You’re smart—so we’ll skip the part where we pretend you don’t already know the facts about peer pressure.
Instead, let’s talk about ways to use what you already know to make choices that feel good for you.
Feeling pressured to try something you’re not into?
Saying “no” is cool, too.
Most of the time, “No, that’s okay,” is all it takes if someone pressures you to do something that’s not your thing, or you don’t want to try.
Seriously, that’s it.
The majority of people who ask genuinely don’t care if you do it, or if you don’t.
But—if you ever find yourself in a situation where someone is really making you feel uncomfortable about saying no, use the ideas on this page to stand strong and feel confident about your choice.