When someone takes a small subject and blows it out of proportion.
At times, making something otherwise insignificant into something bigger to suit their own agenda.
Daisy: Man, that girl is so petty. She can really make a mountain out of a mole hill.
Informed Annie: Oh Jesus, the AFA is boycotting Ford just because they posted ads in gay magazines. How petty!
When something bad happens to you, sometimes it’s a little comforting to have a revenge fantasy, but most of the time you don’t act on them. I honestly can’t think of a time I’ve had a revenge fantasy. I tend to fall back on the saying “It is what it is”.
You enjoy someone else’s failure
Not unless it’s something like a Presidential election or an awards ceremony on the Oscars level. I don’t enjoy anyones failures. I’d feel like shit if someone revelled in my failures, so I wouldn’t do the same.
You broadcast others’ failures
Broadcasting others’ failures is up there in the gossip area.
You set up plans that you know you won’t keep
I can’t say I’ve done this.
I don’t like that at all. I don’t do it to people and won’t let people do it to me.
You set people up to fail
I can’t see why anyone would do that.
Petty, by one of its definitions, means small, and a person who can’t accept others for how they are has a very petty view. I accept everyone for who and how they are.
You encourage mediocrity
You are giving a friend advice to be happy in the position that she’s in, I want them to flourish in their happiness and their success. I may struggle with both but I will be anyones cheerleader and support system.
You actively try to derail others
As a teacher I encourage success and following dreams and doing the best that they can. You may not always succeed, but you have to atleast try.