The 9 Types of Students That Will Annoy You in High School
For most of us, encounters with certain kinds of annoying students in high school are totally inevitable.
People are the way they are for a reason, but that doesn't necessarily make them any easier to deal with. Keep reading to find out more about the types of students that will definitely annoy you in high school.
The Queen Bee
Every school has that seemingly perfect girl who appears to have it all. You'll rarely see her without her squad close at hand. She's pretty, fashionable and super into herself—but who wouldn't be if you were in her shoes? For whatever reason, she has influence, which can be super annoying when you're feeling powerless at school.
(Mean Girls via M.G Films)
The Jerk Jock
When the queen bee and her minions are around, a group of apparently jerky jocks usually isn't far behind. Their important position in the school sports team ensures their popularity. Of course, they're super concerned with fitness and their looks, and they seem to get away with everything, even when you know they aren't showing up to class.
(High School Musical via First Street Films)
The Slacker Genius
The slacker genius is the kid who'd probably be valedictorian if they weren't so darn lazy. They're super capable and things seem to immediately click with them, but they don't show up to class or do their homework often enough to ensure a good grade. Everyone knows they're seriously smart but they can't be bothered to put in the effort to actually succeed. They're annoying because their potential is totally wasted and you both know they could do better.
The School Politician
Whether they're the class president or the leader of student council, the school politician is typically bright, focused and seemingly everywhere at once. They know pretty much everyone on campus and want to be a part of everything. They also want you to be more involved in the school activities that don't really matter to anyone else. It's easy to get annoyed both by their overbearing ambition and their insistence that you take part, but that's just how authority figures are. After all, they'll probably lead the country someday.
The Endlessly Positive Cheerleader
Enthusiastic cheerleader types tend to be super extroverted with a great love for singing and dancing. Their friends tend to mostly be other cheerleaders, and despite the stereotype that they might be airheads, they actually have to be super dedicated and driven to do what they do. But depending on your mood, their boundless energy can either get you through the rest of the school day or suck the life right out of you. Remember that it's literally their duty to always be that peppy.
The Class Clown
There are many varieties of class clown, but they all share the need to demand everyone's attention at all times. They're frequently interrupting class, making a scene while the teacher's back is turned or trying to get other students wrapped up in their latest scheme. Whether your class clown is legitimately funny and well-liked or someone who's just desperate for attention, sometimes you just wish they'd stop fooling around and let you actually learn something, for once.
The Band Geek
Band geeks are rock stars at heart who tend to wear the geek label with pride, and while there's nothing wrong with them per-se, their vast numbers and absurd amount of school spirit can be a little overwhelming. If you're not one of them, their ranks are impenetrable, and there are even cliques within the bank geek clique based on the instruments they play. Sometimes it's frustrating to accidentally get whacked with oversized instrument cases in the hallway or look for a spot where you can eat lunch away from the blaring sound of a tuba, but band geeks are alright.
(SpongeBob SquarePants via United Plankton Pictures)
The Teacher's Pet
There's getting on your teacher's good side, and then there's becoming a teacher's pet. This student is always flattering the teacher, and they've graduated beyond apples to Starbucks cups to butter them up. Your class can't get away with anything with the teacher's pet around. And since they always have their hand raised, and always get called on, your participation grade suffers. There's nothing fair about that.
The Egotistical Genius
When the smartest kid in school knows they're the smartest kid in school and won't let anyone forget it, they can be a bit of a pain. They seem to know anything and everything, and they'll remind you of that fact again and again. The most annoying thing about them is that their inflated ego is totally justified—they're that good. They're not always the most sociable of people, but if you need the answer to one of life's tough questions, it's not a bad idea to keep them around.
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