How can you tell if someone grew up poor? And what are the effects of growing up in poverty? It seems that we make most of our decisions on autopilot. Because of habitual behavior – one has likely formed in childhood. Habits you didn’t even decide to accept. Even if you didn’t grow up without money, you could be sending that message to the world!
For example, people who grew up in poverty often don’t know much about financial planning. They feel shame or offended when someone offers them something for free. The feeling of poverty can haunt a person their whole life, even if they have money now. They’re often ashamed of their poor background. To show that their finances are now alright, they often buy expensive gifts.