(CNN) — For all you couples out there — how would you feel if your partner got a promotion, won an award, or reached some high goal — and you did not? Well, according to a new study, it seems that men might feel worse about it — than women.
A new study in a journal from the American Psychological Association found that men automatically felt worse about themselves when they thought their female partner was doing better.
In other words – the men in the study saw their partner’s success — as their own failure and suffered bruised egos. And get this — the study says women did not feel worse about themselves if their male partners succeeded — or better about themselves if their men lagged behind them.
They studied nearly 900 people in five experiments here in the US and the Netherlands.