Study: One-In-Three People Have A Jealous Personality Type

Jealousy is an emotion many can relate to, and new findings indicates it’s the most common of four basic personality traits that shape human behavior. Scientists from Spain discovered that about 90 percent of the population can be divided into four personality types: optimistic, pessimistic, trusting and envious. Of these, ‘envious’ was the most common, comprising 30 percent of participants, while each other personality types had just 20 percent of participants. Researchers say the envious person is driven by jealousy, status-seeking, or lack of trust. They wish to prevent their peers from receiving more payoff than themselves, even when, by doing so, they diminish their own potential payoff. (Daily Mail