materialistic: My definition is someone who wants a lot of "things" and always wants those things no matter what it cost, or how much they have they can't have enough.
I don't think I am very materialistic although I do like to go thrift shopping for clothes.
I think females more than males are materialistic although my husband does have a huge video game and table top gaming supplies... I have no idea and no interest in his interest.
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Most Helpful Guy
Statistically women are more materialistic. There a reason the consumer culture is marketed towards women extensively and why corporations advertise it in such ways that they do of the empowered female consumer of class, style, excellence, desire and so on so forth. Women also control 75% of household spending on average even though noteworthy is not all of that go for material goods.
With all that beingsaid though this trend has started to become more common among men as well and marketers are increasingly trying to also cater to this undapped male consumer crowd. The rise and growth of a male consumer is really a new hot trend among corporations, marketing and consumer economics alike. I've also personally observed this trend when I worked for my brother (economist) doing marketing psychology and consumer anslytics for his company he works for.5
Most Helpful Girl
The same, men and women are just into different material things. Women seem to spend more on little things (like clothes) that can add up over time, while men spend more on big things (cars, motorcycles, boats, gadgets, etc.) that burn money fast but aren't as frequent. Of course, this is just a stereotype and every individual is different.4