What subculture are/were you in high school?

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What subculture do/did you belong to in high school?
Nerd 17%  17%  [ 42 ]
Jock 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Preppy (of the Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, Izod variety) 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Prep (of the American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Structure variety) 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Goth 4%  4%  [ 9 ]
Emo kid 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Skater/punk/skatepunk 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Hippie/stoner 6%  6%  [ 14 ]
Beatnik 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Hip-hop 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Metalhead 6%  6%  [ 16 ]
Hipster 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Surfer 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Trendy 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Grunger 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Loner 23%  23%  [ 58 ]
Outcast 17%  17%  [ 42 ]
Other 12%  12%  [ 29 ]
I am/was homeschooled 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
I'm not in high school yet 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 251

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28 Sep 2016, 9:23 pm

I was a band and orchestra geek. Even among the band and orchestra geeks, I was a loner and an outcast. I didn't become a choir geek until college.


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28 Sep 2016, 10:46 pm

Well I was an outcast through most of school, but in highschool I discovered metal and I've been a metalhead since then.


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28 Oct 2016, 10:42 pm

I was very anti-clique in high school, considered myself a high school social group nomad. I moved in various circles, but was not sworn to any of them. I liked it that way. I liked most of my class, but preferred not to assimilate.

It's true that I am a nerd, always have been, but my high school was a public magnet & one of the 10 highest performing schools in the USA, so we were all just different shades of nerd.


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30 Oct 2016, 3:16 pm

None.

Subcultures are for people who don't have a personality.



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25 Nov 2016, 7:28 pm

Beatnik was passe'. Emo, Goth, punk, and hip hop, were all in the future. Even preppies didn't become a thing until I was in college.

Somewhere between outcast and loner would describe me in highschool. In college I joined the Junior College Science Fiction club (half of whom were nerds, and the other freaks). An odd combination of folks, but I fitted in pretty well. So that sci fi combination of geek and freak would be my youth culture home if I had one.



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26 Nov 2016, 12:33 pm

There should be an option for choosing more than one. I was a nerd in 9th grade, then in 10th went hard into Goth culture, then Emo (this was back in 2005 when Emo was cool), then gave up on that and was a punk in 11th grade and settled into a 'stoner' vibe for 12th grade.
Once I got to college and then after, luckily I settled into current mix of mostly a huge nerd.



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06 Dec 2016, 3:09 am

I was a loner, but during lunch time hung around the outcasts. I was the angry with the world rebellious punk because I don't fit in with society weirdo. I came equipped with a sportbike and a death wish. No formal education after high school. I was too angry with the world to take my future seriously, but thankfully happen to be somewhat of an autodidact.


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06 Dec 2016, 12:14 pm

I didn't really fit neatly into any subculture when I was in high school. I started out as a goth in 9th grade, but by 10th grade I had discovered weird offbeat styles of music and fashion and started really marching to my own drum. I got heavily into extremely tacky Hawaiian shirts for a while. I had a period where I wore suits. I had a thrift store blazer o which I painted a Crystal Pepsi logo on the back. I was...a little strange.

I hung out with the punk kids and metalheads all throughout high school, but I listened to everything from punk and metal to lounge and Dixieland and reggae and psychedelia, so I didn't feat neatly into that clique, either. I think they were just open-minded enough not to mind having a weirdo like myself sticking around.



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06 Dec 2016, 5:27 pm

Nothing, really.


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04 Jan 2017, 11:00 pm

I was never a member of any known clique. I suppose I could call myself a nerd. I spent most of my time reading or studying about a favorite topic.



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05 Jan 2017, 4:27 am

Nerd seems the most applicable out of those options so I selected that, though at my school (and I'd say in general across Britain) there's another category, the (real) geeks (not the "cool" kids with shirts saying "geek" on). Essentially, Geeks are nerds which have interests other than school/academic work (i.e. Computer games, programming, chess, sci-fi shows and so on), most of those interests being semi-skilled or skilled.
I'd say I'm about 75% "geek" and 25% "loner" - I'd say there was only one "nerd" in my year in school. He genuinely seemed to do nothing aside from school, helped the library staff at break and lunch, and had no time for people unless they were his teachers (and to be honest, he wasn't too nice). I however took refuge in the library utilising the computers for many purposes, playing chess games and discussing science fiction and such to friends.


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05 Jan 2017, 4:37 am

trapezium wrote:
There should be an option for choosing more than one.


agreed, i've added the option.

i was a brony for like, a few months (quietly) but out of those options i selected loner. nerd too, i guess.

as opposed to outcast, which is more imposed by others.

never even heard of any beatniks at my school. or "grunger".


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05 Jan 2017, 7:17 am

I kind of just didn't bother going in school, or I turned up for the first lesson then went down to the nature reserve and made a fire under a train bridge I sat next to all day. I didn't pay attention and I would easily get into fights with boys. I hated the place but I guess I was a goth from being 13 onwards. Most of my friends were the girls considered to be the bullies though because my mother knew all their mothers and that's how we knew each other. Weekends I'd go out with other goth friends not even from my school.

Then the school decided to choose 20 people out of 4k kids, me being one of the chosen 20 to go on some new government scheme which ripped me out of school altogether and I ended up working in some media office from being 14 and got different qualifications equivalent to really high normal ones cause I was doing something I actually wanted to do. Worked out in the end I guess.


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05 Jan 2017, 11:01 am

Kiprobalhato wrote:
agreed, i've added the option.

To that extent, I've ratified my options to "Nerd", "Hipster" and "Loner" -> Was tempted to select outcast too, but decided loner more applicable.


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05 Jan 2017, 11:48 am

Reptile wrote:
I was an active part of the local metal scene where I lived at that time and definitely was a Metalhead. I am still into metal but I don’t have the look and am not active in the scene anymore.
However I’ve always been and will be a complete nerd. And while it might be surprising to some, being both a Metalhead and a nerd combined is not uncommon at all.



Me too. I was a nerdy metalhead. Still am. I like Science and Slayer.