Saatchi Art Artist Dina Herrmann; Painting, “Crab Mentality” #art
Crab Mentality and Writers
9 Horrible Signs Crab Mentality
The crab mentality is a way of thinking that is seen far too often within our society. Described by the phrase, "If I can't have it, neither can you," it is clear how such a thought process could be detrimental to success. When others fight those who try to do something unorthodox, it prevents success in any form. The crab mentality is a highly toxic form of thinking that limits any type of progression.
Crab mentality, sometimes referred to as crabs in the bucket, is a phrase that describes a way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs. Individually, the crabs could easily escape from the pot, but instead they grab at each other in a useless "king of the hill" competition which prevents any from escaping and ensures their collective demise.