Do I feel a pressure to conform, and if not, at what age did it stop?
Oddly enough, I feel more of a pressure to conform NOW, than when I was a teenager, and peer pressure was rampant. I got into a lot of trouble, but none of it was because someone was pressuring me to do it, but because I wanted to prove I was my own person. I made my own decisions. I was not going to be controlled. I am teenager, hear me roar.
But I feel the need to conform in areas like how I look. I do not fit the social norm at all and I feel people really judge me for that. And that bothers me. Unfortunately.
However, I am becoming much more comfortable in who I am as a person. I don’t feel the need to remain friends with someone who is just bringing me down.
I have no qualms about dumping someone who brings nothing but negativity to my life. I don’t need friends so desperately that I have to keep these people in my life.
Do you feel the need to conform?