What to say to a JEALOUS PERSON

We have all been in situations where we have felt jealousy towards someone we know. Certain people make everything look easy, it seems like everything comes to them without any effort. Sure, some people may look super successful on the surface, but you don’t really know what is going on behind closed doors.

We all have problems in our life and there is a great saying, “if everyone threw their problems in a pile we would probably grab our own back.” We are all on our own unique journey, you can’t really compare the sun and the moon they all shine in their own time.

It is important for people to focus on their own strengths and talents, we are all blessed with something unique about us that nobody else has. There is a skill that your friend finds incredibly easy that others find difficult.

Next time someone in your life is showing jealousy of another, use one of our great replies to let them see what they have going on.

10 best replies when someone is jealous of another person

1. Don’t look at the veneer of someone’s Instagram life and think that is their reality. They are showing you the best 10% of their actual life.

2. We all have a different life journey and great things are ahead for you as well.

3. You have so much to offer the world. Your time to shine is coming soon.

4. They put in the hard work to get that result. If you put in the work you can get a similar result.

5. We all have different seasons of life and they are going through a great season right now.

6. It’s perfectly natural to feel jealous at times, and I’m here to listen and support you.

7. You don’t need to compare yourself to others. You are blessed with so many of your own unique gifts.

8. I know you can’t see it but a lot of people would be jealous of you. You are good at so many things.

9. You are more than capable of achieving your own brilliant successes. Create a plan and make it happen.

10. I can think of at least 10 people who would love to be like you.

Why do people get jealous of others?

People may experience jealousy of others for many different reasons reasons. It could stem from feelings of being insecure in our own talents or looks or from fear of missing out.

Seeing people’s magazine worthy lives splashed all over social media can make us feel less that others and lead to feelings of jealousy.

We can feel feel envious of others’ accomplishments at a young age, wealth, or happy relationships. It can often lead us to feeling a sense of dissatisfaction with our own lives.

How to deal with a jealous person

Dealing with a jealous person requires patience and a dash of empathy. You can acknowledge the person’s feelings without enabling negative behavior.

Everyone has positive and negatives in their life, and you can talk about and focus on the positive aspects of the person’s life and their achievements. If you feel comfortable, you can share some of your personal challenges to let the person know that your life hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows.

You may wish to set some personal boundaries and stop sharing personal information if you feel that it will trigger the person’s jealousy.

Jealous people may see you as a threat

Ava was jealous of her cousin

Ava couldn’t shake the feeling of envy that gnawed at her whenever she thought about her cousin, Sarah. Sarah seemed to effortlessly excel in everything she pursued, and Ava couldn’t help but compare herself to her.

When Sarah landed the perfect job right out of college, Ava’s jealousy reached its peak. She confided in a close friend, she realized that her jealousy stemmed from her own insecurities and fear of not measuring up.

With her friend’s insight and support, Ava began to focus on her own strengths and aspirations, ultimately finding a path that was uniquely hers. Over time, she learned to celebrate Sarah’s successes and channel her jealousy into motivation for her own personal and professional growth.

By focusing on herself and what she could control, Ava’s life started to improve.

The Role of counselling and self care

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Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

Got any comments, questions or tips for dealing with someone who complains that someone else has everything? Share them in the comments below.

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