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 a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates 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 Asia. 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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