The urge to fit in, everyone has that! This urge comes from peer pressure and it sometimes makes you do unusual things, and it takes a toll on your mental health. When you cannot fit into your community, let it be your class, group of friends, group of colleagues, or a group of neighbors, you will start doing things that are out of your capacity, liking, and regard. When you do these things, you may find your place finally in the group, or you might not. Not getting your place despite the efforts will make you feel out of place, and even if you fit into the group you might not like the changes in you, all of these will certainly approach your mental health in an adverse way.
The following are a few ways peer pressure affects you,
Peer pressure shatters your self-esteem
Until the urge got the best of you, you must have been doing absolutely fine and feeling good about yourself. But once you engage with a group, and if you cannot immediately find yourself with that group, you will start underestimating yourself, your productivity levels will go drastically low, and you will be disappointed with yourself.
Peer pressure will indulge you in bad habits
The pressure and stress you feel on your plate, you want to get it out. Some people talk and some people employ bad habits in this process. They will get addicted to smoking, alcohol, and some other dangerous habits that might completely bind the person sometimes.
Peer pressure causes extreme self-consciousness
You will reconsider all the ways you look at yourself and perceive yourself. That idea of self-consciousness slowly creeps in. You will slowly get obsessed with even small things, this will even affect your social activity. You might have social withdrawal, just so that you do not have to face people and the pressure.
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