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Groupthink usually occurs when an individual is in a group setting, and is afraid to express his or her honest opinion about something out of fear of being viewed as different. They feel pressured to conform to what most people of the group say. This leads the group getting wrapped up in itself and everyone agrees with each other just so they don’t look “stupid.” The fear of looking stupid prevents everyone from looking at different perspectives, resulting in poor choices. Interpersonal cohesiveness, separation from internal inspirations, directive leadership, and disorganized actions most often lead to the groupthink phenomena (Kenrick, Neuberg, & Cialidini, 2014). Personally I think that Fred’s idea to get everyone in a group and speak their opinion kind of defeats the purpose of inhibiting groupthink. Likely, everyone will follow one or two
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