The Psychology of Envy: How Evolutionary Responses Drive Jealousy

The Psychology of Envy: How Evolutionary Responses Drive Jealousy

Envy is one of the seven deadly sins, as highlighted in the Book of Genesis, which recounts Cain’s killing of his brother Abel motivated by envy.

Evolutionary psychologists suggest that jealousy is an inherited response that provides a “fitness advantage” for survival.

Men are more inclined towards sexual jealousy, while women are wary of emotional infidelity. Envy is born from feeling inferior and can be the killer of joy or transmuted into creative ambition.

Some individuals are more likely to be possessed by it.

The enemy of jealousy is gratitude, and every person has the power to rise to their higher self.

Envy is the religion of the mediocre, as it soothes their worries and rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and greed until they believe them to be virtues.

Taurus is inclined towards envy, and William Shakespeare, who coined the term “green-eyed monster,” was a Taurus.

Charlotte Brontë was so jealous of her sister’s good looks and literary prowess that she willfully stopped the republication of a book that would have cemented her reputation as a great author.

Leos hate to lose, and their insecurity and need for love make them natural competitors and naturally jealous of anyone who could usurp them.

They root for underdogs and want everyone to do well, but never better than them.

Scorpio is a fixed water sign that craves intensity and intensely. Matters of the heart always feel like matters of life and death to a scorpion.

Because wrath is the twisted sister of envy, Scorpio Tonya Harding, who got a personal shout out in the list of the most vengeful zodiac signs, was motivated by jealousy.

Scorpios are concerned with power and control and are determined to make it to the top.

Kris Jenner, a Scorpio, has admitted to being jealous of her partner’s ex-wives and female pets alike, as it’s top bitch billing or bust for a Scorpio.

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