OrangeApple's comment: I don't really like admitting this but I do think that I seek a group consensus on a few issues. For example, if I'm interested in something, the first thing I do is read tons of articles on the same thing and I'll read the comments to see how other people are viewing the same information I'm reading. Sadly, I tend to think that if more people are agreeing, then I give the opinion more weight than if I had not read the comments. I also have a tendency to ask people in real life if it's weird to do a particular action or something like that, I like having the information. If this issue is personal to me though, no matter how many people oppose me, I will hold my view.