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Facade's avatar

When do you, personally, consider someone to be spoiled?

Asked by Facade (22902points) March 28th, 2009
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Magnus's avatar

When they don’t say thank you when getting things and if they consider luxuries necesseties.

Blondesjon's avatar

When they start to stink.

Poser's avatar

When they have a basic belief that they are owed something not due them.

Likeradar's avatar

When they stop having a reasonable understanding of the word “no”.

—@blondesjon- you’re pretty funny today :)—

elijah's avatar

When they don’t appreciate the things they are given.

Blondesjon's avatar

@Likeradarthank you…i try very, very, very hard to be

Facade's avatar

@Magnus who decides what is and what is not a luxury?

Facade's avatar

@Poser How do you know they don’t deserve it?

Myndecho's avatar

Almost all subjective term have no defining points so I couldn’t say that anyone thing would make someone spoiled from that alone.

marinelife's avatar

When they expect things to go their way without reference to the needs and well being of those around them.

Facade's avatar

@Likeradar Could that mean they’re something else besides spoiled?

Dansedescygnes's avatar

Well, you can be spoiled without having it be a negative thing. For example, I was essentially spoiled as a kid. But I wasn’t a spoiled brat. I knew that I didn’t want to get everything I wanted all the time, I didn’t think I was entitled to anything, I didn’t whine and bitch when I didn’t get what I wanted (for the most part…lol). I think being spoiled in a negative way is shown when you aren’t grateful for what you have. What elijahsuicide said.

Likeradar's avatar

@Facade Aside from something like hearing or processing problems?
I should have said reasonable understanding and reaction to the word no, I guess. Maturely questioning a “no” is almost always ok, in my book. It’s when it goes into an unreasonable response for age and situation is when it becomes an issue of being spoiled, I think.
Is that what you were asking?

Poser's avatar

@Facade Life owes us nothing, nor do those around us.

Facade's avatar

@Likeradar I don’t know exactly. I understand what you’re saying though.

Facade's avatar

@Poser But wouldn’t that make them delusional, not spoiled?

Facade's avatar

@Dansedescygnes I know people with rich parents and they all turned out horribly. I’m glad you didn’t.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

@Facade

My parents may be wealthy, but they’re also good parents. So many parents, both wealthy and not wealthy, aren’t effective parents.

Facade's avatar

@Dansedescygnes that’s very true

TheIowaCynic's avatar

like, what is the threshold point? I’d say that a spoiled person is somebody who is essentially oriented to the idea that other people exist to serve them, and their job is to judge how well they are doing it. If somebody has that attitude, with little or no sense of their responsibilities to others, they are spoiled

Poser's avatar

@Facade Maybe they are the same thing.

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