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4. Ask yourself if the comparison is truly fair.

It may be tempting to compare yourself to others when there’s so many other people who live in the same world as you. But, comparing your own life to someone else’s can leave you blindsighted about your own strengths and talents. You might not think you’re attractive, smart, or creative enough when you think your role model seems perfect. Even the most well-accomplished people in this world have their own flaws and insecurities to work through. If you’re going to compare yourself to someone else, do it in a way that benefits your well-being, rather than tearing your own sense of self down.

If you’re interested in an exercise that helps you identify your core strengths, you can email us directly at editorial@psych2go.net and we will walk the exercise with you. 

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  1. Hi! Jealousy is a very psychologically interesting topic and there is a lot of evolutionary theory behind it, which makes it a great topic to talk about. Everything here was written and developed well. The suggestions of CBT and mindfulness were a great and very thoughtful addition. However, I noticed that in the introduction, you briefly mention detatchment, but you haven’t expanded on its role and its popularity (if popularity is what you meant by the statement, I wasn’t too sure). I think that there is room for you to explain this further and how this relates to jealousy. But otherwise, great job!

    • Hi Rosie, thanks as always for your input! =) I took in your suggestion and expanded further upon detachment. And yes! CBT and mindfulness are amazing methods I often use when my mental health isn’t doing so well. Thanks so much for reading! I hope you have a great day! =)

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Written by Catherine Huang

Catherine Huang graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English. She has a penchant for storytelling, ramen, and psychology. Catherine is a writer for Psych2Go and looks forward to reaching out to its growing community, hoping to encourage others to tap into self-examination and confront life's challenges head on with the most difficult questions.

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