A fit striver with good, casual taste.
In “Lake Success” Barry is a striver, a titan of finance grimly determined to make it to the very top.
As a Sensitive Striver, her empathy, emotional intelligence, and conscientiousness made her successful.
It was not yet clear whether she was just a striver seeking selfies at the president’s resort or whether she had links to Chinese intelligence.
The perilous new direction of the slacker-striver genre reduces the role of women to vehicles.
If you're a sensitive high-achiever (or what I call a Sensitive Striver), then you already have the tools that other less-sensitive leaders may not.
“Beijing Bicycle” (2001), directed by Wang Xiaoshuai, told a similar story; an upwardly mobile striver tries lifting a bike after his own goes missing.
He may also put you in mind of Chuck Ramkissoon, the Trinidadian striver in Joseph O’Neill’s “Netherland,” who longs to build a world-class cricket stadium.
Sitting alone in a corner office is one particular striver who, toiling over financial charts and numbers and spreadsheets, works himself literally to death.
(This implicit dismissal of art rings true even today; Waters is a bit like the contemporary corporate striver who brags about never cracking open a work of fiction.)
Just when it seemed that the young striver had finally crawled his way to Success, he nearly sank into Ruin: Lincoln grew a beard, making Bradley’s inventory worthless.
The essence of Thatcherism was to oppose the status quo and bet on freedom—odd, since as a prim, upwardly mobile striver, she was in some ways the embodiment of conservatism.
A thoughtful, open-faced striver from Houston, Steven calls himself a progressive, admires Bernie Sanders (and Napoleon) and arrives at Texas Boys State in a Beto O’Rourke T-shirt.
Meanwhile, in a frame house in the Shrimp Boat, Drenika tried to enforce the standards that she’d learned from her mother the striver: “Don’t be ghetto, Wayne, eating all standing up.”
Like the Tom Perrotta novel it was based on, Payne’s film offered unexpected moments of sympathy for Witherspoon’s fastidious striver—a sense of how lonely her perfectionism leaves her.
But not having them is not an option for the great-granddaughter of a striver who walked out of bondage and built for himself an incredible life, which carries on through me and my two children.
Obama’s dismissiveness is not that of the spoiled princess, as her detractors have suggested, but that of the wary striver: why get used to things being good if they could fall apart at any moment?
It wasn’t just that her parents had spoiled her; she was an implacable social striver who hated and denied her backwoods Minnesota background as much as he loved and celebrated his own; she was unbearable.
In a speech delivered at the Tory party conference in October, the chancellor painted a sympathetic portrait of a fictive blue-collar striver, rising early for work only to see the drawn curtains of his neighbour, “sleeping off a life on benefits”.
His sense of injustice was that of an entitled, upper-middle-class striver who, in his telling, “busted my butt” to get into Yale University and then Yale Law School, “the No. 1 law school in the country,” while doing service projects, keeping meticulous calendars, playing varsity sports, and being nice to women, with never a “whiff” of anything untoward, only to be detained at the threshold of the Supreme Court by a woman who remembered something very different about him.
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His sense of injustice was that of an entitled upper-middle-class striver who in his telling busted my butt to get into Yale University and then Yale Law School the No 1 law school in the country while doing service projects keeping meticulous calendars playing varsity sports and being nice to women with never a whiff of anything untoward only to be detained at the threshold of the Supreme Court by a woman who remembered something very different about him