People who come from large families tend to have a poverty consciousness and hav

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  1. gmwilliams profile image81
    gmwilliamsposted 7 years ago

    People who come from large families tend to have a poverty consciousness and have a poor sense

    of self as opposed to people who come from small families who are more amibitious and achievement oriented in addition to having a very high sense of self.   Do you agree?

  2. POWERS1205 profile image72
    POWERS1205posted 7 years ago

    I think that it may be true in metro areas, but I live in an area where there are a lot of Amish with very large families, and that doesn't seem to apply to them. Some of those families have up to 15 children. they work hard and have a strong sense of pride. All of them seem to be successful in their lives.

  3. Mommy Monologues profile image60
    Mommy Monologuesposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure what you mean by "poverty consciousness", I come from a large family, and have many friends who were the only child of a small family. The people in my family have a wonderful sense of themselves, everyone has a great character about them. Family get togethers are like sit-coms in a way. We might not have a lot of money either, especially these days, but never once have we allowed that to break us. For example, we always manage to pull together a huge Christmas celebration every year.
    The friends I've had who came from small families actually had a very poor sense of themselves, and were not ambitious toward anything. I dated a boy in high school who fell into a horrible time transferring to college because he had no idea what he wanted to do. He switched majors multiple times, switched schools, and eventually moved back home. He was a big homebody too, never really wanting to "get out" or do anything too exciting.

    1. gmwilliams profile image81
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Poverty consciousness is when a person who grew up poor is content with very, very little.He/she sees an impoverished lifestyle as acceptable & quite normal.He/she is content to have nothing in life.

  4. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 7 years ago

    I was from a large family, most boys and they ironed and cooked when they were teens and we all worked around the house and never heard of an allowance. We are all hard workers, made very high grades, and I am sure have warmer hearts than a spoiled single child. Everyone of my friend's parents, which usually were the only girl at least in the family would embarrass me bragging on me to my friend, their kid, to be more like me. There can be good and bad in both but I think large families are more fun and loving and harder workers that gives anyone a sense of pride.

  5. onegoodwoman profile image74
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    No, I do not agree .

    The degree to which I disagree, makes me wonder, if you, yourself, come from a small, ( 1.4 child) family..........I come from a quite large one..........6 brothers and a host of cousins, being reared by our Great Depression Era Grandparents.

    I am comfortable with both my skills, and my shortcomings...........I know what I am adept at, and what I need assistance with.

  6. collegatariat profile image79
    collegatariatposted 7 years ago

    I strongly disagree.  Coming from a large family, there isn't as much material wealth (which isn't always a bad thing), but that has led me to be very motivated and work towards accomplishing financial goals.  As for the "sense of self", I think all of us have a very well established personality and awareness of it.  In fact, having so many people around all the time brings you out of a shell and puts your personality "out there" more frequently.  Not to mention, siblings are a great source of constant feedback.

    1. gmwilliams profile image81
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You have proved that people from large families do have a poverty mentality and consciousness. They are not ambitious and are content with very, very little.That is why so many people from large families feel that those who have more are"spoiled" .

  7. profile image0
    writerwoman222posted 7 years ago

    I do not necessarily think so; It could have the opposite effect where the person could feel strongly driven & motivated to achieve success in his/her life...I don't think there is a black/white answer for this.

    1. gmwilliams profile image81
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Seldom, many people from large families are happy & content being poor. They see this as an acceptable and normal lifestyle. The average person from a large family is not as ambitious as a person from a small family.


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