Even those who appear to be indifferent on the outside can sometimes, through their subconscious reactions, reveal that they are really turning green on the inside! And, as these next photos will reveal, sometimes it’s impossible to hide your jealousy. Remember that the grass isn’t always greener, it could just be you that’s turning green!
Jealousy and Fame
Even famous people get jealous of one another. Just because it may look like you have it all on the outside doesn’t mean that you are immune to wanting what others have.
Here is a photo of Kylie Jenner wearing a pretty unmissable outfit. But it seems she might be accessorizing with a little jealousy. Could it be that she’s jealous of the attention that Jennifer Lopez and Donatella Versace are getting from the paparazzi? Could it be because she is more famous than the reality television star?
Many of us may have that one friend who has the ability to get whatever they want just about whenever they want. And, although we may not admit it, it can really inspire jealousy.
This dog looked more than a little jealous watching the cat enjoying its daily feast while he had to just sit there and watch. But there’s little the poor guy can do as he’s simply less prioritized. Funny how they go against nature's rules.
Spend a Little Time with Me
This is probably a familiar expression for anyone with a dog. Chances are if you’re spending a lot of time with your laptop, phone, or TV, your dog will remind you that it’s time to spend a little more time with him, even going so far as to lay across your laptop or bat your phone away with their paw!
The jealousy is real for your furry friend when it comes to you and the technology in front of you. Either way, their efforts at grabbing your attention are typically downright adorable.
The Bone Is Always Bigger
They say the grass is always greener, but in this case, the bone is always bigger (except it actually is, much, much bigger).
The puppy in this picture sure wishes he had the bone that his friend had. You can see his smaller bone on the left and, with his eyes locked on the ginormous bone that’s just inches in front of him, it looks like he’s jealous. Maybe he’ll remember he has a bone to finish himself and be a little more content.
Forever a Nominee?
With a pained look of talent and hard work left unrewarded, the disappointment in this photo is almost tangible. A-list actor Leonardo DiCaprio finally became an Academy Award Winner in 2016 but, before that, he had many moments like this one, long before he held the small, golden statue in his arms.
Major respect is due to the actor who continued to push himself and pour himself into his various roles until he finally received the recognition and award he deserved.
Sometimes jealousy and insecurity go hand-in-hand. Sometimes they both can drive you to action — unusual, at times. The man on the right in this photo admitted that he was “jealous” of the photo of the man (on the right) that his girlfriend had on their fridge. So he decided to create his own photo to compete with the original.
We can’t say it looks a lot like the original but kudos to this guy for effort and going so far as to find a fake bird to complete the look. Hopefully, his girlfriend noticed too.
Three’s a Crowd
Dogs: they are considered by many to make the best pets with their intense loyalty, unconditional love, and fun-loving nature. But even our pets can experience almost human-like jealousy when something tries to come between them and the people they love so much.
As you can see, this little puppy isn’t ready to have anyone come between him and his favorite human (either that or he’s very protective.) And he made sure to keep himself closeby by jumping really high so as to not be ignored.
There Can Only Be One
Is there a better photo to illustrate what jealousy looks like than that of the cast of the Bachelor? Just look at all these ladies who are competing for the attention of one man.
It's all in the body language. They all may seem pretty sweet at first, but there is already jealousy brewing the first time the cast meets. After all, this is a competition and there can only be one winner who will steal the heart of the sought-after bachelor.
Don’t Look Now
This girlfriend could be jealous, or perhaps a little insecure. It appears that she doesn’t want to take a chance with having her boyfriend catch a glimpse of the woman in front of him.
Maybe she was jealous of the woman’s dress or maybe she just wanted to make sure her boyfriend didn’t get any ideas. But, judging by the smiles on both of their faces, it’s all fun and games and we’re sure that he only has eyes for her.
We All Scream for Ice Cream
This photo is a visual lesson in patience (and maybe also in being an outsider). Most of us can relate to this little boy who is watching two girls enjoy their ice cream.
The poor little guy is literally on the outside looking in, hands spread against the glass, probably asking “can I have some?”. Maybe if his parents were close by they would get a special treat for him too. But, as we know, as a kid you can’t have dessert unless you’ve already had your dinner!
Why Not Me?
This little guy looks not only like he’s very jealous but also like he’s been betrayed by someone he trusted. Dogs often crave a lot of affection from their owners and this little guy couldn’t stand the idea of another dog having his human’s attention.
But it’s certain that there is plenty of love to go around from this owner, so hopefully, this pint-sized pup was also showered with love from his owner and quickly got over his feelings of jealousy and betrayal. Don’t dogs deserve the same unconditional love they give to us?
Care to Share?
This little boy looks on in both amazement and envy of this man’s impossibly ginormous dessert. He is probably wondering if he needs any help finishing this cold dessert that his head is disappearing behind and wishes he’d ask for a little help. Or maybe he wants one all for himself, though the ice cream looks about the same size as he is, so that’s probably not a good idea!
It just goes to show that sometimes the things we wish for may not be what we can handle. Not all on our own at least. After all, sharing is caring, right?
Look at Me
Sometimes, pets get jealous of technology's hold on their owner’s attention. Just like this serious-looking bulldog. This photo is an example of how jealousy can drive someone to action.
Yes, it looks like not only is this dog fed up with his owner’s business with their computer, he’s also placed himself in the appropriate line of vision so he won’t be missed. And look at that face and those pleading eyes. Who could ignore a look like that?
Other people’s relationships can incite jealousy for their peers. Having another person to love and care for and who loves and cares for you is essential to the human experience. And, for those who are single or do not have the best relationship, seeing this can inspire discontented feelings.
This young guy looks like he would like to switch places with the person sitting next to him. Hopefully, he remembers that no relationship is perfect and that being single can have its perks!
How to Get the Girls
Some guys really know how to get the girls and this guy knew that having a cute, fluffy puppy nearby meant the ladies would flock around him. But, as you can see in the background, the other guy was feeling disadvantaged.
Maybe he’s used to having girls come around him but his friend was getting all of the attention this time. He shouldn’t feel too bad however as it seems all he needs to do is get himself an adorable puppy.
Did You Bring Some For Us?
In these photos, food seems to be a common instigator of jealousy. These three dogs had their eyes locked on this woman who made sure to sit front and center with her plate of french fries.
It might be a little cruel for them since it seems that they are tied up and just out of reach to beg for them properly. By the looks on the dogs' faces (who are asking why there’s not a plate for each of them), those french fries are awfully tempting. Maybe she gave them each a bite. In this case, sharing can help stave off jealousy.
Eyes Up Here
Sophia Loren was an actress known for her stunning beauty and Jayne Mansfield was also an actress who was known for her beauty and her, eh, other assets.
Loren had no need to be jealous as she was not only known for her beauty but could hold her own on the screen and went on to be the more respected of the two. Still, this photo shows there may be a hint of green on her face as she gazes at Mansfield.
Catch of the Day
Alongside the nice greenery and the sweet father-son fishing trip, there is definitely jealousy in this photo but also disappointment.
You can tell that the father on the left is thrilled about the fish he caught (and perhaps a bit proud of how he could prove to his son that their fishing trip wasn't for nothing) while the kid on the right is doing everything in his power to be happy for his dad instead of being bitter at how he himself hasn't been able to catch anything.
It Should Have Been Me
Most of us have had times where we have felt perpetually discouraged and defeated in life. And, for athletes, these feelings can happen frequently as they pour themselves into their training only to be defeated, sometimes multiple times. If ever there was an image that conveys jealousy, this may be it.
Tennis pros Andrew Murray and Novak Djokovic had gone head-to-head multiple times at the Australian Open and, on this third time the two competed against each other, Djokovic claimed the third victory. As he stood with his trophy in his hands, photographers caught the look of sheer jealousy on Murray’s face.
Is He a Prisoner?
It can be endearing and reassuring when a significant other is a bit jealous of anyone who seems to be trying to steal you away. But that jealousy can quickly get out of hand.
This girlfriend decided that she needed to give her boyfriend a t-shirt with her face covering it. And, not only that, it has a special message for any girl who’s looking to take her man. Judging by her boyfriend’s face, this wasn’t a gift on his wishlist.
Not in My House
Just like with a new baby, a new pet can make other pets jealous, especially if the new one is young, cute, and getting all of the attention.
This cat, who looks like he’s probably been a beloved pet for a long time, is a bit standoffish to the newest member of the household: an adorable dachshund. Perhaps he’s a bit annoyed with a new, curiously invasive puppy around the house. Hopefully, these two will create a bond and be fast friends.
Who Do You Love?
How do you make someone insecure feel secure? By letting them know you have enough love and attention to go around.
In this photo, the roles are reversed and it’s a dog who is questioning his owner’s love when a cuddly kitten is present. He looks a little envious and insecure, wondering if he gets a cuddle session too. Both he and the kitten are so tiny, there’s probably more than enough room for both of them on their human’s lap.
Are you the jealous type? This woman made no attempt to hide the fact that she is! She even decided to let her jealous nature and her creativity collide for her Instagram post with her significant other.
So, just in case someone decided to slide into her man’s DMs, she tagged her photo with a message of warning: back off, he’s mine. She has to be applauded for her clever tags. But still, possessive much?
In a classic case of sibling rivalry, this little girl showed her true colors (which looked awfully green) in this family photo. In a rather comical display, everyone else is smiling cheerfully and peacefully while the little girl looks like she is going to exact some sort of vengeance against her baby sister.
It’s unclear whether she was simply annoyed with her on that day or if she had been holding back her jealousy for some time. Mom must have intervened shortly after. And it’s safe to say this photo may not have made it on the Christmas card that year.
Friends of a Feather
This list features dogs and cats that appear jealous of one another, other humans, and even technology, but here there is an example of a bird stealing an owner’s affections.
The chihuahua isn’t too keen on his owner’s feathered friend grabbing up all of the attention. You can see him carefully sizing up the situation and it looks like a confrontation could take place!
I Only Have Eyes For You
One of the reasons jealousy can be so powerful is that it can sneak up on you when you least expect it in the most unanticipated circumstances. This little boy had eyes for only the delicious-looking burger that his sister had close by to him.
Maybe they should have ordered a cheeseburger for him too (or at least some fries). Either way, it’s apparent that he was thinking about making a move but mom is trying to get a grip on him before he tries to hop over and sink his teeth into his sister’s lunch.
Stuck in the Middle
In yet another example of new sibling jealousy, it seems there could be a family feud in the making. The oldest brother appears to be delighted and fascinated by the new baby he’s holding while the second born (and now middle child) right next to him seems a little less than enthused.
In fact, he looks downright sad! But, in a few months' time, he’ll discover that his new sibling is another family member to love and to love him back.
This picture of jealousy is so subtle you’d be sure to miss it at first. Upon your initial glance, you can see an adorable new and fluffy puppy that the owners are taking a snapshot of but, if you look closer, you’ll spot something else.
Back in the corner edge of the hallway, you can see a jealous kitty. He even looks like he could be plotting something. He’s probably getting used to the new puppy in the home but the owners should keep an eye on him!
Don’t You Forget About Me
When someone feels forgotten, this next feeling that follows can sometimes be jealousy. For example, take this sad little cat in the background of this picture. He sees his owner enjoying her new, cute fluffy puppy while he appears left out to the side.
He definitely looks sad, forgotten, and more than a little jealous of the attention that the newest member of the household is receiving. But we’re sure this owner didn’t forget about her cat and gave him proper attention when she saw him feeling left out.
Save Me a Slice
Sometimes jealousy hits you without warning. Having a best friend that you can share absolutely anything with is a blessing, but what happens when one has something the other cant have?
We assume the two young ladies have come back from the weight watchers program. One had obviously come back with great results and is treating herself. The other, not so much.
Three's a Crowd
Feeling left out of fun activities can create jealousy, sadness, and even fractured relationships. This parrot in this photo looks like he’d like to get in on the action that's going on between the other two.
The poor green feathered guy looks a bit jealous and sad that he wasn’t chosen to be the one. You know what they say, three's a crowd.
Keep Your Nose Out
Sometimes in life, we come across situations that no matter how hard we try, we just can't manage to keep our big nose out. The situation is probably not as interesting as episode #73596 The Young & The Restless, but what can we do, it's stronger than us.
By the look on this lady's face, the situation between the other two is really juicy, or her nose is bigger than she thinks.
Friend or Snack?
It’s a bit hard to tell if this cat is jealous of the bird that has captured his owner's attention or if he is jealous of his owner because he’s close to the bird that he’d like to eat!
His attention is definitely on the bird who has also captured his owner’s attention. The bird, however, doesn’t seem bothered by the cat. It’s unknown what happened after this photo was taken but hopefully the bird was alright in the end.
Hustle for the Muscle
People may not often realize it but, even for those who seem super fit and ripped at the gym, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to maintain their physiques. And it’s not totally clear if the man in this photo is jealous or maybe just intimidated.
He may also be thinking about what he looked like when he was that age. But one thing’s for sure is that he can't take his eyes off the bodybuilder in front of him. Hopefully, he’s just inspired!
Welcome to the World
Have you ever received a welcome that was, well, a little less than warm? Thankfully this newborn doesn’t see their big sister’s disapproving gesture, but it’s safe to say she’s not too thrilled about the newest member of her family.
In fact, she’s making her jealousy pretty impossible to miss (although mom and dad seem to be oblivious). Jealousy among siblings is almost unavoidable and part of family dynamics but usually passes with time, a well-developed relationship, and reassurance from parents.
The Real Hot Dog
Have you ever wanted something so badly but it was just out of reach? Sometimes you have to take action to get what you want in life and other times, if you wait around long enough, you just might get lucky. This dog knows what that’s all about as he gazes at the delicious hotdog above him.
He’s probably jealous and certainly hoping that at least some toppings will fall off, but he may be disappointed in the end.
Still the Baby
For anyone who has welcomed a second child into the world, it can be a difficult time for the firstborn as they realize they have to make room in their home and in their hearts for their new sibling. Just like in this photo, where the little boy still finds it hard to share his grandparents with his new little sister.
We suppose it's the same in all families. The older child envies the second born, the third born envies the firstborn and the middle child envies them all.
The bond between parents and kids is one of the most precious in life. This dad set aside bonding time with just his daughter because they hadn’t had very much time together. The two boys remain outside the room but close by, still wanting to feel they are part of the hangout.
But nothing beats one-on-one quality time with dad, no brothers allowed. The boys probably wonder why their sister has dad all to herself but then again, they probably have their own father-son bonding time too.
It’s Our Turn!
It may seem a bit cliche, but we’ve certainly seen photos similar to this when a couple gets engaged publicly. While many bystanders smile and offer their congratulations and well-wishes, other couples wonder when they can turn around to see a ring box in front of them.
This woman turned to her partner with a look that asked him, “are we next?”. And with a look like that, the pressure is nearly palpable. Hopefully, they can tie the knot soon.
An eye roll can mean much more than you think! This girl is either disgusted by the PDA she’s witnessing or she’s both disgusted and a bit jealous.
Maybe she went through a bad breakup recently or wishes she had someone to give her affection to, or she may genuinely disapprove of the mushy gushy display she’s looking at. But most observers subconsciously read her reaction as she might be a little jealous. The lovey-dovey couple, however, couldn’t care less.
Do You Still Love Me?
We know a father's love is unparalleled, but there are moments where hubby is in need of some affection too. Of course, a mother's work is never done, and striking the balance can be hard. Even when sometimes all a mama wants to do is snuggle with their kid. That said, moments of jealousy for attention can happen!
This photo perfectly captures a moment of secret jealousy that this husband might be experiencing. Oh well, it's just one of those things.
Most of us have been there: you think you made a great choice until you see someone next to you with something you like more, inspiring envy. At that point, you usually have to find a way to be satisfied with the choices you’ve made instead of thinking that “the grass is always greener”.
This little boy would probably have remained content with his popsicle if the girl next to him hadn’t come around with her big ice cream cone! Maybe she’ll share with him?