Apr 10, 2010
In this episode we look at two different but related emotions: Jealousy and Envy. People often get these two emotions mixed up. For example, someone may notice your nice new car. They come up to you and say "You have a lovely car. I sure am jealous of you." What they really mean is that they are envious of you. Or say your wife, girlfriend or significant other starts talking to a handsome younger fellow at a party. You start to feel uneasy and a little anxious, and then you decide it is time for you and your partner go back home and wash your car! This would be an example of jealousy.
It is important to know how jealousy and envy are different. We will continue to talk about jealousy in the next Episode. I will give a formal definition of jealousy which we will unpack in the style of earlier podcasts.
This podcast series is based on my book The Six Faces of Love which can be viewed at craigowen.net