Originally Posted by RfromRMC
There is overlap and there is difference. Let's see if I can put it simply....
If you are more monogamous-inclined and not poly, then if you saw your partner talking to, flirting, or pursuing sex with another person then you would obviously get quite jealous.
If you are very poly-inclined non-jealous person, then that would not be an issue. However if you thought your partner was spending more and more time with his/her other partner and neglecting any good quality time with you, then you would understandably feel envious.
That make sense?
So it's a matter of the underlying emotion?
In the mono scenario, the underlying emotion would be anger/insecurity/mistrust. At least IMO.
In the poly, not necessarily any of those emotions, but there would be an imbalance... more "it's not fair."
Am I reading you correctly?