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The triple package : how three unlikely traits explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America  Cover Image Book Book

The triple package : how three unlikely traits explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America

Chua, Amy (Author). Rubenfeld, Jed, 1959- (Added Author).

Summary: "It may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others.Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control--these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success.Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America's most successful groups believe (even if they don't say so aloud) that they're exceptional, chosen, superior in some way. Americans are taught that self-esteem--feeling good about yourself--is the key to a successful life. But in all of America's most successful groups, people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves. But the Triple Package has a dark underside too. Each of its elements carries distinctive pathologies; when taken to an extreme, they can have truly toxic effects. Should people strive for the Triple Package? Should America? Ultimately, the authors conclude that the Triple Package is a ladder that should be climbed and then kicked away, drawing on its power but breaking free from its constraints"--

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  • ISBN: 9781594205460 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1594205469 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: print
    320 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Temperament United States
Personality United States
Ethnic groups United States
Success United States
American Dream

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