“All-girls schools”. *sighs* What a recipe for disaster! I’m convinced teenage-girls should not be locked in a building together five-days a week or they will inevitably ruin each other’s lives. Having spent eight long years in one of these institutions, I speak from experience when I say it’s not as fun as you might think. Perhaps, what first comes to mind when you hear the term “all-girls school” is a stress-free environment, femininity being expressed at its best, female solidarity. Not exactly (at least in my experience!) Very often, rumor- spreading, bullying and competitiveness are rather common.
If you haven’t been to one of these schools, you might need a clearer picture. In this article, we are laying out the types of girls you might meet in an all-girls school and how to deal with them:
1. The Mean Girl
Loud and proud, she’s usually Miss Popularity and though she might act sweet to your face, it is best to keep your distance or else be wary and take everything she says with a grain of salt because under the content demeanor lies a petty and diplomatic personality. Nevertheless, she has got all the other girls grouped around her, turning to her for cues and advice and just generally wishing they could be her – Or her friend.
2. Us ki Chumchiyan
I feel bad for these girls because to me they’re just simple and misguided but, alas, they think the only solution to high school is hanging out with the Mean Girl and following her advice. Caution: Can be rude and/or stingy. However, if you can, maybe treat them with some kindness – I doubt there’s any positive effects to being besties with Miss Popularity who wants all the spotlight for herself.
3. The Bhai
I mean someone had to be the man. She’s confident and doesn’t need a shred of male approval! You know you can depend on her for a clear picture and some advice, unclouded by competition.
4. The Gossip Queen
This one is always welcome in the Mean Girl’s group but she isn’t a permanent member. She moves from group to group and girl to girl with the biggest news (or lies). Of course, everyone loves talking to her. Lady Whistledone who??
5. The Shy One
She doesn’t quite fit in and feels a bit overwhelmed by all the school drama so she tends to keep to herself. Maybe she has been bullied at some point so this girl really just needs a friend.
6. The Boy Crazy
Hormonal, dramatic and a little crazy, this one wishes her parents didn’t lock her up in this boy-void prison! She spends her days dreamily staring at 1D posters and squeals when she sees the male species approaching, very often embarrassing her friends. Inter-school competitions make her very, very happy. Iykwim.
7. Miss Independent
She’s not like the Bhai but she is also very unproblematic. She might be popular too, but she isn’t toxic like the Mean Girl and she just does her own thing. A true Queen.
But at the end of the day, all women are beautiful. You just have to get to know them!
Did you recognize these stereotypes? Have anything to add? Let us know in the comments!
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