovered all of my subjects, and saved the highschool, years later I was getting my engineering degree as one of the top scores in my generation, and no, i did not became in a nerd, i just found i loved maths, and building things, I still was a party guy (maybe some of those nights at clubs were'nt good to my T jeje)

      I had a great lesson here, and will help me with my older son, he has some degree of asperger, and does not like school listening to what a teacher says (just as me), but he is a genius with technology, mental games, video games, and great with people relations.

      For all of the moms and dads out there... if your boy does not like school, just find out what moves them!, they will be very good on that.
       
    10. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

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      Florida, USA
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      06/2013
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      Barotrauma/airplane
      Loner. I went to four high schools in four different states. Figured out how to graduate early at the last one, so I had a three month senior year, thank god. Hung out with other quirky, sorta hippie kids (this was the late 60s, early 70s) and stoners, although didn't do drugs. Was president of the ecology club at one school, same one where I got busted for skipping to go fishing.

      Going to college was like walking into wonderland. Hated high school.
       
    11. Albert Savage

      Albert Savage Member

      Location:
      Nevada
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1972
      Johnny, you are right on. My epiphany came when I was in the 4th grade. That was the year they introduce history in our curriculum. I took the book home that first day and had finished it by the end of the week. I fell in love with history then and it has been a life long love. Not a career, just a passion to learn.
       
    12. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      I guess you could say I was a drifter in High School. I had a lot of friends from a lot of different groups and interests. One day I might be in the music building (most of the time) and the next I'll be by the theater, then sometimes I hung with the 'nerds' and math club (fun fact though: i actually hate math). :)
       
    13. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      Most of the time I was too busy avoiding to be bullied to be part of anything. Other than that... too nerdy for the art school kids, too arts-y for the nerds, too smart for the nihilistic punks, too rebellious for the 'normal crowd', too much of a thinker to party my life away, too much of a vagabond to follow the beaten path, and yet just enough sense to keep it all somewhat on the rails.

      The two most significant events sum it all up: (1) I was in a band, but still kind-of-alone because I was into different music, but most of all - more ambitious than anyone else. (2) I broke into the school's computers, immediately told the system administrator how I did it and how to fix it, and then was repeatedly threatened to be permanently expelled because I refused to tell them the name of another student who broke in one week later using the same exploit, but didn't report it to the sys ad.
       
    14. OddV
      Assassinator

      OddV Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      I was a floater... Floated between most cliques and seemed to be accepted by all. My core group of friends were the partiers.

      I was in the band, played soccer, hacked on computers and worked hard/played hard. During the summer, I was never home when I wasn't working as I spent all my time outdoors/camping with my friends. Luckily, high school work came easy to me... Unluckily, I had to learn how to learn and study when I got to college.

      Also, I'm an INTJ.
       

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