People who feel good about themselves want to make others feel good and don’t need to knock the joy out of someone. It was a revelation for me and made lots of sense as I thought about the kind of people who loved to point out flaws.
There are people unhappy with themselves, who lament their lot in life, being unable to find a job they enjoyed or believing they weren’t meant to be happy. They are unable to build themselves up without tearing others down. They find satisfaction in the unhappiness of others, sucking on some sour morsel to bring themselves some fleeting joy.