Are you the jealous type?

United States
February 18, 2007 12:49am CST
I have seen some pretty jealous people in my time. Some are jealous to the point of being rediculous! I think everyone has some amount of jealousy in them, but taking it to extremes is really laughable at times. I have a friend who just loves Matthew McCounaghy (sp) and gets so jealous over any woman he may be with. I have to laugh at her and remind her that he is a celebrity, not her boyfriend. The worst is the type that leads to altercations.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
21 Feb 07
My first husband was extremely jealous. He would start fights if I so much as talked to a male work colleague, or a salesman in a shop!, That is probably wty he is "ex" - LOL, and it certainly means that I am not jealous at all. I have had it done to me, and I could never put anyone else through that! I have been with my present partner for 19 years now. I adore him, but there is no jealousy - jealousy is a destructive, and negative emotion, and kills any love. I hate it.
• United States
21 Feb 07
I was in the same shoes with my ex, even a male telemarketer would call and he'd go off the deep end, so I think that has alot to do with my lack of jealousy, plus my husband now is not at all like my ex.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 07
Unfortunately there are times, in all honesty that the little green eyed monster takes over, I'm jealous of people in a loving relationship because I know it will never work for me and that I've had nothing but disastrous relationships in the past, I am staying single for the rest of my life but it doesn't stop me from envying other people when you see them so happy and smitten with each other.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I wish I had a magic wand for you on this. Just because past relationships were disastrous doesn't mean all would be. Please, don't give up, there has to be someone out there that melds well with you. I highly recommend becoming good friends first and taking things slow. A little jealousy doesn't hurt. It is the ones that take it to extremes that scare me.
@ghurl5384 (121)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
i don't think i'm the jealous type of person. i was brought up by my parents to learn to share everything that i have. when it comes to people or love ones, i don't feel any jealousy when other people are close to them. maybe i'm just not an insecure type.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I guess I am not either. I am very secure about my husband's feelings for me. My friends enrich my life and I like to share the good things in life with others. I will not insist that their focus be 100% on me. Let them enrich other people's life too. My husband and I have a trust that goes beyond anything I ever imagined, so when we are out without each other, we can relax and not worry that there will be an argument when we get home.
@leahmae (105)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
i believe i am the jealous type, even with friends. but im the sort of jealous person who keeps it all in. Im not the confrontational type.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
i am the jealous type, because i dont like to share i like it evertyone at my side and not against me, even friends i feel jealous about who are they with, i cant control it its just me, everytime i try to think about it i cant bare the fact that someone else is taking whats mine.
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@Fishish (697)
• India
26 Feb 07
i am not the jelous type. i am completely happy with what i have. and i am proud of being what i am and have no intention of comparing my life wiht others', its not going to give me anything. i am happy being myself and there is no place for jelousy in my life:)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Unfortunately I am the jealous type and I think I've turned my fiancee into the type, too. He does it not because it's a part of him, but just out of frustration that I do it. On my part however, I am ready and willing to show him anything he'd like to know. On his part, he's always gotten confused as to why I'd even question him about certain things. For example, he's friends with a son of his 40-something year old ex-manager, and so he goes to their house from time to time (her son still lives with her) and I often insinuate that he likes her. I guess he's never encountered my sort, and that's why he turns it around, to try to get me to see what it feels like. I don't do anything that I would question him about though, even the ridiculous stuff that have female friends with a dad that I used to work for, so I guess since I don't do it I expect him not to. Since relationships become more concrete over time, I've realized an abundance of things, most importantly that his love is only for me. Now, I am trying to control the monster within...
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Jealousy within reasonable limits can easily be handled and it is normal. I feel jealous sometimes. I agree that jealousy of some people are already irrational and borders on insanity. I know of people who are like this and I always try my best to help them to be more rational.
@coolsid2007 (1030)
• India
23 Feb 07
I have seen some jealous people too ... though i would say that i am not jealous at all.. i used to be at one time.. but not now... there are spiritual reasons behind it and at the same time... i have learnt to deal with time and success in a better way than i did.. also the fact that now i myself am in a very good position to not to be jealous of anyone around me