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Social peer pressure

Neelam Rahim | neelam@radioislam.co.za

3-minute read
04 December 2023 | 07:50 CAT

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In the intricate tapestry of human interaction, social peer pressure emerges as a powerful force shaping individuals’ choices, behaviours, and identities within communities. As social beings, humans have an innate desire for acceptance, belonging, and connection, and it is within the social fabric that the subtle currents of influence weave their way into the decisions we make.

Social peer pressure, a pervasive and multifaceted aspect of human interaction, encompasses the unwritten rules, expectations, and norms individuals encounter within their social circles. Whether in the form of conformity to fashion trends, lifestyle choices, or ideological beliefs, the influence of peers can mould personal identities and guide the trajectory of one’s life.

Speaking to Radio Islam International, Facilitator at Halo Project South Africa and Founder of Paradigm Leadership and Life Coaching, Aminah Mohammed, pointed out the difference between peer and societal pressure.

Mohammed said peer pressure is felt amongst one’s peers, and societal pressure is expanding to strangers.

“Societal pressure has become quite prevalent, especially in today’s society where social media and globalisation enable connection of people on a wider platform,” Mohammed added.

Appearance-related social pressure plays an important role in the development of a negative body image and self-esteem, as well as severe mental disorders during adolescence (e.g. eating disorders, depression).

Social pressure can take many forms and is for any age. When someone, such as a friend or peer, tries to persuade us to do something, they might be exercising social pressure. Social pressure can also be part of the implicit demands that our culture or society makes on us and the expectation that we will conform in certain ways. Social pressure can sometimes take the form of threats or personal attacks. There may also be an expectation of either punishment or reward as part of some types of social pressure.

In this current dispensation of technology, social pressure is becoming more common. Technology has both a negative and positive impact on individuals in various endeavours.

Listen to the full interview on Sabahul Muslim with Moulana Sulaimaan Ravat.

 

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