Convincing People

When you discover the truth about something for yourself, when you’ve tested it through and it holds water, your first reaction in the early going is to turn to someone else and tell them everything. Maybe it’s sheer enthusiasm, though you learn quickly that most social environments don’t tolerate exuberance. Maybe you’re driven to tell…

Peer Pressure

The most common form of peer pressure we face is to conform, to go with the group’s expectations and behave the way the group expects us to. This is not inherently a bad situation to be in, despite what some people say, and a sign that we’re caught in “groupthink” no matter what. The group…