Envy… A common feeling…

We all feel envy. It’s a spontaneous thought. Envy is an absolutely normal feeling that occurs when, involuntarily or not, we relate ourselves to others and find that they have something we lack.
To be envious is basically to react to the discovery of your disadvantage, to someone who looks like you, but apparently unfavorable, it benefits from superior qualities or circumstances.
The woman is genetically envious. Ethology, the science of animal and human behavior, have shown that human envy is a consequence of competition for primary needs: food, water, air, and reproduction, including sexuality. Any object of our envy is included in the desire, to be advantageous.
Feminine envy, in the historical past of the primitive man, had even the role of the physical elimination of opponents who were targeting a strong man, so capable of giving birth to surviving children in great conditions. Envy it is, therefore, extremely intense, having an inherited base, and is particularly aggressive against women who seem to pose a threat through superiority or the advantage of circumstances.
The woman of today is genetically as envious as the woman from 2,000 to 3,000 years ago, and envy is the feeling that pushes her into a competition, usually against other women. Women gossip and men hit. Unlike men, envy, it causes women to hit the competitor’s image. The most frequent phenomena are rumor and intrigue, as premeditated attitudes of defamation of the envious one, engages affective involvement and even strategies of the annihilation of ” The Ingrate” ! 😤
Ladies, calm down!  emotional instability transform any woman into a “drama queen”! ))

Author: mydoina

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes. -Carl Gustav Jung-

10 thoughts on “Envy… A common feeling…”

    1. Anthropology believes that envy has evolved in the animal world long before man, with the understanding of competition and differences between individuals. The woman, through the nature of the tasks imposed by the condition of being a future mother, perceive the competition with other women more intensely. Feminine envy has an inherited (instinctual) basis, and it particularly extremely aggressive against women who appear to represent a threat through superiority or the advantage of some circumstances. Thanks for the visit!


    1. Yes, you are right, greed belongs to the same category, although there may be circumstances and different factors that cause it …
      Envy is as old as mankind. Crimes are committed because of envy, politics are based on envy, institutions have been designed to regulate envy and there are powerful reasons to avoid being envied by others, for example, underachieving. 🙂
      “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
      It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
      The meat it feeds on … ”

      Othello, Act III, Scene 3

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      1. Shakesperare had it all figured. I am always amazed at the depth of his vision. And how, 5 centuries later, we seem to learned nothing… (Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…)

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