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7 Subtle Signs of Jealous Neighbors That Should Alarm You

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3. They imitate you

According to psychology and research in the field, when one person imitates another, this is a clear sign that they like them. Behavior like this has been accepted for a long time as a sign of flattery, but this is not always the case.

When you are dealing with jealous neighbors, if they start imitating you, this can indicate that they consider you a threat and copy you because they aim to be more like you. Now, if we get back to the first theory, it’s not that they don’t like you. They want to be you, but for this to happen, they have to do something to take your place.

And sometimes they will start to imitate all the things you do. Do you have a new pool? Surprise! They’ve just started building a pool in their yard, and they always insist on telling you that their pool will be so much better than yours.

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  1. Hello,
    Thank you for your tips.
    I will look into this information.

    Enjoy the holidays,
    Arnetta Brown

  2. What advice do you have about jealous inlaws? Son’s wife and her mother constantly picking at me I try to be friends but they make it difficult with the constant negativity

  3. I am retired now, but many years ago when I was working in an office I had a hobby making some crafts, which I made a bit of money selling to my fellow employees. Everyone loved my handmade crafts–but strangely, no one in my department ever bought anything, even though I made some refrigerator magnets for only 99 cents! I could sense they were jealous. However, I always got compliments and praises from the “big shots” in my company, because I think they did not feel threatened, as were my peers who gave me the cold shoulder. So I got along much better with the “higher ups.” And when I sewed myself an outfit and wore it at work, the lesser employees were anxious to point out any flaws in my sewing. They seemed to enjoy putting me down–creepy! I was a single girl and could not afford to buy many clothes, so I sewed. When others outside my department gave me a compliment on my sewing, they seemed grieved. It was creepy. Sorry to be rambling on so much, but it really bothered me. Thanks for reading this. I think it is THEIR PROBLEM, not mine, now that I reflect on this. So don’t let these creeps bother you.

  4. I have coworkers like that, I never knew that was cause of them being jealous of me, that never crossed my mind.

  5. I have a very jealous sister in law. When I would try to talk to her she would ignore me. I even asked her to be in my wedding she refused.she even turned her kids against me and one of her good friends. And I don’t even know her friend for her to hate me. And all this because of jealousy.

  6. Well, this is very interesting topic here because I do have jealous neighbor. Everything that is mentioned here is happening now.

  7. I don’t have jealous neighbors but I’ve had some ‘friends’ or though I believed were friends do these exact same things to me. It hurt beyond measure, but we all live and learn!

  8. I used to have jealous neighbors but they moved. But I have an overly jealous sister in law. She turned her kids against me too.

  9. Honestly, I could never do anything right for them. BUT when I had a skylight crash and didn’t have the cash but paid for it with a painting… the only part of this they LOVED is that I didn’t have the money. No credit for how I paid for it. THEN slowly… the wife said that she painted too and we could paint together. NO THANK YOU.

    I learned the hard way and I don’t look back.

  10. Baby, I have been fighting that green-eyed monster for at least 10 years. It has been different groups, even Church members. I think that the Church Members are feeding from others because I am not around them except on Sunday. I have learned to adapt and keep moving forward.

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