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Are You Envious? Screen your Envy and Associated Health Risks using Validated Free Online Lyfas Self-Assessment Questionnaire Test Quiz of Benign and Malicious Envy Scale BeMaS

Two children are playing with robot toys. One standing children with off-color robot is looking enviously at the other child who has a more vivid color robot and is happy.

A. What is Envy?

Envy is one of our evolutionary psychological functions that helps us to determine what we need and what we lag in life by comparing with others in the society through social validation.

Due to the fact that our brain doesn’t have understand anything absolute, and needs a referrence and comparision to learn, understand, comprehend and contextualize sensory data, envy plays one of the most important functions of awareness that gives a realistic perception about our environment.

Because humans are social animals, and our survival, trhriving and reproduction largely depends upon our abilities to collaborate and coordinate with others in an interdependency setting, and the fact that we collaborate better with people who are more like us, envy helps us to estiblish positive competance and collaborate better with the others.

B. Pthological and Morbid Envy

Just like most of the other aspects and dimensions of human life such as money, anger, sadness, love, when envy increases beyond a level, it becomes a pathological envy, leading to serious mental health conditions which further leads to various physical health detoriation.

On the other hand when envy is very low, this may eliminate the aspiration for us to grow in life, and achieve in life. Because envy has a positive correlation to our motivation for life and aspiration when it is managed at the lower end of the moderation, it is a masculine trait of testosterone and competance. When the envy increases beyond a level, and it is sustained, it translates into irritation, frustration, and finally hate.

Autonomic Neuropathy and Sympathetic Dominance due to Envy

Once high degree of envy and hate gets active, our empathy starts falling. Our body and brain stays in flight and fight mode most of the time, pushing body to work fast and hard, consuming more energy, pushing metabolism, reducing rest and healing, and increasing the sympathetic nervous system signalling. Increase of envy beyond pathological levels also lowers the vagal tone of the body, and therefore reduces the activation of the parasympathetic branch. This leads to impairment in sexuality, digestion, sleep, and many other such functions in the body.

Adranaline Fatigue

Pathological Envy and hate also activates higher secretation of norepeinephrine and adranaline. If this overactivation of male hormones are used in execution of a plan in the positive direction, then envy may lead to significant growth in career, wealth and personal life. However, if norepinephrine, and adranaline keeps getting released in the higher quantity without body utilizing them for executing plans and solving problems, then we may get a condition called Adranaline fatigue or Addinson’s disease.

Addinson’s disease is one of the pathogenesis of inflammation and carcinoma.

Vasoconstriction

Envy also leads to increase of cortisol hormone in our body, which inhibits the vasodilators like Nitric Oxide(NO), thereby increasing the stiffness of the endothelium of our arteries, leading to arterial stiffness. Arterial stiffness leads to several other conditions such as insulin resistance, and several cardiovascular diseases.

C. Why Checking Your Envy Levels and Keeping it Optimal is Quinessential for your Health?

As we understood from the last section that envy is one of the key precursors to several metabolic, vascular, endocrine, and neurological disorders and syndromes. Therefore knowing your envy levels helps you to correlate your underneath pathology, as well as your overall wellbeing.

Knowing and monitoring your envy level can also give you a more realistic perception about your competance levels, and your ability to plan and successfully execute the plan to solve critical life problems.

D. About BeMas Envy Scale

This scale was developed by Lange and Crusius in 20151Lange, J., & Crusius, J. (2015). Dispositional envy revisited: Unraveling the motivational dynamics of benign and malicious envy. Personality and
Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(2), 284-294.
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The assessment test provides two subscales:

a) Benign Envy

This form of envy is what we call the necessary and positive envy that helps us to look at those at the higher heirarchy than us, and get motivation and aspiration to become like them.

b) Malicious (or Malignant Envy)

This is the pathological envy that may push you towards the anti-social personality disorder, increase your addictive behavior, reduce empathy, increase aggression, and may encourage you to start fighting against others, trying to push life, rather than focussing on your own self-growth.

E. Reliability of the Test

Average Cronbach’s α of the test was found to be 0.8, which suggests that the test is valid and reliable.2Fam JY, Yap CY, Murugan SB, Lee T. Benign and malicious envy scale: an assessment of its factor structure and psychometric properties. Psychological Thought. 2020 Apr 30;13(1):66-84.

Construct

Cronbach’s α

Benign envy

0.774

Malicious envy

0.839

Cultural Effect on Envy

Individualism-collectivism is one of the most important cross cultural determinant and influencer of envy.

In terms of envy, individualism-collectivism, generally defined as „the degree of interdependence a society maintains among individuals”3Hofstede G. Culture and organizations. International studies of management & organization. 1980 Dec 1;10(4):15-41. is found to be the most differentiating dimension.

In collectivistic societies, interpersonal relationships are above the achievement of one’s own goals, while the group one belongs to provides support and a sense of security in exchange for a kind of loyalty as well as avoiding conflicts, primarily with members of one’s own group. Members of these societies are characterized by the “we” self-concept, so the individual represents both oneself and the entire group, which imposes increased responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts, and feelings

In individualistic societies, however, the individual strives to achieve a personal goal over relationships with others—from an early age, the “I” self-concept is developed and the pattern of strong personality aspiring for individual success is promoted because material status and self-esteem primarily determine one’s position in the social hierarchy.

The latent mean scores for the US, which is recognized as one of the most individualistic countries in the world , were the highest for both forms of envy.4Kwiatkowska MM, Rogoza R, Volkodav T. Psychometric properties of the Benign and Malicious Envy Scale: Assessment of structure, reliability, and measurement invariance across the United States, Germany, Russia, and Poland. Current Psychology. 2022 May;41(5):2908-18.

F. Diagnosis

Please note that ICD-10, ICD-11, DSM-IV and DSM-V doesn’t recognize any envy-specific disorder. However, in DSM-IV, envy is one of the symptoms of narcissistic personality disorders. Therefore, no clinical conditions can be diagnosed using this test.

However, we highly recommend the general physicians, and endocrionologists to recommend this test to their patients due to high influence of envy in autonomic neuropathy, neuroticism, endovascular disorders and so on. Assessment of the envy scale may open new assistive therapeutics alongside traditional treatment. 

G. Prescribing Medicines

No medicine can be prescribed solely based on the results of this test without a physical examination and implementation of other standard clinical protocols, such as clinically correlating the test results.

H. Disclaimer

This test is provided as-is. Acculi Labs Pvt. Ltd. and Lyfas take no responsibility for the harm arising from taking the test, including Hypochondriasis, mental trauma, and others. The results of this test can not be used as evidence in a court of law. No institutional, legal, or disciplinary actions can be initiated based on the test results. Furthermore, we take no responsibility for the validity and accuracy of the test. This is an anonymous test, and we do not capture your sensitive data that reveals your identity, including your name, GPS, mobile number, etc. However, we log your IP address and the final test result(not individual answers).

Please note that no financial reward can be demanded from any patients if this test is prescribed or advised by a clinician. However, the clinician is free to charge for his/her services regarding interpretation, advise and therapeutics of the test.

By taking the test, you agree to not hold Acculi Labs Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore and Lyfas are not responsible and liable for any damage or harm.

What is the objective of taking a self-screening mental health test online?

We know about cars and stars more than we know ourselves. From childhood, people mostly ask us, "what do you want to become," or "what do you do?" but rarely anyone has ever wanted to know who we are. We know very little about ourselves, which is why when we struggle with life and relationships, we do not get the results we expect even after hard work; when people cheat us or betray us, we blame others or our destiny.

  • We must always continue to know ourselves.
  • The more we know about ourselves, the better we will be able to interact with the world.
  • Without knowing our limitations in both qualitative as well as quantitative ways, we can not improve.
  • If we do not improve and grow in life, we will always shrink and become ill.
  • It is often uncomfortable to discuss our real thoughts, feelings, and insecurities, even with psychologists; we are often unaware of our actual thinking.
  • Because our thoughts, feelings, and situations in life change all the time, if you take this test ten times, every time, you may get different results.
  • Therefore a self-assessment and screening test is a great way to know yourself and know if there are any problems at the early stage so that you can use the Lyfas recommendation therapeutics to start improving.
  • If you keep thinking about a problem and illness, you will always remain ill; however, if you start knowing yourself, you will start growing; once you grow in life, make Lyfas part of your growth journey.

What is Lyfas?

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is a scalable, affordable, round-the-clock available, accurate, and extensively clinically validated technology suite for screening, diagnosis, home diagnosis, monitoring, differential diagnosis, root cause diagnosis, prognosis, and predictive analysis of your complete mind-body health. This test is a module of the Lyfas core mental health online test suites.

Lyfas Care 

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Lyfas care is an affordable home therapeutic solution suite. Conventional healthcare treats your condition and helps you to manage your disease. However, not everyone can afford costly healthcare. Besides, not everyone wants to consume medicines all the time for chronic diseases. Lyfas care combines the best of Modern Greek Medicine, German New Medicine, Ayurveda, German Home Therapeutics, and Indian home therapeutics to provide personalized therapeutics that you can easily follow at your home without any side effects or additional costs. Lyfas care helps you heal from the trauma and start growing in life rather than staying worried about your illness.

Lyfas care is delivered through our extraordinary human network. Because if we are not with other humans when they are struggling in life, then what are we even doing in this world?

What is the difference between Lyfas Online Mental Health Test Instruments and Other Psychometric Tests?

Psychometric tests only help you to qualify and quantify certain mental health conditions.

Lyfas Core Free Online Mental Health Screening and Self-Assessment tests help with the following additional benefits that no other mental health test tools offer you:-

  • Explanation of the conditions.
  • Predictive analysis based on the scales(how the current condition may progress in the future)
  • Correlation to Physiological and Pathological Health.
  • Detection of metabolic syndrome associated with the current mental health condition.
  • Detection of Autonomic neuropathy.
  • Recommendations about other health tests and associated comorbid conditions.
  • Simple, easy, proven, side-effectless free home therapeutics.
  • Clinical suggestions about which clinicians you should consider visiting.
  • Risk assessment; so that you remain careful about the immediate acute health risks.
  • Cardiovascular risks associated with your current mental health condition.

Relevance of the test for the test-takers and Individuals

  • Knowing thyself better for self-healing.
  • Become aware of toxic relationships and take appropriate steps.
  • Become aware of codependency and the possibility of being taken advantage of by others.
  • Become aware of the possible continuous failure in the profession.
  • Become aware of attracting more toxic people in life.
  • Become aware of the current and future health risks.

After you are more self-aware and self-conscious, you can take proper decisions about improvement, either through a hybrid approach of your own clinical team in the correlation of Lyfas care, or you may choose to solve the problem as per your judgment.

Data and Privacy

Please refer to our privacy policy We do not share, trade, or sell your data with any other parties. We do not use your data for any promotional or advertising campaign for you or anyone else. You can take the test as an anonymous guest user. However, we highly recommend you create an account with us that helps you track your test results, link other tests, get personalized recommendations, and get notified whenever we post relevant knowledgebases.

Pricing

You do not have to buy anything when you take Lyfas mental health online self-assessment tests. The tests are free and always will be. However, as a clinical trial, design, validation, coding, and testing is a massive scientific, clinical and technological effort, we would highly appreciate a donation from you towards our research and development so that we can continue to help you to take control back of your life.

Disclaimer

This test is provided as-is. Acculi Labs Pvt. Ltd. and Lyfas take no responsibility for the harm arising from taking the test, including Hypochondriasis, thanatophobia, mental trauma, and others. The results of this test can not be used as evidence in a court of law. No institutional, legal, or disciplinary actions can be initiated based on the test results. Furthermore, we take no responsibility for the validity and accuracy of the test. This is adapted from the original Test as cited in the test. This is an anonymous test, and we do not capture your sensitive data that reveals your identity, including your name, GPS, mobile number, etc. However, we log your IP address and the final test result(not individual answers).

Membership

Health conditions change all the time depending upon various aspects of life; therefore, time tests are not true reflections of any health condition. To solve this challenge, we have introduced membership tests. Once you join the site, all your tests will be linked with your user ID. Please note that Lyfas do not share your data with any parties; all the data is encrypted with industry-standard encryption. You can anytime get all your data deleted by generating a delete-data request. Membership enables you to track the changes in the parameters in subsequent tests and helps you to take proper measurements based on the areas that need improvement.

 

Take Validated Online Free Lyfas Self-Assessment Questionnaire Quiz Based Online Envy Test Based on BeMas Scale and Check for Your Malicious Envy

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1.When I envy others, I focus on how I can become equally successful in the future.
2.I wish that superior people lose their advantage
3.If I notice that another person is better than me, I try to improve myself.
4.Envying others motivates me to accomplish my goals.
5.If other people have something that I want for myself, I wish to take it away from them.
6.I feel ill toward people I envy.
7.I strive to reach other people’s superior achievements.
8.Envious feelings cause me to dislike the other person.
9.If someone has superior qualities, achievements or possessions, I try to attain them for myself.
10.Seeing other people’s achievements makes me resent them.
11.What is your Gender?
12.What is your resting heart rate?
13.What is your Age Range?
14.What is your blood pressure range?
15.Please rate your excretion 🚽 quality(How comfortable is your bowel movement)

References

  • 1
    Lange, J., & Crusius, J. (2015). Dispositional envy revisited: Unraveling the motivational dynamics of benign and malicious envy. Personality and
    Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(2), 284-294.
  • 2
    Fam JY, Yap CY, Murugan SB, Lee T. Benign and malicious envy scale: an assessment of its factor structure and psychometric properties. Psychological Thought. 2020 Apr 30;13(1):66-84.
  • 3
    Hofstede G. Culture and organizations. International studies of management & organization. 1980 Dec 1;10(4):15-41.
  • 4
    Kwiatkowska MM, Rogoza R, Volkodav T. Psychometric properties of the Benign and Malicious Envy Scale: Assessment of structure, reliability, and measurement invariance across the United States, Germany, Russia, and Poland. Current Psychology. 2022 May;41(5):2908-18.

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