What is jelaousy? What are the types of jelaousy?

Jealousy is always coexist with love but does not dissapear without love. For people who cannot be sure of the commitment of their partners, the focus of their lives is to seize this assurance. When people are sure of their partners’ love and devotion, they begin to dis appreciate it.

Their partners become the people who need to understand the stress of their lives and the fatigue of daily life. In this sense, romantic jealousies allow the couple to reconsider the relationship due to the physical and emotional anxiety it creates and may be useful in reminding the value they attach to their spouse. This is similar to the time when the toy we don’t play anymore gains value in our eyes when another child starts playing .


It is necessary to draw attention to the pathological aspect of jealousy. At this point, jealousy can be associated with low self-esteem. Individuals with low self-esteem tend to interpret their partner’s behavior in terms of abandonment. They adhere to relationships, low self-esteem nourishes addiction.

Basic Types of Jealousy:

Reactive / provocative jealousy: A negative emotional response to a partner’s relationship with others.

Cognitive Neurotic Jealousy: It is a form of anxious jealousy. Individuals are cognitively relates with an image of their spouse meeting with someone else, and this often leads to more obsessive anxiety, sadness and skepticism.

Preventive Jealousy: Aims at preventing betrayal. The individual cannot tolerate the slightest interest of the partner to a third party and overreacts. They make a significant effort to ensure that her partner does not contact a third person. They often check the personal belongings of their partners (mobile phone messages, bags, etc.). Such couples usually meet with other couples. Single friends, women living alone in the apartment have the potential of cheating.

Avoiding clues that create jealousy as well as extreme jealousy also implies low self-esteem. Most of the time, we wonder why why women doesn’t end their relationship even though it’s abusive. This is not a fate, and some people choose to have this type of relationship as partners, with or without awareness. Such people often refer to relationships based on mutual trust as “boring. We call it “pathological tolerance for spouses to accept cheating or refrain from questioning.

In the paradigm of deception, it is of interest to see whether spouses perceive emotional cheating or sexual cheating as worse (Buss 1992). The researchers observed gender differences in deceitful responses by measuring heartbeat and galvanic skin response. In the study, while women perceived emotionally cheating more sadly, men reacted more to sexual cheating.

Jealousy in Infants


The researchers then concluded that sexual infidelity can lead to emotional infidelity. And emotional infidelity can lead to another, and it does not make sense to make a definite distinction.

In general, for individuals the jealousy of the competitor increases when they see the characteristics that their partners find important and evaluates the competitor over these characteristics. Competitors who leave it behind in terms of characteristics important to an individual’s self-confidence are the most threatening. (Salowey 1996, DeSteno 1998). Aronson (1983) also stated that the least jealousy they feel against was the people they never knew, and the ones who created the most jealousy were the individuals they knew personally.

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Sefa Ozer
Sefa Ozer
Currently studying psychology and researching cognitive behavioral therapy. Also have studied comprative literature,interested in gender studies,. Loves helping people playing video games, music and dancing.
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