Having a great group of friends is one of the best things you can have in this life. Experiences are more enjoyable when you have a circle of friends who support you and share in your successes. But not everyone is lucky enough to depend on a true group of friends. Some may not have friends. Others have to endure a fate worse than having no friends at all: having friends who don’t really support them. It can sometimes be hard to tell if you have “fake” friends, but it’s a sad reality for many. These types of friends are not supportive because, in many cases, they are secretly jealous of anyone who is better than them. The interesting thing about jealous friends is that many of them continue to be friends with jealous people. Experts have discovered that the reason for this may be because, often, people are ashamed to admit to others or themselves that they are jealous. It’s up to you to find out for yourself where your friends’ loyalties lie. Do you know if your friends really have your back? Check out these 6 signs your friends are jealous of you.
They are always competing with you.
Healthy competition between friends can be a good thing, pushing each person to achieve higher standards and achieve together. But you can always cross the border of jealousy with an obsession, which is always toxic.
They think that life in general is unfair.
People who have a “woe is me” attitude towards life tend to have less accountability for themselves and what they do to achieve their own dreams. They think life is unfair and circumstances conspire against them at every turn. With such an attitude, they are likely to view your achievements as unfair and unworthy.
They rain on your parade.
Whether it’s finding a way to lighten your mood with their sad story or just being generally negative, some people never let you have your moment to shine. Of course, if a friend is going through something, it’s great to be the one to ask. But if their tragedies and dramas always conveniently happen while you reveal happy tidings, they won’t be able to bear seeing you win.
They explain your qualifications.
Some friends can be so jealous that they actually humiliate you in the process of trying to tear down your achievements. Jealous friends of this type may try to explain away your success by pointing out how you may have had help or that you only got to where you are because of your connections. But using your resources and having a good network is not a disadvantage, and such comments are a sign of jealousy.
They ignore your success on social media.
Have you ever noticed that your friend doesn’t seem to comment on your social posts about your success, but others always do online? This is a huge red flag for jealousy because they are deliberately ignoring your success.
They are very critical of everything you do.
Overly critical friends will justify their negativity by saying that they’re trying to look out for you. Even if those choices lead you to success, they are the most important and decisive of all your decisions. But the strange thing is: your instincts and decision-making skills have successfully led you to the successful moments in life that you have achieved and are currently enjoying. So why would they want you to deviate from such clear reasoning? Because they never want you to achieve your goals in the first place.