Green-Eyed Monster: 6 Tell-Tale Signs That Your "Friend" Is Jealous Of You, And What To Do About It

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February 22, 2019 15:21 By Fabiosa

Jealousy is a toxic and unproductive feeling and it can easily ruin your relationships with loved ones. While you can keep your own jealousy at bay and possibly overcome it, what about the toxic feeling that others may experience towards you?

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Oftentimes, a friend’s jealousy is obvious but we simply ignore it. How do you know if someone is jealous of you? Watch out for these signs!

6 tell-tale signs that someone is jealous of you

1. Affected praise

When something good happens in your life or when you achieve something, they’ll be the first ones to compliment you and shower you with praise, but they don’t actually mean it. Pay attention to their voice and expressions, and you’ll know.

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2. They write off your success

On the other hand, if someone is jealous of you, they may also make dismissive comments when they hear about your success as if you didn’t work hard enough.

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3. They show off their own success

If you tell about your success to someone who’s jealous, you may not get any compliments, even fake ones. Instead, they’ll try to rub their own achievements (even if they’re not real) in your face.

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4. They copy you

If someone is jealous of you, they often start copying you: your manners, your style, or even the way you walk. And they won’t acknowledge that if you confront them!

5. They’re competitive

A jealous person will always try to one-up you in anything, even in something that has no place for competition. It’s the only way for them to assert themselves!

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6. They talk behind your back

A jealous person will start bad-mouthing you the moment you leave the room. That’s what they always do: saying mean and hurtful things about someone when they have nothing nice to say about themselves.

It’s hard to put up with someone who’s jealous. You can try being nice to them to see if they become nicer to you in return. If their jealous acts don’t stop, confront them directly.

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If there’s no way to cut off communication with a jealous person and you can’t influence them, build your own self-esteem and self-worth, so their malicious acts and words can’t get to you.

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The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.