How to avoid getting influenced by others?

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Acharya Prashant: The question is from Simone from the Netherlands and it says, “I easily get influenced by others. How do I learn to stand my ground?”

The mind is a crying vacancy. It is an undue emptiness. It is an unclean half-filled emptiness. The mind will always need someone…