(Secretly) Blowing Out Candles to Make Ours Burn Brighter: the Relationship Between Self-Esteem, Malicious Envy, and Interpersonal Behaviors
We expect vanquished high-self esteem individuals to congratulate a winner graciously, while envy prompts the low self-esteem individual to react bitterly or maliciously. However, our findings challenge such intuitions, suggesting that high self-esteem people may be overtly kinder to envied others but engage in covert sabotage of their future success.
Cait Lamberton, Kirk Kristofferson, and Darren W. Dahl (2012) ,"(Secretly) Blowing Out Candles to Make Ours Burn Brighter: the Relationship Between Self-Esteem, Malicious Envy, and Interpersonal Behaviors ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep Gürhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 178-181.
Cait Lamberton, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kirk Kristofferson, University of British Columbia, Canada
Darren W. Dahl, University of British Columbia, Canada
NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40 | 2012
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