Jealousy

@kennyj43 (188)
India
October 16, 2006 8:10am CST
Would you get jealous if your best friends at times spend more time with some one else????Would u get jealous if your girl friend considers some one else a closer friend than you???when all do you get jealous???
6 responses
@mridig (202)
• India
8 Jan 07
Jealousy typically refers to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that occur when a person believes a valued relationship is being threatened by a rival. The word jealousy stems from the French jalousie, formed from jaloux (jealous), and further from Low Latin zelosus (full of zeal), and from the Greek word for "ardour, zeal" (with a root connoting "to boil, ferment"; or "yeast"). Jealousy is a familiar experience in human relationships. It has been reported in every culture and in many forms where researchers have looked. [1] [2] [3] It has been observed in infants as young as 5-6 months old and in adults over 65 years old. [4] [5] [6] [7] It has been an enduring topic of interest for scientists, artists, and theologians. Psychologists have proposed several models of the processes underlying jealousy and have identified individual differences that influence the expression of jealousy. Sociologists have demonstrated that cultural beliefs and values play an important role in determining what triggers jealousy and what constitutes socially acceptable expressions of jealousy. Biologists have identified factors that may unconsciously influence the expression of jealousy. Artists have explored the theme of jealousy in photographs, paintings, movies, songs, plays, poems, and books. Theologians have offered religious views of jealousy based on the scriptures of their respective faiths. Despite its familiarity, however, people define jealousy in different ways. Some even mislabel it as being protective of something or someone, when the fact is, it's really simply possessive jealousy itself; and many feel they don't possess effective strategies for coping with this form of jealousy. [8]
• India
4 Dec 06
i m not feel jealous
@chalmette69 (3010)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I think if you are truly friends with someone, you would be happy they have other friends, I mean it is probley normal to be a little jealous, but you should not be jealous of your friend.
@borg_queen (2535)
• Philippines
18 Oct 06
I get jealous when lesser posters are chosen as 'best response' instead of me.
@shadowauror (1517)
• India
16 Oct 06
i get jealous when everyone here is earning in 10s and 20s while im stuck with bloody 0.54 dollars...gimme the best response oh moderator ....
• India
16 Oct 06
i get jealous at many occasions...hard to be specific there....i blv it(jealousy) is somethin which is gud to a small xtent as it drives u to improve on somethin:D