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Nill
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What signs of materialism do you see in his character? Did he ask you to do something for him or ask to give him money?
How long do you know each other? If you just meet each other and he asks you to give him money or ask about some other services it is not good. but if you know each other pretty long time it can be just a friendly request.

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Peter
Last seen: 3 years 5 months ago
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Stay as you are. Don't become something that you aren't simply to make him happy. I am like you...where I get the best out of everything...even if it's not a lot. I don't waste money on senseless upgrades and new stuff just for the sake of saying it's new or cutting edge. I live 3 years behind the cutting edge. Everything is much more affordable that way. I'm happy. Don't change for him. Materialistic people drive me nuts. Never mind the waste they are responsible for.

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Denis
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well, I'm not a materialistic person myself, but I try not to judge those who are. That being said, it hasn't worked out for me when I've dated a materalistic guy.I know a guy like that. We would just be talking and he'd bust out with what he was wearing today and how he matched the colors up... I'd be like :/ or when he finally bought some supras after everyone and they're mamas mama had a pair, I had to hear about that too. Oh and don't mention the gap too him!!! It was hard on city. So glad he's gone.

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Peter
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Many men use material possessions to define themselves. It's pretty common actually. It's a sign of accomplishment for some. I remember in psychology we learned that men define themselves in something like 4-5 ways and materialism is one of them. Things are his source of self esteem, value and worth.
And for every man who is materialistic, there is a person looking for him. Let's face it, whenever we see a good looking man with a not so good looking guy the first thought most of us have is, "he must have money". Materialistic men know that there are men out there who only care about that kind of stuff and that's what he's got so he'll market it.

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Peter
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Materialistic, I think it's relative. If you have the money to get whatever you want, and you do, then maybe it's not that you collect things but that it's just not that important. You can so you do. If you don't have the money, but you must have whatever it is because others have it, and you think it will make you happy, or make you something you're not, or it will give you some sort of panache, then you may be materialist. If the owning of something is more important than anything else, like say, the enjoyment of that thing, then you may be materialistic. You must have just to have.

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Steve
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I think that being mercantile is quite a negative trait. It means that a person considers materialistic things to be more important than spiritual ones. Of course, in our life we have a strong connection to money because it is the thing we can not live without in our society, we have to buy food and clothes. But at the same time we should understand that such things like health, happiness, joy and smiles of our children can not be bought with the help of money. I think that you should have a talk with your partner to find out why materialistic things are so important for him. It seems to me that such people can change their vision of the world with the help of a strong will-power

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Peter
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I have some thoughts about it. If we think deeply on the question, what is money, we will see that the money represent and symbolize something more than money, they symbolize something else. Money is the physical embodiment of the first male qualities, and secondly, the lack of attention and time from parents, the embodiment of love. It turns out that money is associated with male power, male qualities and oddly enough with love.Money is the external manifestation of internal processes that occur within us. Money we can easily see and notice that you will not tell about what is inside our unconscious. For example, lack of money says about specific issues and fears of man, we should address them and not to dream, how to make more money, reflecting on the external causes of failure.

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Peter
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a materialistic person is no longer considered a social outcast. On the contrary, the propensity to torgestvo actively encouraged, because it is believed that, only being able to trade and haggle, if not rich, then, in any case, not in poverty.These people are utterly calculating, selfish, stingy, greedy. However, most of them prefer to call myself frugal. The paradox in that the more people richer, so it away. Sometimes comes to the absurd B) B) B) B) In short, the materialism, the greed, tagasaste, avarice, greed, petty prudence and utmost frugality in one glass. B)

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Ben29
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There are no stable tips how to warn yourself from such people. But I do know that people who want to avoid mercantile guys, attract them best of all. I treat such people very bad, and I think that it is impossible to fix their mind, or change their opinion, and life priorities.

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Peter
Last seen: 3 years 5 months ago
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Material boy once-material boy for life.Trust me-I know what I'm talking about.You can't change them,you can't tell them sh*t-that's just the way the are,it's in their nature.I've had a boyfriend back in the day,when I was 22 or something.Man,all that dude could think and talk about was money.Everything around him was made of money-what can he get of that,how much money can he earn that way,bla-bla-bla.It seems that he had a dollar signs instead of his eyes.My advice-run away from those type of people,there's nothing real good about them.

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