tall poppy syndrome


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tall poppy syndrome

n
informal Austral a tendency to disparage any person who has achieved great prominence or wealth
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It's very different from Australia--I think they're the ones with the tall poppy syndrome, not the Kiwis.
We also struggle with tall poppy syndrome, it might feel wrong to help someone else out, when we're just trying to get where we want to be too.
e issue may be one of tall poppy syndrome or perhaps a lack of true global ambition coming from home-based Scots - big topics in their own right, but not for this article.
This notion of tall poppy syndrome dates back to Ancient Greek writers Herodotus and Aristotle, with Periander, the second tyrant of Corinth, searching for the most effective way to govern his city.
I have got the opposite of tall poppy syndrome," he said, when asked about Boris's success.
Tall Poppy Syndrome is defined as a tendency to discredit or disparage any person who has achieved success in public life (the usage noted to be "now chiefly Australian") (tall poppy [p 2285] in Brown, 2002).
Henson is suffering from tall poppy syndrome - all his actions are minutely scrutinised and he was punished more for who he was than what he did.
We call it the tall poppy syndrome in New Zealand, where if someone sticks their head up they get it chopped off and I just think it's so wrong for young men.