How To Tell If Someone Is Jealous Of You

Not sure why a particular person treats you the way they do? Maybe
they are just jealous. When people experience fame, success, financial
advantage, or just get to live a happy and peaceful life, they attract
other’s admiration as well as jealousy. Jealousy is a feeling that we
would all be better off without. But unfortunately, it is one of our
inherent human traits. If you are not able to interpret why someone is
acting the way they are, understanding if they are jealous helps a lot.
Here are the signs you need to look out for.
 


How To Tell If Someone Is Jealous Of You

1. Jealous People Ply You With Insincere Compliments And False Praises
One
thing that jealous people never want to admit is that they are jealous
of you. When good news comes in, they do the sneaky thing by acting
overly supportive and giving you insincere compliments. Once they are in
the clear, the claws come out.

An insecure person
would praise you when you are in front of them but would tell lies or
gossip about you behind your back. Be careful of such people; they are
double-faced. In fact, you hardly stand any chance of exposing their
real nature. That is why you should always pay close attention to what
you confide in others. Always ask your buddies if someone has been
talking trash about you behind your back.

When someone
is jealous of you, they often pause for a long silent moment before
congratulating you or telling you that you have done a great job. That
reaction is caused due to their secret envy of your success.

2. Jealous People Are Excellent Copycats

Although
some psychologists believe that copycat behavior is often a sign of
flattery, it is not always the case. Someone who is envious of you may
also try to mimic your behavior and imitate every single thing you do.
They could go as far as copying hairstyles, dressing, walking, and
talking the same way you do. Even if you find it flattering at first,
sooner or later, it will start to get really irritating. The best you
can do in this situation is to try not to pay a lot of attention to the
copycat.

Jealous people are obsessed with what you have
– and they want it. For jealous individuals, it is like a game of “who
wore it better.” Expect those people to imitate you in many different
ways. If you often get all the attention, they will imitate your fashion
style and add their own little flair to it. If you are a good dancer,
they will take up dance classes as well. It can seem like a good thing
if they behave this way, but they are actually just obsessing over you.
It is most likely that they don’t even like you or the things they copy
from you.

3. They Flaunt Their Successes, Often More Than Their Actual Merit

While
you may be too humble to voice or enjoy your achievements, jealous
people often try to make themselves feel better by drowning out your
achievements by overemphasizing their own. This will happen even if
their achievements are way smaller in comparison to yours.

Most
often, when jealous people achieve success in anything, they will try
to make the whole world aware of it. They will openly flaunt their
successes. Usually, people who behave this way are extremely envious of
others’ achievements and are terribly insecure. They would do anything
and everything to prove that they are worth at least as much, if not
more.

4. Jealous People Deliberately Give Bad Advice

Since
jealous people don’t want you to add more achievements to your kitty,
they sabotage your attempts purposely by giving you bad advice. Or they
may just simply discourage you from even trying.

Remember,
what they truly want in life is for you to fail. If you ask someone who
is jealous of you for advice about a problem, they will most probably
deliberately give you bad advice. The logic is, if they are already
jealous of you right now, they are not likely to tell you how you can do
better. They may even make it their life’s mission to discourage you
from trying new things. If you are excited about a plan you made, they
will be the first one to point out any conceivable flaws in it, just to
deflate your dream balloon.

5. Jealous People Love To Dish The Dirt On You

Research
has shown that people who gossip a lot have very high levels of
aggression, anxiety, or are immensely unhappy. They gossip more than
others because they want to feel superior even though they are extremely
insecure about themselves. They aren’t, in fact, confident in
themselves.

People who are jealous of you could try to
ruin your reputation by spreading false rumors or making negative
comments about you to others. Jealous people are often
non-confrontational. They may even pass off as super-friendly; they
fight their fight against you underhandedly. They will downplay your
achievements, spread malicious gossip about you, or just talk crap
regarding you behind your back.

6. They Are Very Competitive

As
we mentioned before, it is a jealous person’s nature to try to outdo
you in every way possible. They want to steal all the glory – because
they think that you don’t deserve it. Due to this, they are extremely
competitive, especially if it is at the workplace. They will go to any
lengths to exceed the efforts you make.

While it could
be extremely tempting to confront them, you need to refuse to make the
competition unhealthy. Refusing to be a part of their cat and mouse game
will make them less likely to try to compete with you.

7. Jealous People Will Criticize You
Have
you ever met someone who criticizes you at every chance they get? Does
it almost seem like they look forward to it? Yes, it is very likely that
this person harbors jealousy towards you.

An average
person will drop some criticism at you at some point, but jealous people
will make a career out of it. They will point out your mistakes every
day and enjoy doing it. They may even do so in the most inappropriate of
times and embarrass you in public.

8. Jealous People Tend To Cross Their Legs

According
to a body language expert, a person may cross their legs for a lot of
reasons. This is quite a common reaction when one feels uneasy and
insecure and also when they are jealous of somebody or about something.

If
your “buddy” instinctively crosses their legs every time you share your
achievement with them, it could be a signal that they actually envy
you.

9. Jealous People Celebrate Your Failures

Of
course, jealous people will not do something obvious like breaking into
a victory dance when your boss scolds you for a mistake. But darling,
count on it, deep inside, they will be really happy at your fall and
celebrate your failures. They will be in an unusually good mood once
they learn of your failure, and then they will pretend to be friendly
and offer fake consolation just to ply more info from you.

10. Jealous People Are Great Plan-Spoilers

A
sign that someone is jealous of you is that they will happily give you
bad news on the pretext that they are helping you or doing you a favor.
For example, you have decided to go to a picnic. Upon sharing your plan
with your “friend,” they will instantly tell you that it is surely going
to rain for the next few days. They will say the first thing that comes
to their mind to create doubt in yours. Pay attention if your “friend”
says or does something that could potentially spoil your plans or make
you worry about negative possibilities.

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