By The Cedars
A person may experience pressure to adhere to what is socially acceptable or deemed “normal” among their peer group.
Direct pressure comes from peers urging a person to act, either with the threat of violence, blackmail or imposing their biases on you.
Instead of trying to convince someone to partake in an activity, you let them assume that without joining in, they are not welcome in this social setting.
Negative peer group pressure and addiction have a high correlation with one another. This type of peer pressure is the most common and destructive as it leads to someone engaging in unhealthy behaviours, including drug or alcohol use and even addictive behaviours like sexual acts.
Identifying cases of peer pressure and how susceptible you may be to social pressures requires introspection and critical evaluation of your surroundings.