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  • xNTP: positive thing/something I can appreciate/like when displayed/sign of commitment

    4 14.29%
  • xNTP: negative thing/something I don't appreciate/dislike when displayed/sign of problems

    7 25.00%
  • xNTJ: positive thing...

    0 0%
  • xNTJ: negative thing...

    1 3.57%
  • xNFP: positive thing...

    2 7.14%
  • xNFP: negative thing...

    4 14.29%
  • xNFJ: positive thing...

    4 14.29%
  • xNFJ: negative thing...

    3 10.71%
  • xSTP: positive thing...

    0 0%
  • xSTP: negative thing...

    2 7.14%
  • xSFP: positive thing...

    0 0%
  • xSFP: negative thing...

    0 0%
  • xSTJ: positive thing...

    0 0%
  • xSTJ: negative thing...

    0 0%
  • xSFJ: positive thing...

    1 3.57%
  • xSFJ: negative thing...

    0 0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixelholic View Post
    Yeah, I agree with this. It seems like a lot of people are quick to defend feeling jealous. It doesn't seem like a good emotion if you ask me. A healthier relationship would be one where jealousy never enters into the picture.
    I wouldnt say so, I would consider that indifference to be something you'd associate with an acquaintence rather than a lover.

    I think most people when they are talking about jealousy arent talking about the sort of obsessive, clingy or pathological variety.

    Its a thread divided by a common language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I wouldnt say so, I would consider that indifference to be something you'd associate with an acquaintence rather than a lover.

    I think most people when they are talking about jealousy arent talking about the sort of obsessive, clingy or pathological variety.

    Its a thread divided by a common language.
    Would it be better to use a different term then? At least when I think of jealousy I imagine the clinginess, the obsession, the controlling of another person's life in order to sate some kind of insecurity, etc.

    And I'm not really advocating indifference, more like a level of trust and/or loyalty that transcends jealousy? I dunno.
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    I'm noticing a trend in responses of xNTPs generally seeing jealousy as a bad sign in a relationship and xNTJs generally considering it a good sign so am curious if there actually are trends with types, so poll added, answer according to which on is truer for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix_400 View Post
    I must be somewhat lacking in that primal instinct then. I've had the occasional pang of jealously before, but never to the degree that I felt the overwhelming need to act on it.
    Yeah, I mean, I'm not particularly jealous either; whenever I've been, though, I knew there was nothing "rational" behind.
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    Guess I'll vote positive.
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    A healthy level of jealousy (and by that I mean the occasional twinge) is beneficial for me personally, because it helps remind me not to take my partner for granted, as I am not the only person who finds her desirable. It motivates me to pick up any slack, rather than up-turn tables and scream. I take the time to evaluate myself in terms of what I already provide to the relationship and what aspects I've been neglecting.

    Having said that, I am a rather jealous person. However, I make an effort to not act on my feelings around her in a destructive way. I try to rationalise my jealousy; my partner's desires and whoever pops into her life are out of my control, and if they're going to cheat, then they are going to cheat regardless of how I feel. So there's little sense in torturing myself. But, it's no use. *shrug* I peg it down to lack of relational experience.
    Um, yeah.

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    I voted positive -- not because I think it's healthy and that everyone should be jealous, but because a little bit of it, at least to me, shows my SO cares about me and doesn't want to lose me and I think it's cute when he does that. Of course, controlling behavior or stalking is not acceptable.

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    I think it's unhealthy and a sign that there is no trust within the relationship. I've had an ex get mad at me for not behaving jealously because apparantly jealousy is the best sign someone cares.

    Since I hate jealousy in others, I'm hardly going to behave in a manner I hate.

    Do I feel a momentary pause of jealousy occasionally? I'm only human, but I refuse to show it, or to give into it because I know it's about my own issues of insecurity and I'm not going to lay that on anybody to deal with.

    Me not showing that I am jealous, is not a sign I don't care, it's a sign I do care, which is why I trust instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixelholic View Post
    And I'm not really advocating indifference, more like a level of trust and/or loyalty that transcends jealousy? I dunno.
    I hear that. It's interesting how displays of trust and confidence get tied into the concept of indifference for some; with anxiety about one's worth or value as a positive sign of love, and security and confidence as something potentially negative.
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    Everyone's different, and it needs to be evaluated in light of that. I don't think anything here is necessarily negative for the human race, although it can be negative for particular individuals.

    I'm not voting in the poll, it's too restrictive.
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