We have seen increasing numbers of people with a cluster of issues and symptoms associated with the stress and anxiety of sudden success or wealth. We have coined the term "Sudden Wealth Syndrome" to describe their shared psychological issues.
The "wealth" part of sudden wealth syndrome has normally been associated with the riches accumulated from dot-com IPOs and the rapid rise of the Nasdaq stock market in the late 90s. However, it also applies to lottery winners, estate heirs, and people whose get-rich-quick schemes actually worked.
Signs of sudden wealth syndrome:
You feel uncomfortably different from your friends and you're afraid to tell them how you feel about your new status.
Being wealthy makes for more guilt than pleasure.
Instead of feeling powerful and decisive, you feel paralyzed and unable to decide how to spend your money.
You can't stand the envy of friends and acquaintances -- you find yourself becoming more isolated.
You feel like you don't quite deserve the money and you can't believe it's really yours.
You're afraid that you'll lose your money and your good fortune will simply vanish overnight.
2009-11-11 21:45 编辑：kuaileyingyu