Do you know that after the crabs are cought using crab traps and brought to the market, they are kept in open buckets alive. Have you ever seen what happens in a buckets of crabs ?
Crab Mentality was derived from how crabs are observed to climb over one another for survival in baskets or tubs or buckets used to contain them in wet markets. Crabs are observed to climb one another pulling each other down in the process.
This observation is used as a figurative summation or visual metaphor of the idea of an individual or a group’s desire to topple someone else’ status or success (most of the time through conspiracy) by false accusation or direct negation fueled by their envy and competitive feelings.
If one crab attempts to escape from a bucket of live crabs, the other crabs will pull it back down, rather than allowing it to get free. Sometimes, the crabs seem almost malicious, waiting until the crab has almost escaped before yanking it back into the pot.
All of the crabs are undoubtedly aware of the fact that their fate is probably not going to be very pleasurable, so people are led to wonder why they pull each other back into the bucket, instead of congratulating the clever escape artist.
When someone has a crab mentality, it means that they are unwilling to allow someone to get out of a situation, or to get ahead and try to over take them by pulling them down. This mentality is expressed by people who are jealoues. They never get ahead in life and prevent others from succeeding. Jealousy is a state of person with poor self-esteem. It can ruin a person and make it impossible to redeem himself. It can make one feel bad, ruin the relationships and will fill ones heart with hatred.
People who forego crab mentatlity will become successful !!