The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity Quotes.

2. "Although she was gregarious, she inadvertently separated herself from people because she was so often inside her own head, focusing on her creativity."
- Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity

3. "No student should be encouraged -- by anyone -- to change himself until he's "normal," a term that says everything and means nothing."
- Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity

4. "Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit."
- Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity

6. "Being an outsider doesn't necessarily indicate any sort of social failing. We do not view a tuba player as musically challenged if he cannot play the violin."
- Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity

7. "When a child sees herself through the prism of her peer group, the resulting self image can be distorted."
- Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity

8. "Conformity is not an admirable trait. Conformity is a copout. It threatens self-awareness. It can lead groups to enforce rigid and arbitrary rules."
- Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity

9. "Polarization is just one of many ways group membership can change an individual. Perhaps the most striking effect of group membership is that it can modify individuals’ perceptions of themselves. Unable to separate their personal introspection from the ways they believe other people perceive them, teenagers may have what psychologists call an imaginary audience, meaning they believe that other people are just as attuned to their appearance and behavior as they are (cue any pimple cream commercial). These perceptions can affect various aspects of their lives. For example, psychologists found that when Asian girls were subtly reminded about their Asian identity, they performed better on math tests. When they were subtly reminded about their gender, however, they performed worse."
- Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity

10. "Social standing does not necessarily translate to social acceptance."
- Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity

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