How to Be a Unique Kid

Just because everyone else watches tons of television and spends their weekends at the mall doesn't mean you have to! Be your own unique person and chances are you'll love where it takes you.


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    Don't be different just because you can be. Do it because you want to. Think about what you enjoy doing and how you could make it a hobby or use it to help people.
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    Try something new! There are thousands of possibilities of cool (and useful!) things to do. Try origami, cooking, sketching, gardening, painting, weaving, calligraphy, magic tricks, sewing, woodworking, playing an instrument, sculpting, scrap-booking, dance, acting, or photography. (just to name a few!) What did you like? What did you dislike? Find a hobby that's right for you.
    • Make a list of things you enjoy doing. Then, make a list of the characteristics of each thing (e.g., if you put down 'gardening', for characteristics, you could put down 'being outside, getting dirty, flowers, fresh air, sunshine' etc.). Then, look at your list of characteristics and think of other things with those characteristics (for 'being outside, fresh air, sunshine', you could have hiking). Make a new list and try those new things out.
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    Look at your wardrobe. Do you own clothes that you bought just because they're in style? You don't have to follow the trend to be fashionable. If you think your favorite shirt and a pair of shorts look great on you, go for it! Never wear something you don't like just because everyone else is.
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    Don't be persuaded out of something you enjoy. If Miss Popular thinks it's weird to be on Drama Club, too bad for her! You're the one who will be the great actor some day, right?
    • Join as many after-school clubs as you can, but only if you like doing it. Say, if you're a chess whiz but can't make a foul shot to save your life, and find the game dreadfully boring, don't join the basketball team just because your friends are. Try the chess club to meet other kids with some of the same interests as you.
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    Always stay true to yourself. Do what you think is right no matter what people say. Don't be shy to show off yourself. You're not anybody else and that's something to be proud of.
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    Turn off the TV and get out there! Chances are, you'd be a lot more happy hanging out with your friends in the park than you would be watching TV to see who House verbally abuses this week. Ride your bike around your neighbourhood, maybe make a secret fort for you and your friends, or just take a walk. A lot kids these days spend all their free time plugged in, but you don't have to.


  • Don't give in to peer pressure, or do anything you don't want to do.
  • Remember to just be yourself. If you hate the new "trend" , start your own! Look, act, and talk the way you want to!
  • If you're looking for a deal, try discount or department stores. They can actually have some really great clothes and accessories, and you'll save some money.


  • Be yourself!
  • People may give you funny looks. Ignore them.

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Categories: Personality Types and Youth Style