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Old 04-12-2017, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Ralph_Kirk View Post
Actually, they're working hard at it. You just don't know the techniques and don't see it.

Why Nerds are Unpopular

Now that was interesting. Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:13 AM
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Most of it probably starts with good looks and then is extended or is brought down by personality and friendliness.

Fortunately "good looks" can be easily overcome by a good or bad personality.
Unfortunately, being not so good looking requires that people take more time to know you in order to see that good personality.
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Old 04-16-2017, 12:00 PM
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Being extroverted and putting yourself out there in the world. Charisma & confidence, secure with themselves, hitting the genetic lottery....and I know it sounds cliche but some people just have that je ne sais quoi thing going on.

I think it depends on the person really, because I feel there is a multitude of things that make someone popular, just as there are things that make people unpopular.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:39 PM
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Nothing to do with looks. All inherent personality. Someone already said this, but charisma for sure. And cheerfulness, outgoing, natural confidence, secure with themselves, open and expressive with their emotions.

I've had co-workers come and go over the years, and one just left today (her last day), and this is the first one I'm actually sad about. She was bubbly, cheerful, and had a happy and bright tone when she spoke. She was a naturally happy person. It was easy to miss her.
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