Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) conforming one's behaviour or beliefs to that of the majority
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a display of herd mentality
To have a 'herd mentality' means to be influenced in decision making by the people around you and your peers as opposed to making rational decisions. A 'herd' is a collective noun for a group of animals such as cows or sheep and this idiomatic phrase means to behave like an animal - following the others instead of making independent choices and decisions.
Social Examples (Advance)
A small group of protesters gathered outside the building, but their numbers soon swelled as people from the surrounding area came to join them in aclassic display of herd mentality.
Thanks to herd mentality, a company's share price plummeted today when a small rise in sales of their stock led to wide-scale panic selling from alarmed shareholders.
Professional Examples (Advance)
Herd mentalityin the workplace leads to bad decision making and a lack of creativity.
I prefer to be in a role where I feel empowered to make decisions and to work autonomously.Herd mentality has never appealed to me.
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