Peer pressure is influence on your behavior from a group that you interact with socially or professionally. It can be healthy or or unhealthy depending on 1) what action is taken; 2) what the motive behind the action is; 3) what consequences it brings; and 4) whether or not you really desired to do it in the first place.

Below are just a few examples of peer pressure. If you feel that any of these apply to you, please contact Coach Dr. Susie at 954.294.7036 and let's work on enhancing your self-esteem today!

Peer Pressure for Adults

Adults also have peer pressure that usually comes from a group of people that share interests or professions.

Here are examples of peer pressure for adults:

  • Having a maid because others in your peer group have one
  • Going to certain clubs where members of your peer group go
  • Buying a BMW you can't afford because other in your peer group have luxury cars
  • Not drinking alcohol at a party
  • Waxing parts of your body
  • Going to Happy Hour with coworkers
  • Sending your kids to a certain school
  • Buying an SUV instead of a hybrid
  • Being a member of a certain political party
  • Contributing to certain charities and not to others
  • Working out at the gym
  • Only shop at certain stores
  • For women, being ultra-thin
  • Get a job with a well-known company
  • Wearing only designer labels
  • Having an in-ground swimming pool in the back yard
  • Only cooking for your pets (no store bought foods)
  • Using the luxury Doggie Day Care Centers
  • Traveling to only particular locations
  • Dining at the "in" places

 

 

 

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