What is the word that is the opposite of "hoarder"
Politician. No?? Then it's profligate, although they're synonyms.
If the hoarding were to be done with money ~ Spendthrift.
MINIMALIST ... they keep very little around them
I have heard of a mental illness where people keeping giving everything away. I've heard it can really destroy a family, however, I couldn't find a name for that condition through a quick Google search. Maybe if you take the time to investigate it online, you will find your answer.
char, I found the following on Yahoo Xtra Answers. I hope it helps.
Non-materialism, when it's not obsessive. If it's a choice you make and it doesn't posess you, it is a reasonable way to live your life. Lots of people do this in order to simplify their lives, or to re-introduce some sense of structure or discipline into their lives.The catch is....the opposite of one obsession often ends up being obsessive as well. Sometimes people can feel like they're not *good enough* to have good stuff in life, or that they *should* spend time and money to take proper care of themselves--never mind anything that might be construed as "pampering", which would also be pre-judged as "wasteful" or a "guilty pleasure" with the emphasis on the *guilt*.In this case, some terms to look for would be "false guilt" or "lack of self-care" due to depression, and it's attendant lack of self-esteem, or in extreme cases outright self-hatred. It's a form of self-sabotage in that people feel they're not good enough: they keep on hearing the insults and personal barbs that they hear, keep on hearing them day in and day out even when *objectively* this sort of thing might only happen 1-2 times a month at most. And so they feel like nothing they do *will work* or will be "good enough to shut them up" and that engenders just giving up, curling up in a ball and not wanting to *leave the house*.It's how depression can engender both social anxiety and poor hygiene if it's allowed to go on, un- or undertreated, long enough. And of course, for aggressive people who attack and abuse and insult, anxious folks with poor hygiene are "asking for it", so when these depressed souls actually *do* brave leaving the house, they attract more insulting people, which in turn reinforces the whole damned thing.The literal opposite of obsessive hoarding would be obsessive self-denial, or obsessive self-privation, from a constantly reinforced lack of self-worth. This reinforcement can be both external and objective, or internalized and subjective. It's a feedback loop and a vicious cycle either way.
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