The body language of jealousy



  • 1 Crossed legs

    According to body language, a person can cross their legs in so many different occasions and one of them is jealousy. If as soon as you talked about your achievements, someone crossed their legs then know that they weren't quite happy to hear about your success. See leg crossing in body language.

  • 2 Touching the nose

    According to body language, people touch their noses when they think that something is negative. If as soon as you talked about your achievements, someone touched their nose then they might be jealous of you. See why do people touch their noses.

  • 3 Smaller body

    When a person feels less important compared to someone else, their bodies usually become smaller. The person will shrink in their chair in order to take less space. This gesture means that the person is not happy with who they are and so it might lead to jealousy.

  • 4 Touching the ear

    According to body language, a person touches their ear when they hear something they consider negative. If a person touched their ears the moment you said something good about yourself then they might be jealous of you. See why do people touch their faces.

  • 5 Folding their arms

    According to body language, people fold their arms for various reasons and one of those reasons is not accepting what a person says. If a person folded their arms as soon as they heard about your success then they might be jealous. See how to identify jealous people.

  • 6 Curved back

    According to body language, a person curves their back when they don't feel good about themselves. If someone curved their back as soon as you talked about your success then this means that your success made them feel less worthy. See body language of the back.

  • 7 Big silent moment before compliments

    When a jealous person hears about your success, they will find it very hard to compliment you. This might result in a long silent moment before the person tells you that you have done anything good.

  • 8 Shock and amazement

    When a jealous person hears about your successes, they will experience a state of shock for a moment. The person will seem anxious, down, unstable and unhappy during those moments.

  • 9 They will want to leave

    The jealous person will be feeling bad as long as you are present, which is why they will feel like leaving. The jealous person will try to leave to end this pain they are feeling.

  • 10 Less frequent contact

    Right after a person feels jealous of you, they might contact you less often or even stop contacting you all together. In such a case, the jealous person does so to protect their ego.