How do I get over my irrational jealousy?
November 18, 2010 11:51 AM Subscribe
How do I get over my jealousy of people around me doing the same things as me? My rational mind would very much like to collaborate with these people, but I find myself feeling bitter about their skill instead.
posted by ejfox to Human Relations (25 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I really love photography, I take photos myself and I spend a lot of time surfing the web and enjoying photos by awesome independent photographers. However, if I meet someone and then find out that they take awesome photos, I usually find myself bitter and jealous more than encouraged and proud. I guess it's some sort of jealousy, but I'd much rather just appreciate their work.
I'm sure this could apply to a lot of fields, how do scientists working together deal with one person getting published more often? How do teammates on a sports team deal with one player who is really world-class?
I'd like to get over my bitterness/jealousy and work with these people and compliment them on their work, any tips?