Money Personalities affect not just how you approach money, but how you feel about it. No one loves debt, but some Money Personalities worry about it more than others. If you are a primary Saver or Security Seeker debt may follow you around like a gloomy rain cloud while Spenders, Flyers, and Risk Takers don’t seem to notice.
We know that mounds and mounds of credit card debt can be a huge weight on your shoulders – we get it, we have been there and crawled out of it and had a big sigh of relief. But honestly, I (Bethany) didn’t “sigh” like Scott did. Here is why: I am a Spender/Risk Taker – I don’t get as stressed about it when we have debt and I don’t get quite as excited about getting out of debt either. See, my Money Personalities aren’t as affected by debt as Scott’s are.
He is a Spender/Security Seeker and that Security Seeker is pretty darn upset by it. I remember when we got out of debt. Scott was about ready to bring all of our friends over to celebrate. I was amazed by how excited he was and I thought maybe there was something wrong with me because I couldn’t quite get as excited about getting out of debt as he was. I seriously thought there was something wrong with me. Then, I took a step back, and asked myself, “Do my 2 Money Personalities have anything to do with why I am not as excited as Scott?” Of course they do. My Spender/Risk Taker combination isn’t going to be as stressed about getting into debt and my Spender/Risk Taker combination isn’t going to be as excited to get out of debt either.
Can you relate? Do you have Spender, Risk Taker or Flyer as one of your Money Personalities? Do you not fret about debt as much as others? Did you think there was something wrong with you? We are here to tell you that having mounds and mounds of credit card debt can be painful, but understand that there may be a reason why you aren’t as stressed as you Saver or Security Seeker friends. Let us know if you can relate – we love to see comments below :-).