In Rosalind Wiseman’s essay “Queen Bee in Her Court”, Wiseman writes; “ I call her the Queen Bee.” “Through a combination of charisma, force, money, looks, will, and manipulation, this girl remains supreme over other girls and weakens their friendships with others, thereby strengthening her own power and influence. Indeed, she appears omnipotent. Never underestimate her power over other girls (and boys as well)(Wiseman 346).” This type of negative peer influence is what comes to mind when most people think of teenage peer pressure. Although almost everyone has experienced negative peer pressure, a topic that is not discussed as much is the positive effect of peer influence.
When most teenagers think of peer pressure they think that peer