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The Eight Types of American Lifestyles.

I came across this the other day by chance.  It is an American woman’s attempt to characterize Americans’ lifestyles.  I do not know where she got it from, or if she made it herself, but I find it interesting.  First because I wonder why it is American lifestyles, and if other countries would not fall into this system as well.  Second, why does almost everything revolve around consumption and material items?  Even the Fulfilleds with their “little interest in image or prestige” are “above-average consumers of products for the home.”  Consumers…is that all we are?