Money can come and go easily for some people, and they don’t really think about it. For others, it can be a big problem, whether they are concerned about overspending or not having enough saved for an emergency.
In any case, the way you view and manage money doesn’t just reflect your financial situation. It can also reveal something about your personality. For example, what are your fears?
We believe that our relationship with money can tell a lot about who we are. This is what you can tell us!
How to Heal Your Relationship With Money
It Can Remind You About Your Past
Some families do not have the money to buy the things their children want. Maybe you saw a nice dress at the mall when you were little and wanted to have it, but your parents didn’t have the money to buy it. Or you really wanted to learn to play the piano, but there wasn’t enough money for a tutor.
This type of situation can leave emotional scars and make you feel insecure because you probably saw that your peers had it all. And you can bring that insecurity into your adult life.
Then when you grow up and become financially stable, you can start to compulsively buy things you’ve been denied in the past, even if you don’t really need them.
It May Show You What You Think Of Yourself
If you feel competent in handling financial matters, you are probably a confident person in general. You are not afraid to make investments, start business ventures, or face certain financial challenges that may come your way.
On the other hand, if you are always afraid of losing money and prefer to keep it in one place, it could mean that you are not sure of yourself. If you can’t rely on yourself for more complex financial matters, you probably hesitate in your daily life as well.
It Can Reveal Your Fears
We all sometimes think about how our lives would change if we suddenly lost all of our money. And trying to imagine this situation can reveal our greatest fears. Perhaps you are concerned about your health and losing money would mean not being able to pay for a certain treatment.
Or you want your kids to go to a good college and you want to support them, which you won’t be able to do in the worst-case scenario.
Or maybe you’ve always wanted to make your parents proud and are afraid of disappointing them because of your financial problems. Money reveals what you value and what you don’t want to lose under any circumstances.
It Might Give You A Clue About Your Future
What you do with your money can reveal your aspirations and is also related to your past. If as a child you dreamed of buying a toy or going to an amusement park, but your parents couldn’t afford it, you may begin to think that you will never get what you want.
Someone who doesn’t care about money and whose parents can buy what they want may be more ambitious. As a child, their dreams were always fulfilled, so now they are confident that they will be able to achieve what they want.
In contrast, someone whose dreams rarely come true may grow up thinking that they will never be successful in the areas that interest them, even if that is not true. Past financial constraints may prevent you from taking a step toward making your dream come true.
It Can Help You Understand Your Mindset
Money may not be a big problem in your life. You have a stable job, with a good salary, that covers all your needs. For some, this may be enough to feel financially secure. Others, who are in the same situation or who have financial problems, may have a different attitude towards money.
If you always feel like there is never enough money and too many expenses, you may have a “scarcity mentality.” Even if there is nothing to worry about, you can obsess over every little expense you make.
And it can be especially frustrating for you to pay unexpected bills, like a broken pipe or medicine you need to buy because you got sick.
What is your attitude towards money? Do you spend easily or do you prefer to save as much as possible?
Do you agree that your relationship with money reflects your overall personality? Please share your thoughts in the comments!