For a bit, kinda, my family is from Eastern Europe where we were middle class, we moved to Canada where we weren't doing the greatest for the first few years (my parents hid it well from us kids) and then they climbed back into the middle class. I wonder if it did have influence on my personality, I could kinda tell things were bad sometimes (though I didn't know how bad), and I felt bad asking for things. I like receiving gifts but I still feel bad asking for something from someone. My mother complains I'm too modest (in my wants, I guess).
Maybe more relevant, I've been living like a poorfag for several years now, I had to move out of my parents' house on very short notice bc of drama, in simplest terms. My husband and I lived off of a combo of part time jobs and student loan for a while, then unemployment once we graduated and looked for work. He had a real tough time finding a job in his field. He found one in the US and moved there a year and a half ago and I'm stuck here with our daughter until my paperwork goes through. He had a lot of start up expenses plus roommate issues for the first 6+ months so we never got into the habit of having him send me money regularly. My husband makes way, way more than I do, I don't even really need to work, I mostly got a job to get me out of the house, plus daughter loves her daycare. I don't make a lot, and vast majority of my money goes to rent, daycare, and bills, with very little wiggle room. I get by and I'm happy to take one more thing off his plate, as he's really not doing well mentally but we kinda have to keep trucking till it's done with and we can reunite the family. It's almost like a point of pride for me or something to hold down the fort that way.
I guess maybe that's why I feel bad, because I'm used to such tough budgeting and if I spend money on non-necessities it's like I'm failing in some way.
I wasn't even gonna type this all out but I guess it gives context, so...oops. sorry.