Popular teenagers have greater academic success, make more money and have stronger relationships when they are older, according to a leading psychologist.
Those who feel lower down the pecking order in the social hierarchy at school are at much greater risk for substance abuse, obesity, anxiety, and depression,
They also experience more problems at work, criminal behavior, injury, illness, and suicide, according to author Mitch Prinstein.
Our teenage popularity plays a greater role than even our childhood intelligence, family background, or prior psychological issues.
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