Is there a term for this phenomenon:
A person who claims that a “poor” lifestyle is somehow fundamentally better than a more middle class one even if cost is not an object.
A person who would consistently take a chuck steak over a filet mignon. Claiming that the chuck steak is “better” than all that fancy weird french stuff.
I don’t want that armani custom tailored suit because heres this great lime green polyester one right here.
Kinda sounds like a variation on the beverley hillbilies.
I am wondering if it is some kind of compensatory mechanism to avoid facing/dealing a lack of financial success, since they can always afford the cheap stuff, but the fancy stuff can only be obtained consistently by obtaining a better income.