Brits consumed by the green-eyed monster

Updated: Feb 03, 2011, 15:44 PM IST

London: A new survey has revealed that Brits are a people consumed by envy.

Friends, relatives or colleagues with more exciting lives or better paying jobs is a major source of jealousy, the survey revealed.

Conducted amongst 3,000 adults, it also found that thin people, owners of big houses and colleagues skilled at their jobs also spark envy.

People with a good sex life and people in happy, stable relationships also evoke the same emotion in many.

John Miles of, which conducted the research, said, “We’d encourage people to take a long, hard look at their own lives, assess what they are most unhappy with, and do something about it rather than going all green-eyed,” reports the Daily Express.