FEAR OF ENVY SCALE

 This is part of a study about emotions. Your answers to the following items are anonymous; please do not put your name on this questionnaire. Please answer each question using the response format presented below:
 
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Very untrue of me or strongly disagree
Not true of me or disagree
Sometimes true‚ sometimes not true or undecided
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Very true of me or strongly agree
 
 
1.         I fear others will not like me if I show I am too confident
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2.         I don’t want others to think I’m a show off or too cocky
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3.         People who have a lot are usually seen as selfish
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4.         I think people would secretly resent me if they think I am better off than them
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5.         I play down my abilities in case this makes others envious of me
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6.         I don’t like to be seen as special in case others resent me for it
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7.         People would not like me if they thought my life had been‚ or was much easier than theirs.
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8.         If I show I am too confident this might show others up and be hurtful to them
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9.         I often wonder if I deserve good things
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10.       It can be hurtful to people to know they are not as talented as other people
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This scale was used as part of a guilt study O’Connor‚ L.E.‚ Berry‚ J.W.‚ Weiss‚ J. & Gilbert‚ P. (2002). Guilt‚ fear‚ submission‚ and empathy in depression. Journal of Affective Disorders‚ 71‚ 19-27.
The Guilt items were taken from Lynn O’Connors work on guilt –
 
 
Guilt items -‎–
11.       I often worry that my gain may be someone else’s loss
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12.       Sometimes‚ in order to get on‚ you have to take the risk of hurting others
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13.       I’d rather avoid hurting someone than stand up for my rights
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14.       If I could help others I would‚ even if others around me thought I was silly or wasting my time
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15.       Caring for others is more important to me than getting on
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16.       I would give up on what I wanted to do if I thought that to continue would make others unhappy
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17.       I often feel sad when I see others suffering and wish I could do more to help
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18.       Knowing that there is so much suffering in the world reduces the pleasure I get out of any good fortune that comes my way
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19.       If I won a fortune on the lottery‚ I would feel guilt unless I could do good work with it and give a lot of it away
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20.       I can’t understand how people with a lot of money are not motivated to give to the less fortunate
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21.       I am prone to feel guilt if I secretly keep things I have got to myself
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