Mitigating malicious envy: Why successful individuals should reveal their failures

    Karen Huang
    Karen Huang
    Nicole Abi-Esber
    Nicole Abi-Esber
    Brian Hall
    Brian Hall

    Journal of experimental psychology. General, 2019.

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    Abstract:

    People often feel malicious envy, a destructive interpersonal emotion, when they compare themselves to successful peers. Across 3 online experiments and a field experiment of entrepreneurs, we identify an interpersonal strategy that can mitigate feelings of malicious envy in observers: revealing one's failures. Despite a general reluctanc...More

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