Did you ever leave a party, conference, or networking function and had someone who immediately set off warning bells in your head?
They said something that just didn't sit right with you.
It could have been their timing, or was it what they said?
I have had this happen to me a few times that had me scratching my head and wondering why.
I'm a researcher. I need to know why. Not dig in deep about the person but the psychology of the behavior is what I love. What I have found is jealousy and envy is sometimes the reason for the behavior.
Jealousy and envy are highly related. They are the result of the toxic combination of anxiety-based insecurity, anger, and an obsession with comparing oneself to others (often very poorly)
Jealousy appears when an individual has a desire for what another person has.
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Jealousy is an emotion that we all experience, some more than others. It is a natural human feeling, and, in little doses, jealousy isn't something we should be overly ashamed about.
If we utilize this emotion positively it can make us re-evaluate our lives and find out exactly why we are experiencing these feelings. It can make us find out about what it is that we are actually missing that is making us feel this way about someone else.
Now there is a big difference between experiencing feelings of jealousy occasionally and being an inherently jealous person.
If you find someone's behavior exhausting and think it could be jealousy, look out for the signs I listed above. Once you recognize the signs this should help protect yourself better.
About the Author: Doreen Dilger is a Certified Manifest Method Coach, Certified Life Coach, Author and Founder of Women Empowering Women Now.