"I find people who like to look down their noses at other people are generally projecting their own insecurities on to the other person/people. In psychology, this is called projection bias. So, for instance, if someone is uncomfortable with their own spending habits or tries very hard to control their own spending tend try to ease their own discomfort by judging other people who spend money or buy nice things by labelling them as “insecure or lacking any emotional depth or lonely” etc. That’s why I don’t buy into other people’s criticisms unless they have scientific proof to back their observations up and/or use non-judgemental terms and balanced viewpoints." 'Anon' in response to 'Overcoming the Madame Bovaries'