Jealousy is a normal emotion, but it can become problematic when it’s constantly on display. If you have a jealous friend or family member, you may be looking for ways to get under their skin, purposefully and annoy them a little.
There are a few things you can do to annoy a jealous person and teach them a lesson. Maybe you want them to realize just how ridiculous they’re being with their unnecessary jealousy. So this is your chance!
5 Steps to annoy a jealous person:
1- Praise others publicly:
First, try talking about other people’s achievements. This will trigger their insecurities and make them feel like they’re not good enough. It doesn’t even have to be glowing praise; simply acknowledging another person’s achievements can be enough to set off a jealous person. Obviously, if they’re jealous of you specifically then it may be better to make yourself at the center of the spotlight.
However, doing such a thing may backfire on you and make you come across as a show-off, and give them a chance to prove that you’re less than perfect. So instead try to divert the attention and praise to someone else. It could be anyone, as long as it’s not the jealous person in question.
Of course, you don’t want to come off as a show-off, so be sure to keep your praise genuine and sincere. And if you really want to get under their skin, try praising someone in front of them who they’re also jealous of! Just look around, there must be someone!
2- Flirt with others in front of them:
Second, flirt with other people in front of them. This will make them feel uncomfortable and threatened. This may not make any sense to you, but trust us people are most jealous of things that make us happy. Usually, a jealous person will not just feel bad that you have a good enough financial situation, status, or expensive materialistic objects.
They will be more jealous to see that you have charisma, charm, and good luck in your dating life. So, if you already have a partner, try to portray yourself with that partner as the happiest and most affectionate couple to ever exist. If you’re single, play around, flirt with someone, and let them see how confident and happy you are to simply be yourself.
3- Use your social media to rub your happiness in their face:
Third, post pictures of happy moments on social media. Despite how new and recent social media is, it is safe to say that trying to make your haters jealous by posting happy memories online has now quickly become the oldest trick in the book.
Constantly posting pictures of your partner and gushing about how great they are will definitely get on someone’s nerves. If you’re single then you can simply post as many happy or grateful types of posts that showcase that you have a beautiful lifestyle and many loved ones.
This will translate to just how blessed you are, which will make them so mad. If you really want to annoy a jealous person, act like everything in your life is perfect. They’ll be seething with envy in no time.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as watching a jealous person squirm. The only bad thing about this though, is that you won’t be able to see their reaction; as they’ll open your photos of their own accord and privacy. But, we can guarantee that it will ruin their day.
4- Keep your cool when they get mad:
When someone you know is jealous, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting a rise out of them. Just the act of remaining calm and collected can be enough to send them over the edge.
If you really want to get under their skin, then try keeping your cool when they get mad. Jealous people live for drama, so don’t give them the satisfaction of seeing you get worked up. Just keep your cool and let them fume.
Do whatever it takes to make them feel left out. Jealous people are the epitome of selfishness, so show them what it feels like to be on the outside looking in. Exclude them from plans, conversations, and anything else you can. If they react aggressively act oblivious and like you don’t know why they’re getting so worked up over something small.
Be aware that they might say something mean or do something that they know will bother you. It’s important to keep your cool in these situations. If you let them see that they’re getting to you, they’ll only become happy and try to provoke you more or to get an extreme reaction out of you and portray themselves as the victims.
That’s why the best way to deal with a jealous person is to stay calm, unbothered, and collected in all scenarios of life. This can be hard, especially if they’re being really poisonous, but it’s important not to let them get the best of you. The more calm and collected you can be, the less power they have over you.
5- Never shed a tear in their presence or show a sign of sadness:
Showing that you have weaknesses will just make a jealous person feel even more superior and fulfilled. Instead, try to make sure you’re always talking about your successes and accomplishments, no matter how small they may be. This will just remind the jealous person of everything they’re not and hopefully make them realize how ridiculous they’re being.
Either way, the point is that even at your worst and lowest, even at your rock bottom, keep your chin up in front of jealous people, and don’t let them see that you’re suffering. Make sure they always think you’re fine and happy, and let them see you having fun.
The more fun you’re having, the more jealous they’ll get. So go out and enjoy yourself, knowing that every good time you have is just another dagger in their heart. In the end, if you liked this article, you can also check this one on how to differentiate between well-wishers and haters.