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Symptoms of Affluenza

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  • Author: Jessie O'Neill
  • Updated: 07/28/2008

Symptoms of affluenza

A loss of personal and professional productivity;
A loss of future motivation;
An inability to delay gratification or tolerate frustration;
A false sense of entitlement;
Low self-esteem;
Low self-worth;
Loss of self-confidence;
Preoccupation with externals;
Depression;
Self-absorption;
High regard for outer self/low regard for inner self;
"Survivor's" guilt/shame;
Sudden wealth syndrome;
Sudden poverty syndrome;
Workaholism;
Addictions.

Other compulsive-addictive behaviors: i.e. rampant materialism and
consumerism.

-- Jessie O'Neil

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