Helping, selfless, yet jealous?
August 14, 2012 9:44 AM Subscribe
On rare occasions, I dislike this feeling I get when I'm helping others. Why do I sometimes feel jealous if those that I help, spend time being helped by others? I should be happy for them, right? It is rare, but it happens and it is bothersome!
posted by Bodrik to Human Relations (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a few ideas on why I feel this way at times. As an introvert I get the feeling this could be more common if I were more outgoing and had more interactions. I normally wouldn't mind it enough to ask, so this is very much an impulse question.
1. Is this feeling normal? Perhaps a thorn in the selfless person's side?
2. As long as it is rare is it okay?
3. If you (a fellow mind) have felt this way. What did you do to get over it? Was it definitely an underlying issue as the root cause?