“I am Jealous to Myself”…Weird?!?

@Shavkat (66349)
Philippines
July 21, 2017 6:58am CST
“Is it possible to feel jealous to oneself?” It might sound weird. I am not losing my insanity at this point of time. I was thinking if a person can portray different roles in the movie, then he must be proud of himself or herself. My presumption is that celebrities might have the feeling of jealousy to their characters in the movie. "Why?" In reality, they don't have the same ideal situation. Thus, they are jealous to themselves for portraying such great roles in the movies. “Would you also feel jealous to yourself?” “Any experience like this?” Image Credit: pixabay.com
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• United States
21 Jul 17
Yes I suppose this could happen. I could be jealous of my young slim body lol
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@prashu228 (25530)
• India
21 Jul 17
Lol..
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• United States
21 Jul 17
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• United States
22 Jul 17
@Corbin5 (119949)
• United States
21 Jul 17
I think you may be right that an actor who plays a character he feels is much better than he happens to be may be jealous of that character. I have never been jealous of myself, but at times, a bit of jealousy felt about others who may be much better off in many areas than I am, but that kind of jealousy goes away quickly.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
@Corbin5 I do think that it is normal to feel jealous of others capabilities or skills. But then, it doesn't make sense if we don't do anything about it. For me, I look up to them and tried to attain of what they had reached in their lives. If it didn't work out, I just convince myself that I had tried my best.
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@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Jul 17
I suppose there are roles that can leave an actor feeling jealous that it is not who they really are @Shavkat . I have never been jealous of myself.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
Some actors cannot live on what they wanted in life outside their portrayal characters in the movie. For me, we can be jealous to our old self and tries to go back if there is a chance.
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@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Jul 17
@Shavkat true about some actors. Yes I suppose we all remember that glow of youth and sometimes miss it
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
@bluesa I do agree on that. But then, we can still keep the good qualities from the past.
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@ilocosboy (39231)
• Philippines
21 Jul 17
Maybe its not weird after all. Why? Well, maybe its the same thing as: "you love yourself" "you are angry with yourself" and of course, you are jealous with yourself.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
You have a point. We might feel jealous to oneself and wanted to go back to your old self. In time, the transition will happen to love oneself again.
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@ilocosboy (39231)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
That's it
@JudyEv (137655)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jul 17
I think I know what you're saying but I doubt that many are jealous of the characters they portray. Many actors seem to lack a lot of confidence despite their fame as an actor.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I do agree on that. Some actors didn't sustain their popularity and fell into depression. The portrayed characters so ideal to them and can never be in such situation.
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@shikharava (1851)
21 Jul 17
Yea, buds. Pretty much when i ain't doing nothing and slacking off, my writer persona gets jealous. Don't know nothing, (@_@)
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I was also active in writing before. I am jealous of being persistent in the old days.
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22 Jul 17
@Shavkat yea, it's true. If we don't write the writer persona kicks in our minds most of the times and we may feel jealously to that part of our persona.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
@shikharava At some point, there is a point that writers are well-known by people. It is through their brilliant ideas. But then, the readers the real persona of the writers. We might feel jealous because people loved the writing itself and not the writers personally.
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@shshiju (10556)
• Cochin, India
21 Jul 17
That's a different thinking. Some perfect artists take some time to come back from the character role.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I do agree that they can be good artists in portraying their movie characters. How about their personal life? I was thinking if they can be jealous in their portrayal characters.
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@shshiju (10556)
• Cochin, India
22 Jul 17
@Shavkat Yes . But I think the ordinary people are jealous more than them. Because they have huge fans. Fans like their heroes supernatural elements.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
23 Jul 17
@shshiju I do agree on that. Some fanatics might feel more jealous.
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• India
21 Jul 17
Yes agreed. Obviously it can happen
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
It is nice that we have the same notion of being jealous to oneself.
• India
23 Jul 17
@Shavkat hahaha. When was the last time when you were jealous?
@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
23 Jul 17
@optimisticbeauty Today, my friend.
@Mass_Sonu (1035)
• India
22 Jul 17
@Shavkat I'm not sure about being jealous of myself. It is weird.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I think it is possible. Jealousy to oneself is another level.
@Mass_Sonu (1035)
• India
22 Jul 17
@Shavkat I'm not sure if it's possible (personally for me, at least). And, not exactly the word jealousy...but sad, disappointment etc
@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
@LadyDuck (183478)
• Switzerland
21 Jul 17
I have no idea if this is the case, I think that they are so busy and stressed while playing that they have no time to enjoy their characters.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I was thinking that they can be busy in all aspects of acting. A good role can be ideal for them. Do these artists feel jealous of their roles in the movies?
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@LadyDuck (183478)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 17
@Shavkat No, I do not believe they feel jealous of their roles in the movies, sometimes they even hate to "become an icon". Sean Connery left the role of 007 because he hated to be identified as James Bond.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
@LadyDuck I do agree that some actors refused certain roles. It is also the same feelings for their celebrities' children.
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@renicemae (3689)
• Philippines
21 Jul 17
I wouldn't. But that would be really weird feeling like that. It is like you are competing to yourself.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I think it is normal to compete to oneself than competing to other people. I do challenge myself but not trying to compete with co-workers for instance.
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@renicemae (3689)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
@Shavkat Okay. You mean, you wanted to exceed your previous achievements...that's what you mean competing to yourself?
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
23 Jul 17
@renicemae Yes, my dear. It is just doing all the best at work and push oneself to achieve the personal goals.
@dollaboy (6153)
21 Jul 17
It happens most of the times
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
Recently, I also feel the same way. I am jealous of myself in reference to my old self.
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@dollaboy (6153)
22 Jul 17
@Shavkat we all are
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
@dollaboy I totally agree with you.
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@Sweetyt05 (488)
• Ranchi, India
21 Jul 17
I never experience this....
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
It is nice that you never experienced this.
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• Ranchi, India
23 Jul 17
@Shavkat I also thnk so
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
23 Jul 17
@TheHorse (73732)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jan
Interesting question. As you know, I'm an incredible musician. I don't feel jealous of myself. But I sometimes feel "ashamed" because I'm so good at music. Is that weird?
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
24 Jan
I think it is not weird feeling, my friend. A musician can move people while playing something. It is how you express yourself.
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
15 Dec
I think I know what you mean---the way 'this real life' makes you have to constantly do monotonous things (wash, clean, eat, etc.), things that 'the characters an actor plays' never had to do. Makes people like William Shatner or Chris Pine wish they could be Captain Kirk and not have to deal with this 'mortal flesh.' Reminds me: a friend of mine got the blueprints for the Starship Enterprise ... there aren't any bathrooms (or maybe there are, in newer versions; but the SciFi StackExchange has mixed opinions on it.
http://amzn.to/2yDLYJD
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@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
15 Dec
I know that it's a weird question, but I haven't seen a single bathroom on the Enterprise, not even on blueprints. Do they exist?
@CRK109 (14401)
• United States
22 Jul 17
I have never had to deal with feelings like this, so I'm not sure I understand them!
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
23 Jul 17
It sounds strange. But it can go for personal perception for some.
@just4him (129046)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jul 17
Interesting concept. No, I'm not jealous of myself.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
Thank you, my friend. I think it is a nice concept and intriguing topic.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
i am not jealous of myself. i am me and whatever i do, i did it with free will.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
It is nice to hear that, kabsat. I am jealous of myself during the old days being me.lol
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• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I don't think it's sane to be jealous of your former self. That was in the past which could never come back, there's just no point sulking over it.
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I think it is fine to feel jealous of oneself from the past. We can still adapt some good qualities during the old days to be a better person.
@Lucky15 (33681)
• Philippines
21 Jul 17
Hmm, not sure if i am
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@Shavkat (66349)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
Why? I think you can be...
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