According to (Ivrin L. 1972) he developed the theory groupthink. this theory was described as a psychological phenomenon. for example, when people are in a group and not making decisions off harmony or conformity. In return, their results are more so dysfunctional because they’re agreeing with most of the group whether its right or wrong.
What Causes Groupthink
Sometimes people can be impacted by groupthink and do not realize it. people tend to not voice their own beliefs just to fit into the group. some people make decisions to do less taking while being entertained by the other in the group because they feel that being quiet doesn’t necessarily mean their are agreeing with what is going. you have to ask yourself do you agree with the conversation just to fit in or do you want to stand on your own beliefs? I always believed in the saying “agree to disagree” because it is ok to have a group discussion about certain things and agree to disagree it become like a debate and till a solution is provided.
Confused about Groupthink
Finding it difficult to understand groupthink? these became quite appealing to me as well because how does this behavior even happen? are we trying to do this on purpose? for example, listening to someone talk in a group and you didn’t quite agree with what they stated yet you still agreed because you thought that if you didn’t it would make that person either become aggressive, emotional, or difficulty expressing their response if you disagreed. this would most defiantly have me confused.
Do Groupthink Influence positivity
There are numerous of things that can impact groupthink in a positive way. for examples, think about the work industry when you have a board meeting at work or team assignment at school. They both involve collaboration create positive energy in the environment due to the interaction of collaboration and processed focused behavior because you can listen and fully understand different concepts that would best fit the situation as a team and not just one person’s decision.
Here are some signs to look for in Groupthink
Pressure to being apart of the group.
Ignoring that you disagree.
Making up conversation to fit in.
Thinking that your opinions is the only solution.
Someone one become aggressive or angry because they do not agree with your opinion.
Feeling disloyal if you don’t comply to the group.
Voicing your own opinion not second guessing.
Thinking everyone agrees because no one stated different.
Are you being Influenced by Groupthink
If so, what are some of the signs you recognize that you notice? majority of the information we receive is toxic information. for example, news and social media, even music is impacting our minds and the information we receive. In return, results in decreased energy. how can you have better control over your thoughts, while gaining a more positive outlook on life? I would love to here from you.
This has been one of the most inspiring events of higher learning that I have been too. The Adult Education Literacy Program has been inspired by people like me who want to endure the quality of completing a Ged this program has been found for over 26 years and I am just thankful to be a part of so many people who are willing to change there life for the better. I had the chance to meet people from all regions of Georgia Technical Colleges. This is how life supposes to be full of positivity for a greater good. This is what allows me to keep going.
Remember “No age is too old to complete a GED or High School Diploma”. I just want to say thank you Columbus Technical College Adult Education Program for giving me the opportunity to have a second chance to complete my GED. I’m so excited that it gives me the fuel to keep inspiring others who think that there to old to obtain a GED. No worries because of Adult Education is here for you. Tell a friend to tell a friend school is the way to Go!!!
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The only life you can enjoy is your own. People are not happy with their lives because they’re too busy embracing the reality of others.
I wish I was married👰
I wish I had children💑
I wish I had what they have👝👗💍
I wish I had a big house and a nice 🚗
But the thing is we have to embrace our own personalities, talents, strengths and weakness and realize change will not start until you do so take your own appointed lot in life and know that God is asking you to be faithful and obedient to him not to someone else. I want you to take your time and ask yourself what have I been doing with what I have been given?
I come to you today in the name of Jesus and the holy spirit to let you know enjoy your life not someone else’s you have to accept your life with the good and the bad improve yourself for you not to be like anyone else. 😉
Have you ever gone for an interview a didn’t understand the discerning spirit you were receiving from the manager or did not quit understand why the interview went the way it did? let me tell you about an obstacle I experienced.
I went for an interview at a nursing home did not even know it was a nursing home until I got there arrived and set for 15 minutes waiting for the interviewer before I was approached and when she did I was asked a bunch of question that did not pertain to the job basically asking personal related question/ work ethics but the main question that caught my attention from the administrator was when she asks me “what are your weakness if any”?
According to Indeed Career Guide giving a response to your strengths and your weakness will give the company a compelling description of what you bring to the table and how you wish to grow in the future.
My response: I took a moment to think before I answered her like is this a trick question and why would she want to know if I have a weakness or not so, I replied ” I have always been strong and able to maintain my work ethics” I have worked and supervised many people within my job experience so I know how to cope and come up with strategic tools to handle the current situation if not I will recommend to next in command.
Now some of you may be thinking hmm she got to have a weakness let me refer to King James in the Bible Samson & Delilah Judges 16:18. Samson was seduced by a prostitute every night until she got him to tell his weakness he began to speak” no razor has ever been used on my head” because I have been a Nazairite dedicated to GOD from my mother womb. If my head is shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as other man Judges 16:18.
My point is if you have a weakness do not tell anyone for the enemy maybe listening. Only share your weakness with GOD for evil spirits will wait to pond off on you and use them against you to weaken you spiritually and physically do not be deceived. As a manager she should have been asking me about work ethics pertaining to the job. If, your staff is so short, and you have a person of interest that is willing to apply for the position and is qualified than that should have been enough.
The devil comes in all kinds of ways to weaken the mind do not belittle yourself for money if you know you are educated and well equipped for the job telling a weakness will only give the enemy something to attack you with. Always remember time and observation often reveals what is beneath the pleasant appearance.