Every neighborhood has them. Every friend group has them. They’re everywhere like gnats in the summer time. But can you quickly identify the three types of homeowner personalities if you encountered them? Have no fear. The answers are here.
The Nit Picker Personality
This is your former roommate. Don’t you remember him? He was always complaining about how your apartment was not as good as someone else’s. It was quite annoying while you were in a lease together, but now you’re stuck together in the same poker group.
Things haven’t changed too much except the item of ridicule isn’t an apartment anymore—it’s a house. Ironically, your old buddy is in the house of his dreams—from two months ago. Ever since moving into the house, he hasn’t said a positive word about the place.
End Result: He will take the negative-equity hit and move into a “better” house.
The Delusional Personality
This is the lady that sits next to you at work. She and her husband live in a house with a mortgage that consumes way too much of their monthly take-home pay. And that’s not including electricity, maintenance, and other house-related things that cost money.
Unfortunately, they won’t sell the house because they are holding on to hope the husband will get another high-paying job again. He got laid off 3 years ago and has never really fully-recovered. Don’t worry though. That doesn’t keep them from using debt to give off the impression that everything is still okay. After all, the kids are in amazing school district where they are now.
End Result: She will eventually be punished with a foreclosure. To make matters worse, her husband cheated on her with a neighbor down the street.
The Contented Personality
This personality is rare. It is so rare and silent that you simply may not have noticed it. The person is the assistant manager of your favorite local fast food restaurant. In fact, he or she comes home smelling like fries every single day.
Despite the smells, this person makes the best of every situation. He or she may not have all the perks imaginable, but that doesn’t stop creativity from happening. He or she is quietly becoming a millionaire right in front of your eyes.
End Result: This person will not move very often, but when he or she does move, it’s with a purpose.