How to Deal with Envy

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How to Deal with Envy

  1. 1. How to Deal With Envy
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Envy is the desire for what others have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Status, lifestyle, possessions, characteristics, or relationships. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Important <ul><li>If it is not controlled, it can develop into contempt, malice, and the destruction of others. </li></ul><ul><li>It is fueled by expectations that one deserves recognition and success over another individual. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Envy - Definition <ul><li>T he distress people feel when others get what they want . </li></ul><ul><li>A feeling of discontent and resentment aroused by and in conjunction with desire for the possessions or qualities of another. </li></ul><ul><li>A strong desire for something that another person has. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Envy – Main Causes <ul><li>Dissatisfaction (Focusing on what one doesn’t have rather than what one does have). </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison to others. </li></ul><ul><li>Pride (The false idea that one deserves a life filled with personal gain and satisfaction). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Envy – Main Causes <ul><li>Seeking significance/Low self-esteem (lack of self-worth). </li></ul><ul><li>Desire for worldly gain. Seeking money, appearance, status, achievements, or talents that are of only temporary value. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ways to Deal With Envy <ul><li>Be honest. Do not deceive yourself; reveal your true feelings, attitudes, and motivations. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a lifestyle of gratitude. Think about what you do have and be grateful. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid activities that encourage comparison. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself why. When feeling envious, ask yourself what it is about someone else that you are envious of. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ways to Deal With Envy <ul><li>Take a step back. When feeling envious, stop and realize it. </li></ul><ul><li>Grow. Make a plan to develop your own positive qualities and unique gifts. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give up. Jealousy and envy can be a constant struggle for some individuals and can be indicative of an unresolved past pain. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Envy is the opposite of love because while love celebrates the good of another, envy seeks to destroy another in order benefit oneself. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas Prof. Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis

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