In our teens and early twenties, we all wish to be recognized in one way or another. It’s human nature. Being a person that no one really cares about or values can be really stressful. Boys always crave for respect and high recognition while girls usually crave for admiration and praise. The desire to be someone recognizable and influential is sometimes beyond our control. Campus is one of the best places to be popular. But how exactly can you get popular? Here are five ways
1. Be mysterious
It’s very important to be mysterious. Mystery creates room for imagination in the minds of others. Imagination then creates desire and the need to discover or explore. Do not throw yourself everywhere and to everybody. People will get bored of you. There are many ways to be mysterious and unique but some are more effective than others.
For instance, a guy who misses most of the classes but always scores high marks in exams always makes people wonder. Someone who is quite and composed will make others talk. Members of opposite sex always analyze each other so if you are unique and mysterious, word will spread.
2. Be active
Active and domineering people automatically create names for themselves. If you are good at something, perfect it. It’s wise to be involved in campus activities that you are passionate about. Make sure the activities that you get into are those that many people have access to. You can be a sportsman, a class rep, a student leader, a musician, a comedian, a club leader or an events organizer. Campus has lots of opportunities even in entrepreneurship. Bone fide entrepreneurs also make names for themselves. Create a busy schedule for yourself outside the classroom.
Learning is the major reason why there’s university education. Students go to campus to learn and get high honors. You can be popular for being hardworking. If you spend most of the time in a large library you will definitely get known by most students. They will bump into you or interact with you at some point.
In class you can be the person that answers all the difficult questions. The best way to do this is by sitting at the back. Students who prefer the back are always assumed to be less bright, so if you are bright and sit at the back, you’ll definitely get popular. Chances are that you will be the only one in that zone who knows the answers. Most people will always turn to look you’re your hand is up. Make sure you add a commanding voice while at it. The type of voice that makes a lady think, “That’s the kind of voice from a father of my kids would really make them disciplined.”
You have to dress well in order to be respected. Bright sneakers and multicolored clothes will only make you look childish. Tons of make-up and totally revealing dresses will only make you look like an attention-seeking cheap girl. Don’t try so hard to look good. Take time and learn about fashion. Always select the best clothes. If there’s an influential fashion icon you admire, try to emulate them. Buy clothes that make you look really smart. Strive to be classy not swaggy.
5. Be crazy
Being crazy and normal at the same time will really give you numerous points. Girls particularly love crazy guys because of the thrill they offer. Picture this, when young people look for friends, they always opt for those who are entertaining and create fun moments. Have a sense of humor, always make people laugh. This way, those who have spent time with you will always tell others how you are fun to be with. Those who have been told will in turn strive to get a piece of you someday. This way, you will get popular.