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Envy

See also Jealousy.
Amneris
envious of Aida. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, Aida, Westerman, 325]
Cinderella’s sisters
envious of their sister’s beauty. [Folklore: Barnhart, 246]
green
symbol of envy; “the green-eyed monster.” [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357; Br. Lit.: Othello]
Iago
Othello’s ensign who, from malevolence and envy, persuades Othello that Desdemona has been unfaithful. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Joseph’s brothers
resented him for Jacob’s love and gift. [O.T.: Genesis 37:4]
Lensky
envy of Onegin leads to his death in a duel. [Russ. Opera: Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Westerman, 395–397]
Lisa
envious of Amina; tries unsuccessful stratagems. [Ital. Opera: Bellini, The Sleepwalker, Westerman, 128–130]
Snow White’s stepmother
envious of her beauty, queen orders Snow White’s death. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 184]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In both cases, the envied individuals did not develop envy toward their enviers, rather complementary emotions (feeling envied).
In the "Aster" case, Brian and Martin, having recognized the emergence of envy toward them, anticipated their enviers' emotional cues by amending some operational aspect of their venturing model reducing the operational cost of the program.
As a consequence, they became indifferent regarding their collaboration with others, forming firmer perceptions of superiority and advantage over their enviers. James recalls:
As their enviers were denying any collaboration with the venturing team, the venturing team decided to focus on its portfolio.
Bedeian (1995) argues that while envy is primarily dyadic (restricted to the envier and a target person, who possesses something the envier covets), jealousy stems from the fear of losing, to a rival, a valued relationship with another person or thing.
First, it acts as a catalytic emotion with respect to the envier: envy creates a tension that demands resolution.
If workplace envy involves a collapse of understood roles and relationships such that the envier is unable to make sense of his or her world, then reconstructing a positive world through self-enhancing fantasy narratives is a highly plausible option.
Astute workplace denizens will quickly learn to put a check on possible enviers by being a strong team player and adhering to unofficial workplace rules.
In contrast, envy involves only an envier and a target (i.e., a person whose prosperity and advantages an individual finds displeasing).