Okay then, what did you mean by>People who consume more than they produce
and>are a net negative to keep around.
If not talking economically for the former, what do you mean? Culturally? Emotionally? Socially? What do you mean by individuals that consume more than they produce?
And for the later, I assume this means socially, since you bring up personality in the very next sentence. I agree with you that most consumerists are not interesting people to talk to, however, I don't think it's due to consumerism, rather, consumerism was just how it was expressed by those individuals, and would probably have expressed in a similar way given a different cultural context.