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WEIRD versus CHEER

WEIRD is an acronym used by academics, intellectuals, journalists to represent a type of person – or perhaps a population – that is:

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Western
Educated
Industrialized
Rich
Democratic

Paraguay 2020. All brands report double-digit losses in market down 34.8%
Thursday November 19, 2020

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W. E. I. R. D.
The first time I saw this term was in the context of academic psychology studies, where WEIRD participants are often overrepresented (like your average American university undergrad).
I got to thinking, is there an Eastern counterpart? Can we create an equally pithy or interesting acronym to represent some of the opposing or countervailing properties?
And a bit of noodling led me to CHEER:

Collectivist
Hierarchical
Eastern
Emerging
Relational

C. H. E. E. R.
Now I’m not an academic or intellectual or anything but a casual interested observer. I had other words in mind, but they didn’t seem as relevant or simply couldn’t fit into an easy acronym: words like Spiritual, Socialist, Group, Consensus…maybe consensus is better than collectivist, etc.
I’m sure others can create even better acronyms. Would love to hear if you do.
PS I thought it kinda funny, too, that the word “CHEER” has its own connotations, given how some countries in Asia, like Japan and Thailand, place an emphasis on expressing a kind of positive emotion in public. (tatemae and the land of smiles, respectively)

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