Teen Talk

What can I do to be more popular?

Q: I feel left out of social circles in school because I'm a quiet person who doesn't know how to say the right thing and I have nothing interesting or funny to contribute during conversations. My classmates usually ignore me when I join them during a conversation.

I am also self-conscious because I am ugly and have a bad acne problem. The girl whom I have a crush on always moves away from me when I try to talk to her. She once said she found me boring, so even if looks didn't matter, my personality isn't attractive either. Please tell me how I can be more popular.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2020, with the headline 'What can I do to be more popular?'. Subscribe