For example, say I work with a group of people, and one completes a very successful project. If I feel happy that a teammate has had a success I then I am…..?
It is possible that you are vicariously happy. Something that is vicarious is, according to Merriam-Webster,
experienced or felt by watching, hearing about, or reading about someone else rather than by doing something yourself.
So, to be vicariously happy is to be happy for someone else's achievement as though it were your own.
compersion - wiktionary
The feeling of joy one has experiencing another's joy, such as in witnessing a toddler's joy and feeling joy in response. The feeling of joy associated with seeing a loved one love another; contrasted with jealousy.
If I feel happy that a teammate has been successful then I am happy for him.
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