You’re a wise person who doesn’t bend to the pressure of others. And you need to keep up this independent philosophy when some co-workers may try some not-so-subtle tactics to sway your opinion. Stay true to your original intentions no matter how much these folks flatter or cajole you. You are the one in the driver’s seat, and what you say goes. In the end, it’s your reputation that you must protect. Limit your time with people who don’t respect that.