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ENVY

As we dive into our discussion of ENVY I think it’s important to point out that envy and jealousy are in fact different. Not only do they manifest differently but they actually exist in completely different regions of the brain. Jealousy is an emotional response to the perceived threat of losing a meaningful relationship to someone else. Like losing a best friend or partner to a new friend or lover. Or fear of Losing the attention of a parent to a brand new baby sister. Because jealousy is seen as a direct threat to losing something we hold dear, it effects the frontal lobe, the part of the brain crucial to emotional regulation, more specifically the lateral septum located in...

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