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'Tall poppy' is an Australian cultural term that refers to people who stand out for their high abilities, enviable qualities, and/or visible success. But standing out, in this case, isn’t viewed positively. In a society that prides itself on egalitarian principles, rising above the pack is considered antisocial and countercultural. Tall poppies generate hostility and elicit a host of undermining behaviours to bring them down a peg. This compelling desire to cut high achievers down to size is called the ‘tall poppy syndrome'.