Spotting a Jealous Friend
Start writing a post
Student Life

5 Ways To Spot Someone Who Is Jealous Of You

We all have those people in our lives who do get jealous.

5 Ways To Spot Someone Who Is Jealous Of You

Noticing someone who may be jealous of you can actually be very frustrating. You actually can have mixed emotions about dealing with jealous people. At first, you may feel confused and a little scared. You may be thinking "wait, did I do something,"? " But I never did anything to purposely hurt them.." "I'm cool with them but why aren't they cool with me?" Everyone, it's okay. Just because someone acts a certain way towards you does not always mean it's you. It actually can be just them. Trust me, you would know if you did anything that could affect someone in a negative way and then they didn't like you. Now, I am going to explain 5 ways on how to tell if someone is actually jealous of you instead.

1. Showing lack of self-asteem in themselves.


I notice when people are jealous of others, they tend to always talk bad about themselves. The one's that do that are mainly insecure about their own self. This can be very annoying because if they generally don't like who they are as a person, they will try and take it out on others to make themselves feel better. For some reason people who are jealous want to bring others down and want them to feel how they feel so they don't feel alone. But that is not healthy, we should all be building each other up in a positive way, asking for advice, reaching out for help, instead of jabbing some else to some extent of feeling better.

2. Generally does not like you for no specific reason.

Have you ever met someone and they generally aren't liking your vibe right from the start? But you haven't even done anything to them? Everything is generally fine between the two of you, but you notice all the signs of them acting weird towards you for no reason. They have never confronted you about something that is bothering them with you. They also could still confront you about something, but it could be over something that is so small and ridiculous that can easily be passed along.

3. Clingy.

We all have that one clingy friend... this can be a sign of jealousy. One big red flag is if you are hanging around with other people, and that person becomes secretly annoyed by it. They also start to copy things that you do. It could be from how you do your hair, how you dress, hobbies, trying to hang out with the same friends. This can be hard to deal with if you really need space from them, because you don't want to come off as rude if you want to try to tell them to back off a little bit.

4. Points out the negative only in something you do.

This one can have the most effect on others. It is so easy to pick out and identify the negative in everything because no one wants to have negativity in their life no matter what. We try our best to stay strong and avoid negativity, but it can be hard at times if we are constantly surrounded by negative influences. For a person to always point out the negative in what you do, shows that they have a lot of negativity going on in their life. They have that affect on you to bring you down so they can have some sort of upper-hand to make themselves feel good.

5. Acts different around you compared to others.

We all can tell if you are being treated differently from that jealous person. Notice when you may see them around or hang around them, they may be more quiet, rude, or weird towards you? But when you see them interacting with someone else, they are the complete opposite from how you are treated? Annoying right? It's so petty when people do that... But if you are experiencing these things, you have every right to cut out of your life if it is becoming unhealthy and toxic to your own life.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me

This one's for you, Spock.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me
Liz Abere

Owning a pet can get difficult and expensive. Sometimes, their vet bills cost hundreds of dollars just for one visit. On top of that, pets also need food, a wee wee pad for a dog, a litter box with litter for a cat, toys, and treats. Besides having to spend hundreds of dollars on them, they provide a great companion and are almost always there when you need to talk to someone. For the past six years, I have been the proud owner of my purebred Bengal cat named Spock. Although he's only seven years and four months old, he's taught me so much. Here's a few of the things that he has taught me.

Keep Reading...Show less

Kinder Self - Eyes

You're Your Own Best Friend

Kinder Self - Eyes

It's fun to see all of the selfies on social media, they are everywhere. I see pictures with pouty lips, duck lips and pucker lips. I see smokey eyes, huge fake lashes and nicely done nose jobs, boob jobs and butt lifts. Women working out in spandex, tiny tops and flip flops. I see tight abs and firm butts, manicured nails and toes, up dos and flowing hair. "Wow", I think to myself," I could apply tons of make-up, spend an hour on my hair, pose all day and not look like that. Maybe I need a longer stick!"

Keep Reading...Show less

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Ancient Roman Kings: 7 Leaders of Early Rome

The names and dates of the reigns of the first four kings, as well as the alternation of Sabin and Latin names, are more legendary than historical. The last three kings, of Etruscan origin, have an existence which seems less uncertain.

inside ancient roman building
Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash

It is evident that all this is only a legend although archeology shows us little by little that these kings if they did not exist as the ancient history, describes them, have at least in the very Outlines were real as chief of a shepherd’s tribe. The period when kings ruled Rome could estimate at 245 years.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments