Are You Jealous of Your Boss?


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Summary of Article

Jealousy is a natural human emotion that can aid in our personal development if we use it as a prompt to grow. Jealousy normally arises in situations where “I want what you have.” In the work setting, this could be targeted at a boss who has more perceived power and pay, or a colleague that received a promotion over you. It’s during these moments that our inner critic kicks in and creates feelings of comparison and unworthiness. Jealous thoughts can lead to extreme physical and emotional suffering. However, if quickly identified, they can provide tremendous lessons in our own personal development.

In this U.S. News & World Report article, I share my tips on how to shift your thoughts and turn jealous emotions into positive self-esteem building opportunities.

Read the full article on U.S. News & World Report here.


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her companion book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Her latest journal is Affirmations for Empaths. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She blends the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Gateway Asia. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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