How Jealous Or Envious Are You?

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How Jealous Or Envious Are You?

Some comparison is natural but when it becomes excessive then it leads to envy and jealousy. How jealous or envious are you? Find out by taking the following quiz. But try to be honest without judging yourself. We all possess these tendencies to a varying extent at different times. Be brave. Identify areas where you need to grow.

 

1. Do I sometimes get satisfaction from putting people down?YesNo
2. Would I feel relieved if a colleague didn’t get promoted, even though I may like him or her?YesNo
3. Do I often think that others are better off than me?YesNo
4. Do I resent people who seem to have everything?YesNo
5. Do I feel diminished by someone’s beauty, brains, or accomplishments?YesNo
6. Am I afraid of people trying to outdo me?YesNo
7. Am I threatened by my mate’s past?YesNo
8. Am I bent out of shape when my mate looks at someone else?YesNo
9. Do I see my mate’s friends as rivals for my attention or affection?YesNo

How to interpret this quiz

  • If you had 0 yeses – You have very little jealousy or envy (or, you’re kidding yourself).
  • If you had 1 yes – You have a small amount of jealousy or envy. Be aware that even one affirmative response gives you an opportunity to clear these emotions.
  • If you had 2 yeses – You have a small amount of jealousy or envy.
  • If you had 3 yeses – You have a moderate amount of jealousy or envy.
  • If you had 4 yeses – You have a moderate amount of jealousy or envy.
  • If you had 5 yeses – You have a moderate amount of jealousy or envy.
  • If you had 6 yeses – You have a significant amount of jealousy or envy.
  • If you had 7 yeses – You have a significant amount of jealousy or envy.
  • If you had 8 yeses – You have a significant amount of jealousy or envy.
  • If you had 9 yeses – You have a significant amount of jealousy or envy.

This quiz is excerpted from Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff MD

(Learn more about combating jealousy and envy in Chapter 11)

 

Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People.  Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s 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 and has a TEDX talk with over half a million views. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about empaths and intuition on www.drjudithorloff.com.

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