As human beings, we naturally want to belong to a group. It is just part of who we are as a species, we are social creatures and we thrive in groups. A side effect of this, however, is that our behavior in groups is drastically different than ig we are by ourselves. Group mentality is a two way street, it can be either really good or really bad depending on the type of group and the type of behavior you exhibit when in a group.
What It Is
We have all seen it/done it/experienced it growing up. That group of popular kids comes by and one of the guys says a mean comment to you or pushes you or something equally disrespectful. Now, if you were to go up to him while he is in the group and confront him, you would either be laughed off by him and the other members, or perhaps they would even slap you around a little for talking to them.
Now, take that same guy that disrespected you earlier, and talk to him when he is by himself. 9 times out of 10 he will have a completely different attitude when its just you and him one on one. Now that he doesn’t have the backing or the pressure of the group that he was with, he acts how he would normally act. He may even apologize or ..→