There are positives and negatives to being wealthy, and there are positives and negatives to showing off that wealth in ways that represent your individuality and your relationship with the outside world. You can get bonus points for creativity and subtlety though, where your symbolism shines through but you aren’t trying to appear better than other people.
Some specific examples of how you might do this would include the way you do your home landscaping, wearing understated jewelry, having photos of yourself off on vacation or at exotic locations, if you keep tasteful or collectible artwork, or if you throw dinner parties.
The outside of your home is a strong clue about who you are as a person. And if you want to show of your personal wealth, having a really well thought-out environment is a good place to start. This means planting trees, having ornaments, keeping hedges trimmed, using color, style and texture to create a sense of serenity – the more detailed you get, the stronger your message will come across. Just remember that cluttered is not the same as well-done.
What jewelry you wear is another good indicator of your personal wealth. But one of the ironies of the jewelry situation is that the truly wealthy (or at least pragmatically wealthy) will do things like wear a luxury watch, whereas the people who are trying too hard will often go overboard with diamond earring or flashy necklaces. More is not better. Intelligent design is better, where people have to use their knowledge to understand what you’re signaling by your appearance.
Photos of Exotic Locations
Sometimes one of the best ways to communicate that you’ve got some cash is to show off your experiences, and what better way to do that than have some photo albums handy? You can even get creative with photo presentations, and that way people can wander through them when they visit your home, and you’ll have stories to tell with them as well.
Tasteful and Collectible Artwork
One great way to show off wealth is by having expensive artwork at your home as well. And it’s smart not to get the gaudy stuff that screams propensity at visitors, but rather the more subtle work, perhaps by famous people, or signature items that have scarcity value.
Dinner parties are a final way to gently tell people that you have money in the bank. The food you serve, the drinks, the setup of the table – all of these things combine to make sure that people have a good time, and they also recognize that you have put a certain amount of money into the occasion.