“Envy is the unpleasant feeling of wanting what another person has and feeling bad that you don’t have it.” ~ Betsy Cohen, The Snow White Syndrome
“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.” ~ Marquis de Condorcet
I’m a 4 on the Enneagram, which means, among other things, that I have an alarming propensity for envy, and for comparing myself – frequently negatively – to others.
I’ve done this since I was very small, but I never realized how much until I got Enneagram “typed.”
I first learned about the Enneagram around the time of my first wedding anniversary (back when I was a child bride). A friend of a friend, who was studying at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, hooked me up with a classmate of hers who was looking for willing clients to do free Enneagram typing. [Read more…]