Envy vs Jealousy. There’s a Difference and Here’s How to Overcome It

What is the difference between envy vs Jealousy? Envy and Jealousy are feelings we experience when we want something we don’t have.

A feeling of discontent or covetousness concerning another’s advantages, success, possessions, etc.


Resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another’s success or advantage itself.


Envy occurs internally when you want something that someone else has. That causes a feeling of sadness and discontent in your own life.

Cause Of Envy

Jealousy, on the other hand,  involves another person. Jealousy consists of a level of anger towards another person.

Cause Of Jealousy

The first step to overcoming envy or Jealousy is to become satisfied with what we have. When you appreciate the good in your life, you no longer need other people’s things.

You can do this by practicing mindfulness, starting a gratitude journal (or a similar gratitude challenge), and taking time to focus on the goodness in your life.

You also appreciate what you have when you notice how much more you have than others. You can do this by giving to those who are less fortunate than you.

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