7 Types of Guys ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผ You'll Meet in School ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ–‹ (and How to Deal with Them) ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” ...

High school in movies isnโ€™t the whole picture; everything isnโ€™t black and white with your nice, gorgeous guys and mean, equally gorgeous jerks. There are so many personality types that youโ€™ll encounter in high school, some good, some bad, some in between! Hereโ€™s how to deal with a few of the most common ones.

1. The Fabulous Bestie

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You might become friends with him because you notice that youโ€™re wearing the same H&M sweater one day, and heโ€™ll compliment your fashion sense as he flips his hipster haircut. This is your fabulous bestie! He doesnโ€™t fit into any one clique, but rather heโ€™s pretty much friends with everyone! How will you deal with him? Almost exactly the way you would with any of your girl friends, just try not to verbally acknowledge his femininity all of the time. But gratefully accept his fashion advice, talk about your favorite reality shows, and take frequent trips to the mall.

2. The Know It All and Tell It All

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Teenage boys often feel the need to prove themselves, so theyโ€™ll brag about anything from how far they can throw a football, to how amazing their intellect is. Odds are, youโ€™ll get stuck sitting next to the know-it-all in at least one class in high school. And, since he is trying to stand out, he wonโ€™t be quiet about itโ€”he might try to bring you down to show that heโ€™s smarter, and therefore more of a man. I know it sounds weird; but boys are weird! But just let him have his prideful moments and ignore him as best as you can. If he gets too cocky though, donโ€™t hesitate to put him in his place.

3. The Druggie

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My sophomore year Spanish class, I was seated in front of all three of the classโ€™s โ€œburnoutsโ€. They would talk about drug dealsโ€”in class!โ€”fail to understand anything, copy my assignments, and once one tried to massage my backโ€ฆsin permiso! Clearly, that wasnโ€™t the greatest situation, so hereโ€™s how to deal with it: ignore them. Snap at them when they touch you or say something really dumb or alarming, but generally just donโ€™t get involved! Life will punish them plenty in the future.

4. The Heartthrob

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TV and movies have a tendency to be misleading; sorry to disappoint, but most high school boys are far more zit-faced and lanky-armed than Zack Efron. Butโ€ฆ thereโ€™s always that one. The teacher dotes on him, even though he isnโ€™t the brightest, his coach praises him as the best football player on campus, the girlsโ€™ locker room is abuzz with gossip about him. Because something about himโ€”his eyes, his smile, or his overall presence just, wow. Your heart skips a beat whenever he strolls into class late and, if youโ€™re lucky, sits in the empty seat next to you. Now what do you do? Um, talk to him, duh! No matter how awkward you think you are, youโ€™re prettier, smarter, and lovelier than you think! If you woman up and speak to your crush, you might just be the lucky one.

5. The Misogynist

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We are lucky to live in a time when feminism and equal rights are on the rise, but there are still some backward-thinking guys out there, even in your own high school! He says things like โ€œSheโ€™s just a girlโ€, whenever a girl has a bright idea, and โ€œDonโ€™t act like such a girlโ€ when his friend acts cowardly. He might even venture to call you bossy or a b*tch when youโ€™re just trying to be a leader. Old habits may die hard, but he isn't beyond help yet. Talk to him as your equal, try to explain why what heโ€™s saying is wrong and hurtful. Odds are, right now it wonโ€™t make a huge difference, but your words will plant thoughts in his mind that will grow over the next four years and result in him graduating as less of a jerk.

6. The Conundrum

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Heโ€™s cute, heโ€™s smart, heโ€™s cool, heโ€™s well dressedโ€ฆ but thereโ€™s something about him that makes you hate him! He may be cocky, rude, lazy, or otherwise, but it ruins the whole package. On paper heโ€™s perfect, but in person you know heโ€™s bad news. My advice: donโ€™t waste your time trying to fix him. There are plenty of other cute, smart, cool, stylish fish in the sea who donโ€™t have a horrible personality. Just be patient and wait for the whole package to come your way!

7. The Party Animal

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Some guys love to party! They think that the law doesnโ€™t apply to them, so you can find them getting drunk and high on any given weekend. However, he's not a total stoner who skips class just to get high.Heโ€™s always the life of the party and, even though no one really takes him seriously, youโ€™ve got to love him. Heโ€™s fun, energetic, and, as long as you donโ€™t start down his path, thereโ€™s nothing wrong with being his friend!

High school is going to be an adventure, I can guarantee that! But if youโ€™re mentally prepared, nothing and no one should shock you too badly. What other types of guys did you meet in high school? How did you deal with them?

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