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4 signs someone is secretly jealous of you

4 signs someone is secretly jealous of you

You know that feeling when someone is jealous of you? It’s not a good one. You might experience it in your own life, or you may witness it happening to a friend or coworker. And if you’re like me. Someone who can be a little too forgiving at times. It can be hard to figure out whether someone is actually jealous or if they just don’t like you very much! The truth is that people who are envious don’t always show their feelings openly. Instead, they’re likely to hide their true feelings under the guise of friendship and kindness. In this post, I’ll share 4 signs someone is secretly jealous of you so that next time it happens (and trust me: it will), you’ll know what’s really going on behind closed doors. But first be sure you are subscribed.

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They put you down.

  • They put you down.

This is a common tactic of people who are jealous of others, and it can take many forms: subtle comments, jokes at your expense. And outright insults are all ways to make someone feel inferior to the jealous person. The extent of this behavior will depend on how much they envy you. It could be just one comment or it could be more constant belittling over time. Regardless of how often they do it, however? It’s not okay!

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They make snide comments.

The first sign of jealousy is when someone makes snide comments about you, but does so in a very indirect way. Instead of saying “I’m jealous of you,” they might say something like “You’re lucky” or “You’re so smart.”

The reason this is such a clear sign of jealousy is that it’s not just passive-aggressive–it’s also somewhat passive-aggressive!

They criticize your accomplishments.

They criticize your accomplishments.

If you’re a person who has many friends and is well-liked, then it’s not unusual for people to be jealous of your success. They may even go out of their way to make things difficult for you, especially if they don’t think they can compete with what you have achieved or accomplished in life. The way they do this is by criticizing your achievements, which is often done through gossiping behind closed doors (or even at parties).

What’s interesting about this behavior is that critics often feel better about themselves after tearing down another person’s work–it gives them a sense of power over someone else’s success, and makes up for any feelings of inadequacy within themselves by making others feel bad about themselves as well!

They try to distract you from your goals.

If you’re in a relationship with someone who secretly resents your success. They will likely try to distract you from your goals. They may do this by making you feel bad about yourself or questioning whether or not you are capable of achieving what it is that makes them jealous.

They will tell you that your dreams are too big and that no one would want to read what you’re writing. Even if they understand how important it is for others in similar situations as theirs. They might also suggest that maybe it’s time for some “me time”. Instead of focusing on work so much (aka spending time with me).

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If someone is jealous. They are trying to make you feel bad about yourself. And destroy your confidence so they feel better about themselves

Jealousy is a powerful emotion that can be destructive if it’s not dealt with in the right way. It’s important to know the signs of jealousy and how to deal with it. Especially if you have a friend or family member who seems jealous of you.

Jealousy is often characterized by feelings of anger, sadness, fear, and depression. If someone is jealous of you, they may try to make you feel bad about yourself. So that they feel better about themselves in comparison (even if only temporarily). This can lead them down an unhealthy path where they spend all their time trying to tear others down rather than building themselves up or improving their own lives in some way.

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It’s important to remember that jealousy is a sign of insecurity. If someone is jealous of you, they are trying to make you feel bad about yourself. Also destroy your confidence so they feel better about themselves. Don’t let a jealous person’s negative words affect your self-esteem. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things in life that make us happy – like friends and family!

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