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Envy

  • By: Wilco W. van Dijk
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Envy is a negative, unpleasant, and often-painful emotion that is elicited by comparison with another person or group that has something that one either desires or wishes that the others lacked. This might include an attribute, a possession, a social position, ...

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