There are two types of popularity: likability and status. Likability is more important in elementary school, while status begins reigning supreme in adolescence. But being likable or having status during the teen years can be indicators of problems or successes post graduation. Teens who have status in high school more often have a harder time with romantic, professional and social relationships later as adults. Conversely, being likable and having strong friendships as a teen is an indicator of higher self-worth, and career happiness and success in the following decade. This Lowdown lesson looks at the pros and cons of popularity and how being popular as a teen affects people later in life.