Have you ever said some version of this:
“I mean I’m totally not jealous of them. It’s not a jealousy thing. I just think they are wrong for the part.” (When you ALSO went for that part…)
“It’s the way they sing it… I just don’t like HOW they do it. I think their technique is off…” (And in your mind you KNOW you could do it better…)
OR (to take it outside of the performance realm…)
“They look AWFUL in those gym clothes…” (But that also means they went to the gym and actually took care of their body when maybe YOU are NOT doing that...?)
Whether you want to admit it to yourself or not, this is JEALOUSY. And I KNOW what that feels like. That feeling that it SHOULD have been you. That you felt like you ROCKED that audition and you’re not getting any props for doing so. That feeling of knowing how HARD you know you’ve worked and yet… someone else got the part… (maybe AGAIN…)
And jealousy is SO EASY to fall into without even being aware of it. It happens to me ALL. THE. TIME. Not because I want it to. Not because I mean to. But because it is, ultimately, the human condition. And as humans we have two choices whenever we encounter something we don’t like.
Stay stuck and complain about it.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.