Presentation on theme: " conform verb 1. fit in, follow, yield, adjust, adapt, comply, obey, fall in with, toe the line, follow the crowd, run with the pack, follow convention."— Presentation transcript:
conform verb 1. fit in, follow, yield, adjust, adapt, comply, obey, fall in with, toe the line, follow the crowd, run with the pack, follow convention Many children who can't or won't conform are often bullied. 2. fulfil, meet, match, suit, satisfy, agree with, obey, abide by, accord with, square with, correspond with, tally with, harmonize with These activities do not conform with diplomatic rules and regulations.
conformity can have good or bad effects depending on the situation. Driving on the correct side of the road could be seen as beneficial conformity. Conformity influences formation and maintenance of social norms, and helps societies function smoothly and predictably via the self-elimination of behaviours seen as contrary to unwritten rules. In this sense it can be perceived as (though not proven to be) a positive force that prevents acts that are perceptually disruptive or dangerous. However, the societal urge to conform and spread conformity generally does not discern between traits that are harmful, and those that merely disrupt a group sense of what is 'normal' or 'predictable' behaviour. Examples of this include, but are not limited to: Expectations regarding clothing Hair length Gender roles Social and class roles Parental expectations for offspring Localization of accent and slang
Although conformity generally leads individuals to think and act more like groups, individuals are occasionally able to reverse this tendency and change the people around them. This is known as minority influence, a special case of informational influence. Minority influence is most likely when people can make a clear and consistent case for their point of view. If the minority fluctuates and shows uncertainty, the chance of influence is small. However, a minority that makes a strong, convincing case increases the probability of changing the majority's beliefs and behaviors
Tired of trying to keep up with trends you don't even like? Tired of being just another sheep in the crowd? If you conform exactly to the following list of rules you will be well on your way to becoming a non-conformist. Tweak them to form your own innate persona
Do what you want to do, when you want. If you want to do cartwheels in the hallway at school, so be it. Just be prepared to face the consequences.“ Stop caring what people think. Even if it takes conscious effort at first, it gets easier over time. This is the base and foundation of nonconformity. Experiment. Learn who you are, what you like and dislike. Many people will assert their standards, opinions, and ideals. Think for yourself and choose the ones that seem right to you.