ehBeth
 
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 12:01 am
It's making me crazier than usual.

Trying to figure out what the opposite of Tall Poppy syndrome is.

Anyone?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tall+poppy+syndrome

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This tall poppy syndrome of the sea springs from rampant tribalism and manifests itself in a pseudo anti-elitism.


http://www.ytravelblog.com/tall-poppy-syndrome-let-your-light-shine/

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The tall poppy syndrome is synonymous with jealousy and revenge.

In Australia, a tall poppy is a successful person or achiever, who as a result, is the target of jealousy and grudging remarks.

The syndrome makes you want to tear down the person who is standing out from the crowd to make them the same as you. The effect being then, that no one lives up to their potential, progress is limited, and change rarely occurs.


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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 12:18 am
@ehBeth,
The down dog?
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 05:14 am
@Robert Gentel,
One of my partners (who is a Sikh) always used the sanskrit term "MUDITA" as an opposite of Schadenfreude. He was happy at the success of others. All though it had nothing to do with someons celebrity---Never Mind
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 01:09 pm
@ehBeth,
Bottom of the totem pole (in the sense that there is always a bottom)?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 01:17 pm
Under the frog.

Meaning that one cannot get any lower, derived from a Hungarian saying, that the worst possible place to be is under a frog's arse down at the bottom of a deep coal mine.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 01:25 pm
@Robert Gentel,
ha!

12 hours later - on FB - my best friend proposed Stinky Dog

General Lee has modified it to Stanky Dawg

down dog

---

one of these could work

the only thing wrong with it is that I do adore dogs
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 01:26 pm
@Robert Gentel,
that's a status thing mostly

right?

I don't see this as part of an aspirational scale

still mulling it all over
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 01:27 pm
@Lordyaswas,
does the person under the frog's arse know they're in an undesirable spot?

Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 01:30 pm
@ehBeth,
I think they have just about reached the point of not caring any more.

Under the frog is the title of a brilliantly funny book by Tibor Fischer, btw.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/89179.Under_the_Frog
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 01:45 pm
@Lordyaswas,
ok

so that doesn't work

the not Tall Poppies I have in mind are super-pissed about not being considered Tall Poppies
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 03:00 pm
@ehBeth,
Lower than a snake's duodenum?

Low life?

Bottom dweller?

So low you could sit on the edge of a cigarette paper and dangle your legs?
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2016 03:39 pm
@ehBeth,
I proposed that wondering if you just meant the tendency to to attack those at the top, contrasted with kicking those who are down.

But the bottom of the totem pole part seemed to have a bit more of the tall poppy nuance in that if you take the bottom of the totem pole out there is always a new bottom of the totem pole.
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McTag
 
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Reply Thu 11 Feb, 2016 03:57 am
@ehBeth,

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the not Tall Poppies I have in mind are super-pissed about not being considered Tall Poppies


"Cellophane Man"
whipping boy
overlooked
passed over for promotion
fall guy
scapegoat
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