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Then, fearing potentially destructive results among the envious, the envied people may engage in prosocial behavior (Riem, Bakermans-Kranenburg, Huffmeijer, & van IJzendoorn, 2013), which is behavior aimed at benefiting others through maintaining and increasing their well-being and welfare (Eslami & Arshadi, 2016).
In this sense, envy may be defined as a negative emotional response to another person's superior qualities, characteristics, achievements or possessions in which the envier either desires the superior advantage or wants that which the envied person has (Smith & Kim, 2007) and is associated with the motivation to improve oneself by moving upward (Crusius & Lange, 2014).
The exceptions might be saints, though the Bible says that at times, the apostles envied one another (see "Even Jesus Has to Choose," July 4, 2014).
I might, in past years, have envied other designers who got more prestigious jobs, better reviews, or more money.
She bookends a wide-ranging social history of envy with an explanation of its relevance to Jonson's writing, surveying anthropological, sociological, theological, and emblematic sources to describe social beliefs about envy, the 'evil eye', and the notion of looking 'askance' or 'squinting' at an envied object (22, 26).
Envy of this 'openly desiring' sort differs, in my view, from Nietzschean ressentiment because it makes a direct identificatory claim (with the envied other) on behalf of desire.
In order to illustrate the article's proposition, we use the case of envy, a social emotion by nature, which presupposes social interaction and comparison between the envier and the envied.
In the course of destructive envy, the envious wastes time and effort; on the other hand it hurts the people who are envied if they dedicate the time and emotion to deal with the envious," he added.
They studied people who showed these two kinds of envy and found that people with benign envy were motivated to improve themselves, to do better so they could be more like the person they envied.
I envied the knowledge my teachers possessed and strove to gain at least a fraction.
Therefore, hostile and depressive feelings in envy are respectively linked to the envying person's subjective belief that the envied person's advantage is unfair, and to the envying person's sense of inferiority.