This blog is about understanding the nature of crab mentality and finding inspiration from Nature to turn its negative manifestations into positive outcomes that make the victim always a winner.
What is crab mentality? It is a human outlook patterned after the behavior of crabs trapped in a bucket. Imagine this…those hairy, sharp claws of crabs at the bottom, pulling down the crab that’s climbing up ahead to the top, to get out of the bucket. This phenomenon in humans is called the crab in the bucket syndrome (CBS), that takes the form of conspiracy, enviousness, resentment, jealousy and spitefulness resulting in adverse individual and collective outcomes.
Crab mentality is universal but it’s a glaring trait of Filipinos (in general), as the people themselves admit. I’m not sure if acknowledging that makes us better people…
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