Is boasting about how much money you have a sign of insecurity?

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  1. flowmeter profile image60
    flowmeterposted 12 years ago

    Is boasting about how much money you have a sign of insecurity?

  2. Ramsa1 profile image61
    Ramsa1posted 12 years ago

    Yes, it is. Most wealthy people prefer to keep quiet about their money. They don't need to brag and boast.

  3. stuff4you profile image57
    stuff4youposted 12 years ago

    Not exactly. It just means that their self esteem is more dependent on external things, and more fragile as a result.

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image89
    Millionaire Tipsposted 12 years ago

    Boasting is a sign of insecurity, no matter the boast.

    But just because someone tells you how much money they make does not necessarily mean they are boasting.  They may be surprised by a sudden turn of income. Or they may be trying to help others achieve their level of success.

  5. joyfuldesigns profile image70
    joyfuldesignsposted 12 years ago

    I believe so.  I believe boasting in general on any topic suggests this.

  6. Steve Orion profile image60
    Steve Orionposted 12 years ago

    Either that or excessive pride is the cause.

  7. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 9 years ago

    Definitely it denotes insecurity & a subconscious inferiority complex.  If one did not have such a low level of self-esteem, he/she would not broadcast how wealthy he/she is.  The average wealthy person is quite circumspect regarding his/her wealth.  Wealthy people, especially old moneyed wealthy people, believe in the art of understatement.  They are of the school that it is extremely gauche to state how financially prosperous one is.

    Those who usually broadcast how much money/wealth they have oftentimes come from the lower socioeconomic groups where they grew up with very little.  When they become more financially prosperous, they believed that it was proper to be brag, even be quite ostentatious about their wealth to show others that they have.....ARRIVED.  It is usually the noveau riche who came from humble beginnings who love to boast HOW MUCH wealth they have. 

    Many newly solidly middle & upper middle class people who come from humble beginnings also love to brag about their new financial situation.  They want to show others how well they are doing.  They also want to demonstrate how much better they are from their less middle class siblings, relatives, & friends who are not as financially prosperous as they are.  I knew one co-worker from a working class background who constantly broadcast how WELL she was doing, what clothes & things she had, & what a fabulous apartment she lived in.  She was speaking of how middle class she was in comparison to many of her compatriots.


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