Social silencing * A phenomenon where people don’t speak up for fear of social exclusion

The spiral of silence or social silencing is a phenomenon where people who think they hold a minority opinion don’t speak up for fear of social exclusion. This silencing not only manifests itself in small group conversations but in one-to-one conversations, meetings and more broadly in social media. It has much in common with the need … Continue reading Social silencing * A phenomenon where people don’t speak up for fear of social exclusion