Envy is characterized by an insatiable desire. And while it's similar to jealousy it goes beyond simply feeling discontent to someone else's traits, attributes or fortunes. The envious desire and covet what others have. It directly relates to one of the 10 Commandments, "Neither shall you desire anything that belongs to your neighbor."
When it comes to envious women, one of the man codes is to never mess with your boy's girl. You just don't go there. Yet, I hear stories all the time of women sleeping with their girl friend's guys. What cause this action? foremost, a lack of respect for your friend. However, more than anything else, envy is the root of this sin.
Envy vexes me because I could never understand why someone would see someone else's happiness and try to selfishly sabotage it for their own pleasure. Being jealous is a factor of not being happy with yourself, but being envious is behaving without a soul.
Men will consistently tell you that when they approach a group of 3 girls...there's always one in that group that wants to leave or will "cock block" the guys from getting anywhere with their girlfriends. That girl is an envious c-u-next-Tuesday. Don't be that girl.
It's no surprise that the counter Virtue for Envy is Kindness. Warmth, generosity and love for another do not exist in a person with envy. The kinder you are, the more you hope for someone else's happiness. Instead of competing with your fellow females for a boy's attention why not...I don't know...help them achieve what they desire. What comes around, goes around.