Can jealous co-workers become friends?

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Can jealous co-workers become friends?

“Normally, the outstanding person is always [eliciting] jealousy from others,” said Measkeo Vorleak, an employee at a private bank.

In the work field, there is always some conflict and jealousy between employees when someone is better than someone else. However, while some employees openly show dislike, others show nothing, but act badly behind the co-worker’s back.

Vorleak just started a new position at a bank two months ago and wanted to share the problems she encountered in her past work experience with Lift.

“In the previous place, there was a lady who was always envious and waited to find my mistakes,” she said.

Vorleak wondered if jealousy is a natural part of being human, and questioned why we would need to be envious and do bad things to each other.

“Sometimes, I am also jealous about others, but jealous in a [positive] way and I try to challenge myself to be like him or her,” she said.

The important point is that Vorleak does not want to have any problems or conflicts with jealous co-workers, but wants to forge positive relationships with them. Hence, she wants to know strategies to deal with jealousy and how to turn jealousy into friendship.

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