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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Envy is fascinating..really.

Psychologists recently suggested that there may be two types of envy:
1 malicious envy to inflict misfortune on others.
2 benign envy being proposed as a type of positive motivational force.


People, in my case, patients find themselves experiencing an overwhelming irritable emotion due to someone else who they consider an equal owning desirable items that they do not.

What they are blind to is what they have.

Dealing with it, requires a deep understanding of philosophical tools, something which is often a quality of education.

A significant amount of research has been done, avoid or confront.

Neither is totally sucessful. A mixture is best, and each concoction, tailormade to the person, the times, the relationships and self image.

The more effective strategies for reducing initial envy appear to be stimulus focused.


Individuals with narssisism are often envious of others or believe others are envious of him or her.
A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person's ability by using contempt to minimise the other person.

Isn't life complex and colorful, that it can be taken apart and analysed?

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