Jealousy vs Selfishness - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between jealousy and selfishness
is that jealousy
is (uncountable) a state of suspicious guarding towards a spouse, lover etc, from fears of infidelity while selfishness
is the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others.
(uncountable) A state of suspicious guarding towards a spouse, lover etc., from fears of infidelity.
(countable) A resentment towards someone for a perceived advantage or superiority they hold.
* 1907 , Charles J. Archard, The Portland Peerage Romance :
Envy towards another's possessions
* 1891 , Louis Antoine Fauvelet De Bourrienne, translated by R. W. Phipps, Memoirs Of Napoleon Bonaparte :
- Jealousy was, however, aroused among the English nobility at the favouritism shown the Dutch newcomer.
(archaic) A close concern for someone or something, solicitude, vigilance.
- For euer I supoosed that he had ben to yonge and to tendyr to take vpon hym these aduentures / And therfore by my wille I wold haue dryuen hym aweye for Ialousy that I had of his lyf / for it maye be no yong knyghtes dede that shal enchyeue this aduenture to the ende
the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others