• the medulla oblongata
  • I'd love to find out the answer to this one to actually nice Q! :) I think it comes from people not being grateful for what they have in life... and always wanting what someone else has or is getting.. :)
  • Canada...
  • from the pit of your stomach when someone else is hitting on your boyfriend lol. :-)
  • Fear. Fear is at the heart and soul of jealousy. Fear that you're not good enough, fear that you will lose something you value. All jealousy comes from a place of fear. It's been my experience that unchecked jealousy becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. An emotional law of physics, if you will. Allow jealousy to get a foothold in your heart and mind, and your fear will become reality. A simple example: Jealousy rears its ugly little head when you see your S/O smiling at some other girl. You become a little clingy. He responds negatively, of course, although the two of you may not even realize the shift. You, in turn, get a little clingier, a little needier. The chick he smiled at yesterday starts looking a little more interesting, and you, a little less. You push him and what happens? He moves - away. The vicious cycle continues and soon, takes on a nasty little life of its own. That is the dynamic of jealousy: a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Jealousy comes from a lack of self-esteem and a fear of losing the partner when a better alternative comes along. (That's the short version.)
  • There are several types of jealousies, not all bad. Some come from insecurities, some from suspicions, possibly true, and some come from wanting to protect reputations, as in being jealous of the effects of things on someone's good name.
  • Jealousy comes from greed and avarice.
  • Spoiled children grow up to be jealous adults. They always want something handed to them on a silver platter and their jealousy is directed toward people who earn their stuff with hard work.
  • It's probably a natural emotion intended to ensure the capacity to procreate. Everyone wants to know the meaning of life. I think it's to produce offspring and ensure survival. Pretty basic. Everyone wants a mate and doesn't want them taken away.
  • In Dante's Purgatorio, the envious are punished by having their eyes sewn shut. This is because they devired pleasure from *seeing* others brought down. I think jealousy is rooted in the inability to accurately *see* aspects of your own life as satisfactory and better yet, successful; a figurative inner blindness that results in an outward hyperopia. :)
  • Well, God gave it to us. He gave us jealousy so that we would guard the things of God (our relationship with him) without compromise. However, being human as we all are, we have twisted those feelings and use them against each other. We place value on people and things that should only belong to God. We become so attached to earthly things, we begin to have a warped sense of their importance in our lives to the point of eventually destroying that which we sought to have.
  • Could I say a few words about where it can go?:):)
  • What drives someone crazy is not by another person's looks, but how the other person will have qualities that you don't have. For example, the other person can be the smartest but doesn't necessarily have the prettest face. Jealousy can also come from when another person can please the opposite sex much more better.
  • Observa has a good article on this subject entitled: "Jealousy? For the Italians it’s the fault of the genes" by Valeria Arzenton
  • Actually it's just fear of not knowing information you want to hear. Once you have it, you're no longer jealous but it may turn to anger.
  • Insecurity
  • Jealousy comes from our heart which is deceitful above all things.
  • your jealous bone
  • Desire and insecurity.
  • Jealousy can be unhealthy or healthy, depending on your motivation. Unhealthy jealousy stems from fear, insecurity, deception, or covetousness. When you feel yourself acting out in jealousy, you need to examine the reason why you feel jealous.

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