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12 Signals That Will Help You Spot A Person Who Is Secretly Jealous Of You
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you are riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” – Bob Marley
This is the way of living happily. Sadly, with the rise of social media, everyone is busy comparing their lives to the way someone else is living theirs. This creates a negative environment and gives rise to the dangerous emotion – jealousy.
Here’s how you can spot someone who is insanely jealous of you, but, of course, won’t tell:
The moment you see someone dressing up like you, going to the same places, eating the same kind of dishes, going for the same glasses or haircut – you should know that that person is trying to imitate you. You may think of it as flattery but at one point you’ll know that the person is trying to be you. In such cases, you should talk with him or her, make them understand how important it is to retain individuality.
2. Fake Compliments
A person who envies you will constantly sing praises in front of you but will gossip when you leave. They will have the “I don’t care” attitude but are jealous deep down. You shouldn’t fall in their trap and try to rise above fake compliments.
3. Try To Demean You
These people will try to steal the limelight. They will try to take credits for the things you achieved and belittle your success. Stay away from them and don’t let it pull you down – that will make them win the race.
4. Point Out flaws
We are all humans and we all make mistakes. A jealous person will always pick your mistakes and feel happy about it. They just want to make you, and see you feel miserable.
5. They Are Parasites
Most of the fake friends are there when things are good and disappear like breath in the air when life is topsy-turvy. The jealous ones are a different kind. They will stick around in the darkness and vanish when you start working towards your goal. Your success makes them jealous and insecure. They will rejoice in your pain and hate when your hard work is recognized.
They are jealous and want to outdo you in every aspect of life. They don’t need a reason and thrive on petty things to show that they are the best.
7. Gossip Gurus
A jealous person can’t see positivity in others. He or she will find out some flaw, make a mountain out of a molehill and then show it to others like some prize. They want to tarnish your reputation and hurt you.
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You know the people who see only darkness? If you bring them into the light, they will shut their eyes and then complain. In the same way, these jealous souls can only find faults, criticize and wish bad things for the people they envy.
They abide by the “grapes are sour” mentality. You may not have harmed them but they will hate you because of your success. They can only despise people without reasons. If you call them out, they will not think twice before hurting you.
10. They Will Isolate You
An idle mind is a devil’s workshop and these people will want to make you like them. Isolated and vindictive. Do not let them create unnecessary barriers.
11. Excellent Hypocrites
These people will not show what they actually feel and will stick around. They will praise you and have fun with you, but secretly wishing to snatch your happiness.
12. Wreck You With Advice
This is a masterstroke. Once they gain your trust, they will try to manipulate you in all the possible ways. They will give you terrible advice in such a way that you’ll be convinced in spite of yourself. You can’t confront them, as they may end up causing more harm or even feel happy that they have ruined you, so deal with it carefully.
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