Picture this: You're a killer guitar player. All your friends know you as the one that plays guitar, and you've got T-shirts, magazine subscriptions, and posters in your room devoted to your musical passion. You head out to an open mic night and watch another guitar player execute an incredibly impressive performance — clearly, this person is a better player than you. How would you feel about that? Okay, let's add a twist to the story: That person is your best friend. Now how would you feel? That little green jealousy monster welling up inside of you is thanks to a principle called the self-evaluation maintenance theory. Luckily, there are a few ways around it.
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Written by Ashley Hamer July 19, 2018
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