The link above is to an article describing a Yuppie and asks you to test if you were a Yuppie, (meaning young urban professional). The article starts by listing the attributes of a Yuppie and asking the reader if he/she had any of these qualities or took part in any of the activities from: did you read the Wall Street Journal, did you own a BMW or Mercedes, did you prefer wine over beer and did you wear Amani trousers or power suits. The article then goes on to describe the various cultures throughout the decades from the hippies to the preppies and how it transformed into yuppies. It states that "yuppies melded what they deemed as the best of both worlds-the materialism of the Preppies absent the snobbery and the self-absorbed perfectionism of the hippie without the anti-establishment mindset.". Showing that the term yuppie was moulded out of previous cultures, taking the good parts and leaving out the bad attributes.
The Yuppie was known to be so focused on their pursuit for the American Dream, which meant they were seen as obsessed with their jobs and careers and their is a quote given in the article from The Yuppie Handbook(1984) "