Top 10 Most Unrealistic High School Stereotypes In Movies and TVIn movies or T.V. show that have teenage characters or are set in a school, there are always some "stereotypical" behaviours of the characters. This list is pretty much about the way teenagers are portrayed in teen movies and if that's 100% realistic in the real world. Enjoy!
I can't even express how much the popular cheerleader stereotype bothers me. Most cheer teams don't even use pom poms. It's really physically grueling, and dangerous
No kidding, RustyNail. I noticed that. But luckily, I'm no longer in high school, especially because of the problems that I experienced in it.
Breakfast club has many stereotypes. The princess, jock, criminal, brain, basket case
Quinn fabray from glee
I've seen that one so many times too. The society in general tends to believe that people that are involved with sports are not clever or intelligent, but that's another stereotype that's just not true. I mean, look at me. I'm like the female version of Sheldon Cooper in school but sports are something that I still enjoy doing and I'm sure that there are a lot of jocks that love Star Trek or something.
For me, the typical jocks who base their lives on the status of their favourite team and think that athleticism is the most important thing to them are annoying, but people can enjoy playing sports and getting fit, including the most academic of students. I'm a hard-working physics geek myself, and I enjoy the martial art which is the main thing keeping me fit, and so, is pretty important.
This is an overused stereotype. I played softball and soccer while being in the top 10% of my class and I have a brother that wrestles and plays football all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Just because a person is good at one thing does not mean they are bad at another. I dislike when people try and fit me or others in a box because we may be "jocks" or "geeks."
How could all jocks be dumb if exercise is good for your brain?
Fortunately, that's not a stereotype I see very often. It really annoys me though every time I see it because I'm extremely awkward and introverted as a person and I hate when they potray shy people as outcasts that have nobody to talk to. Everyone has at least one friend or a close family member to talk to. Nobody is alone.
I am a little bit of a loner but I have 5 friends, I'm mostly around my boyfriend and my sister and my friend Lazuli.
This is one of the stereotypes I hate not only in high school but in general in life. The colour of our hair says nothing about who we R. It's our personality and intelligence that do.
This stereotype makes no sense at all. I have blond hair and I'm pretty smart. I swear the guys who make Pokemon purposefully made Clemont with blond hair just to break down the stereotype.
Hair color has nothing to do with brain power. The smartest girl that went to my high school is blonde and she was valedictorian.
Last year, just before I left primary school (Year 6) I was the smartest in my school (IQ 120). I am blond (But I am still male).
Mostly black girls are potrayed SO WRONGLY in popular culture. Most of them are potrayed being loud, ghetto and talking in an accent. Some black girls are like that, but I have a lot of black friends and they are well spoken and polite. I haven't ever seen in a film or a T.V. show a black girl that doesn't have a "diva" attidute.
Eesh. As a black female, I can see where people ate coming from. But hey, I grew up in the ghetto anyway X3. But still. My mother raised me to be a polite young lady, who can mess you up if you disrespect me or my family.
If white girls can have different personalities then black girls can to. We are all our own person. This is why I HATE teen movies
Half the black girls in my school are normal.
In every teen movie or T.V. show they need to have "the ugly" character. Have you ever noticed that most of the time this girl wears glasses? What? Girls with glasses are attractive and sophisticated.
Hey I was the one in High School with glasses and braces.
Not all girls with glasses are ugly...
This stereotype is kinda like the "dumb jock" one, with the only difference that in this particular situation girls make up this stereotype so they can make excuses for their crush when he treats others like crap.
That's positive when it happens in a movie it's like "Treat others as you'd like to be treated", but it rarely happens.
No one is ugly at my school but lots of people there get bullied.
In real life, bullies can get bullied by their parents.
HAHAH not really. I mean no one that I know or have seen at my school are particularly ugly. I don't know.
Being a glasses wearer myself I don't like how glasses seem to equal high intelligence and zero popularity. Not that I want to be seen as dumb or anything. It's just that I don't like the falseness represented. People can be goofy, sporty, artsy and wear glasses too. Glasses just mean you have bad eyesight. It does not automatically equal intelligence. Plus being smart doesn't mean you don't have friends or social standing.
The smart guy in my class interacts with his friends a lot. These stereotypes are not accurate whatsoever. Smartness and social life don't correlate.
I'm a nerd, and I have the first two qualities on this item, but certainly not the third.
Yeah... That's me right there. But straight As no longer apply to me.
I am Asian and while I do look nerdy I am horrible at math.
Yes, because all of one race HAS to be nerdy.
I'm either called this, or a nerd. Both can be interchangeable as they're often associated with good grades, but they're mainly different otherwise.
A+ Student, wants to win everything and is very competitive. Their often a perfectionist and are very hard on themselves
This actually does exist
Courtney total drama
I love this one
Lol this makes me laugh. How do they get their perfectly timed information? But I have to admit at my old job I was the go to person that people liked to dump all their personal info on. Sometimes it was ok but other times I was just like "Why are you telling me this? " They're lucky I'm not some maniacal villain that would store that info for later use...mwahaha!
That's definitely me. Everyone thinks this person is an outsider but really he's the biggest insider there.
Is this even possible?!
There are barely emos in my school, there are only 2 students that are emo in the whole 9th grade at my school.
That's me actually.
I don't mean jocks but those rich very mean very snobby like Mckenzie holster jerks
I have to admit I can be a sucker for this one but I prefer the goofball who will watch superhero movies with me and go to Harry Potter World anyday.
Do you need an explanation?
Often a cheerleader or student president. A prime example is Betty Cooper from riverdale
That guy that plays girls faster than a game of Uno against a toddler.