Abstract: This study deals with Naqvi's novel Home Boy (2009) in light of the psychological term "herd instinct" that is adopted naturally by characters in the novel to feel safe in the middle of critical or hard times they have been in. The research is built on answering questions involve: How is herd instinct revealed throughout the events of the novel? Which characters can represent the term? What benefit does the feeling of herd instinct offer to characters that demonstrate it? How far feelings of comfort can overcome the feelings of fair through sticking to groups of similar conditions? the study ends with a conclusion sums up the findings.