Exploring The Personality Traits Of People Who Have Materialistic Values And Goals

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I. Introduction Ever since The Great Depression (1929- 1939) World War II, society has experienced an increase in available products. Having access to materials that provide comfort or make life easier have given us opportunities to enjoy many aspects of life by saving time or providing tools that make our lives easier that give us more leisure time. Some people believe that more possessions may lead to increased happiness. But acquiring possessions can have both positive and negative effects. Can striving for materialism go too far and actually interfere with our quality of life and our personal ethics or beliefs? When are people consumed by materialism? In this thesis, I will explore the personality traits of people who have materialistic values and goals, and how it affects self esteem, mood and identity, values, ethics, and spirituality. I will also discuss how people manage money and accept financial responsibility is often based on media and advertising. Media and advertising also affects spending and priorities in children, adolescents, and adults. Wanting to have material objects is not the problem. Materialism becomes a problem when it interferes with academics and learning, adults in the workplace, and includes social skills, social responsibility, social relatedness. The quality of life includes happiness, health, social skills, social responsibility, and social relatedness. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines consumerism as an inclination towards buying
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