Note, however, that ten years before Conversation at Lunch, Fitzgerald wrote the short story The Rich Boy and started with this topic. he wrote: They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early on, which somehow influences them, softens them, makes them cynical where we are stubborn and cynical where we are trustworthy. In such a way it is very difficult to understand unless you were born rich. ”
Reiner Zitelmann is article Forbes analyzes whether wealthy people are “not just different in what they have, but in character as well.” He describes a study by his six German economists and psychologists who interviewed 130 wealthy individuals. They found that wealthy people were more emotionally stable and more open to new experiences. They are narcissistic. They also perceive that rich people are more conscientious and have more control over their lives.
Rainer Zitelmann interviewed 45 individuals for his paper on the “wealth elite”. Based on interviews, similar to previous research, Zitelmann found that the rich were more neurotic, open to new experiences, more outgoing, more conscientious, but less friendly. In contrast, I found myself psychologically very stable. Based on his findings, the ultra-rich tend to be non-conformists, and they are more likely to voice their opinions if they disagree with their prevailing view of time and place. , Wealthy people tend to take credit for both their good and bad luck, and in that way take an approach that allows them to perceive themselves as agents in control of their lives.