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Helen Fisher on Why You Feel Jealousy

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Idea šŸ’”

"Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it's true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others."

ā€” Helen Fisher, PHD

Reflection šŸ¤”

Jealousy is when you're threatened by perceived competition with another person. (Share)

Jealousy is when you're threatened by perceived competition with another person.

It can be in relationships, material goods, work endeavors, social status, or any other area of life where insecurity can creep in. It's a primal reaction to the areas we believe we are lacking.

But what if you are enough as you are? What if instead of playing comparison games, you showed yourself love for how far you've come instead?

Action āœ…

Everyone's story is different. The obstacles you've had to overcome are unique to your life. Instead of focusing on where you're lacking, take today to show yourself love and pride for how far you've come.

Creator Fact šŸ‘¤

Helen Fisher, PhD, an Anthropologist and Author.

She developed the Fisher Temperament Inventory which has been taken by 14 million people. It places people into 4 different categories:

Explorers: Energetic, optimistic and give a lot of ideas.

Builders: Detail-oriented and can bring ideas to life.

Directors: Analytical, logical and work well in rule-based systems.

Negotiator: Diplomatic intelligence and good at team building

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