If you're doing well, inevitably someone's going to hate you for it. People get jealous. It's a part of life. If you've got a great boyfriend, there's going to be someone around the corner trying to steal him. If you've got a wicked sense of style, there's going to be another person trying to rip your clothes off. If you're breathing air, there's going to be someone trying to take the oxygen molecules you're taking it. It happens.
Sometimes jealousy can be hard to detect. So how can you tell if someone's jealous of you? Here are some things they'll do or say if they've been drinking the haterade.
Someone who's jealous of you will totally compliment you - they just won't mean it. And you'll probably end up feeling like they were just insulting you, even if they said nothing but good things. How can they make something nice sound so mean? Do they possess a weird magic?
Your success is their failure, so why would they be happy for you like a normal person? Every time you pull off the seemingly impossible, they'll be there to say it's "not a big deal" and that you're "overreacting" if you're excited by your victory. So what if you just walked on the moon? Anyone can do that!
Imitation is a form of flattery... and jealousy. If someone copies your look so much that you swear they have to be Single White Female-ing you, then they're jealous of you. To them, you have it all! Of course they'd have to walk around looking like the cheap knock-off version of you!
The mysterious rumor that the only reason why you got promoted is because your boss drew your name out of a hat was probably started by a jealous person. To your face, someone who's jealous of you is going to be your best friend. Behind your back, that jealous person is your worst enemy.
Since a jealous person thinks that when you win, they lose, they have to beat you. And they have to beat you in everything. Who has the better car? That's a competition. Who gets to the elevator first? That's a competition. Who can sigh the loudest? That's a competition. Even if you're not competing, it's a competition.
A jealous person will always gloat when given the chance. There's no such thing as a modest jealous person. If they do even the tiniest thing right, like managing to tie their shoes successfully, they'll brag about it for days. God forbid they actually accomplish something major. You'll never hear the end of it.
Since a jealous person wants nothing more than to see you fail, they'll sabotage you any chance they get. Our advice is to never ask someone who's jealous of you for advice. They'll tell you the exact reverse of what you should do, as if it's Opposite Day.
If a jealous person is taking smack about you behind your back, eventually they'll do it to your face. They can't help it. It'll just come out. The person who thinks you can never do anything right is jealous AF of you.
If jealous people love it when you fail, they love it when you fail in public even more. It's like Christmas for them. Instead of waiting for something bad to happen to you that they can exploit, they'll try to speed things up by finding opportunities to make you look bad. What fun!
Their secret hatred of you can only remain a secret for so long. If someone seems like they hate you even if they don't even know you, they're probably jealous of you. And honestly, isn't that the best reason to be hated? For seeming like you have it all?
Dealing with jealous people is just the price you have to pay for being awesome. Sometimes the best thing you can do is just give people a reason to be jealous of you! Go out there and live your best life! Haters gonna hate, and you're gonna do you.