Ask Preppy Girl – Preppies and Other Groups

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Dear Preppy Girl,

I find your blog very informative, especially since I never was a prep, nor did I understand your people very well. Don’t worry though, I am not a hater by any stretch since I get along with anyone regardless of their choice of culture. Anyhow, I noticed your site doesn’t mention other groups or types of people that much. I can understand why, but I have two questions:

1.) What is the relationship between preps and other crowds (skaters, nerds, goths, punks, hipsters, emo kids) usually like, particularly after high school?

2.) What do you personally think of these groups?

I look forward to hearing what you have to say about these issues!

Old Bat

Dear Old Bat,
Thank you for the kind words about the blog. I like to think of my blog as an anthropology experiment. I was surrounded by prep growing up and decided to document my observations on this blog and answer some preppy questions along the way.

In an ideal world, I would like to think that preppies make an effort to get along with everyone else, otherwise they should just be labeled “snobs,” haha. I preferred art to playing sports when I was growing up, so if anything, I was probably labeled a “nerd”. High school is a tough time for everyone. I think just trying to grow up, carve out a place in the world, and learn how to express yourself is hard enough without throwing labels into the mix. I would like to think that even the snobbiest preps eventually grow up and accept people for who they are, not some sort of pre-defined country club values. But that being said, I do know many immature 30 somethings.

I am personally cool with all of the groups that you mentioned. After going to private school for 12 years, the only thing I wanted to do was meet new people. I went to art school. I was the only “prep” in the bunch, and I loved it.

I hope that answers your questions. Let me know if you have any more.

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