These "popular kids" socially know a lot of popular students both at their school as well as other schools. Not only do they know the popular kids in their grade level but they also know other popular students from other grades as well. Those in the popular group definitely do not have any shortage of friends.
Though like any friend group there are bad things that occur, and in the popular group they fight like any friends do and some could say it's to be at the top of the social ladder in their own group. Due to the fact that populars have such large friend groups there is no denying that they have a large quantity of friends but the jury is still out on whether or not those friends are of true quality. So in the end the disadvantage of being in this group would be the question of whether or not your friends are really your friends.
If someone was to place an individual under this label I feel that it would positively effect their life. Being placed under the popular label would open your life up to many opportunities and options for friends and relationship. Someone being labeled as "popular" is not seen as a bad thing, unlike those individuals who are labeled as a stoner which would have a negative effect in their social life.
Being in this group is highly desirable (I know because I wanted to be popular once a long time ago) and the students who are placed in this group are seen to have it all from a large group of friends, the best options for relationships, to the best clothes and shoes, and physically being nearly perfect. They're seen as the coolest people by the students from lower labels who want to be like their popular classmates.
Now that I've talked about the popular label it's time to talk about me, and what label others might put me in...
The group that I would say people put me in would probably be the honors/AP kids. The general expectations of this group would be that these students must be very smart in a lot of school subjects and are very studious and work extremely hard when it comes to their academics. Since these students are in honors or an AP class they are very smart and clearly have a strong work ethic and care about school because they care about not only their grades at the time but their academic future beyond high school. To an extent I meet these expectations, some subjects in school, like math, aren't my best and so I don't take honors classes of those because I'm not very strong in those areas. Though I might not thrive in all subjects I still do work very hard in all my classes, like my honors class and in my auditioned class.
Throughout my life I've always been told that my academics come first and over time that repetition of that phrase really built a firm dedication to my school work. I work really hard to achieve the grades that I do and so I spend a lot of time on homework or studying and though I may lose sleep over due to being up all hours of the night it is starting to pay off. I'm at that point in the college application process where I'm hearing back from schools and I'm being offered large scholarships from the colleges I've been accepted to and even being asked to be a part of their honors program and those that loss of sleep and determination to be a strong student is really starting to show my effort was worth it.
Being placed under this label I do feel pressure from my teachers and family because I'm seen as a good and strong student so the expectation of performing well in school is definitely always there with me. Being put under this label the expectation is definitely not for me to be bad or exhibit delinquent behavior but I'm expected to always to good and have good grades and it's just sometimes a heavy load because I have this norm that I'm used to achieving that sits like a parrot on my shoulder reminding me of whats expected.
In the end, I don't need any label to define me because I am who I am and I'm happy with my life and those I surround myself with and what I've achieved so far!