Has your once so-sweet friend turned a bit sour? Kayla*, a senior at Carthage College, recalls a time when her friend wasn’t so nice. “My friend and I used to run cross country together, and when I started running faster and performing better than her, something in our friendship changed,” Kayla explains. “She started to become really angry and mean toward me all the time, no matter what I did. She would talk down to me and make me feel terrible about myself any chance she had, especially while at practice.”
If your friend isn’t acting quite as nice to you as they usually do, jealousy could be the reason behind it. Whether it be out-performing them or having something that they want, their negative feelings toward you could be their way of coping with their jealousy of your success.