Haven’t we all been pressurized or influenced by our peers to indulge in activities that we know are negative? Peer pressure is a reality and most of us have experienced it in some way or the other.
So, below are some of the ways peer pressure affects you negatively:
- Low self-esteem
When you indulge in activities that are not healthy, you get criticized by people and start losing your confidence. This lowers your self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Development of harmful habits
Peer pressure can make you develop habits that are injurious. These can be smoking. drinking, getting addicted to drugs, etc. which you’ll realize only once it’s too late.
Engaging in such activities can make you regret soon after you realize and you might want to harm yourself or come across suicidal thoughts.
- Sudden changes in behavior
This can cause sudden changes in the way you live or how you communicate with others. It can also affect your everyday activities and academic performance.
- Withdrawal from loved ones
Indulging in activities influenced by your peers can make you distant from your loved ones who have a different perspective or those who try to guide you rightly.