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Translate this! TALL POPPY SYNDROME – InterpreterSoapbox

Translate this! TALL POPPY SYNDROME

Is there a term in your language to describe a phenomenon in which successful people are resented and criticised because their talent and achievements elevate them above others?

PS Count Smorltalk tells me tall poppy syndrome is a bit like the Scandinavian Jantelov

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Monika Kokoszycka

Monika Kokoszycka

London-based freelance conference interpreter (Polish A, English B, German C), member of AIIC, accredited with the EU institutions. Member of the AIIC Advisory Board (for UK and Ireland). Formerly interpreter trainer at the University of Westminster (CIT/EMCI) and University of Warsaw. Member of AIIC’s VEGA network for new interpreters and interpreting students. Founder and editor of InterpreterSoapbox.

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