The habits of ‘poor children’


Psychological experts affirmed that being born in a family with financial difficulties affects a lot of living habits and self expression.

Always ‘full of hungry eyes’

Constantly worrying about food shortages is one of the special signs that someone comes from a family that used to have financial difficulties. People growing up in starvation may face the habit of frequently “full of stomachs and eyes”, eating more food than necessary and leading to overweight and obesity.

Often “delay shopping”

People raised in poor families often find it uncomfortable to make any purchase that is not directly related to their survival. Usually, these are people who use the “delayed shopping” rule, whereby you’ll always wait a few days before buying any important items.

Always afraid of losing a job

The constant fear of losing a job in a person’s subconscious means that he or she understands from childhood that he simply cannot survive without a stable income, even if the amount of money is small. nowhere else That is also the reason for this person always working by all means to earn every penny and “accumulate” in his pocket.

Sometimes holding a cup of coffee also reveals a person’s past. Illustration: Brightside.

You have what you have

Body language can easily reveal a person’s poor childhood habits. The way you move, talk, gesture, eat, and even hold a cup of coffee can tell a lot about your life.

Always hope for luck

People who have never had trouble with money see gambling and lottery as entertainment. Of course, they are also delighted with victory and sad with defeat. But only those who have real needs, a real desire for money can understand the difference between passion and putting hope in a miracle.

Do everything yourself

You can identify a person growing up in poverty by how many different things they can do on their own, instead of hiring a support person. Replace locks, fix leaky faucets, install tiles, repair, cut hair in front of the mirror, etc. Even if their current life is not bad at all, these habits are still present, because it has “ingrained” in their way of life.

Don’t throw anything away

People who are very conscious of the value of money rarely throw anything away, even try to prolong the life of the item in any way possible. If their clothes are no longer suitable to wear out of the house, they can be turned into home wear, or they can wear them back home, and then cut them to make dust rags … They regret all furniture and don’t want to throw anything away.

Better to waste time than waste money

One of the most striking characteristics of poverty is the assumption that money is more precious than time. As a result, people will stand forever at the bus stop waiting for the bus instead of calling a taxi, spending hours searching for cheap products, promotions and discounts, and even spending the weekend in the kitchen trying try to save money.

Psychological suspense when waiting for payment

The life of a person raised in poverty is often filled with anxiety and insecurity. One of their most common mentality is checkout at the supermarket. Even when they fully believe they have a lot of money in their bank accounts, they still do not easily succeed in eliminating the irrational fear that a transaction may be rejected.

Insecurity is also a common feature of the poor. They are always alert to potential risks, not easy to trust anyone. This also includes the absolute inability to accept gifts, especially expensive gifts.

Like installment payment

Fear of the uncertainties of the future can lead to the fact that even if a person can pay the full amount at once, they still prefer the option of installment or loan. And even if they end up spending more money, the money divided into chunks still seems less intimidating to them than cashing out for a product or service.

Do not go to the doctor

As was the case with time, people living in poverty feel that their health is a resource that is less valuable than money. They often have dental problems, the mentality of not being able to spend too much money on a dentist, or the horror of having free dental care that has haunted them since childhood.

Thuy Linh (According to Brightside)

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