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Why do teenagers believe every word their friends say?

  1. websclubs profile image53
    websclubsposted 7 years ago

    Why do teenagers believe every word their friends say?

  2. sharlah_morados profile image56
    sharlah_moradosposted 7 years ago

    because they think that there friends simply knows them. and its fun for there minds to just simply believe what other says.

  3. SteveoMc profile image73
    SteveoMcposted 7 years ago

    First of all, they don't.   Teenagers are regular people.  They do not believe everything their friends say.  They argue about facts, gossip, games, etc.   They do seem to have less resistance to peer pressure than most adults.  If everyone in the room is reading and studying, the most likely thing the teenager will do is read or study.  Likewise, the same can be true of some risky or unsafe behaviors,  such as sexual practices, drinking, taking drugs, fighting, etc.   Competition is probably just as likely as peer acquiescence especially among teen males. 
    It is important to remember that teenagers have common concerns and they seem to rally around these topics.

  4. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Because their brains are not yet fully switched on.  That's not an insult to teenagers, we all are either teenagers or have been through that process.
    Part of adolescence is to do with moving from the child's greedy, emotional thought processes to the more logical adult thought processes.  Teenagers believe their friend because they are all thinking with the same type of black and white, thought processes, and the oldies don't know anything because they have lots of qualifying grey areas that get in the way of instant, hormonal action.
    Far too many oldies haven't got away from the black & white, hormonal thought processes.

  5. sofs profile image81
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Most teenagers agree to what the most infuential person in the group says or avoids confrontation for fear of nonacceptance. Peer groups wield the highest influence among teens.  Read this hub I have written on Top ten reason why its hard on teens .