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What do you call a person who takes pleasure in the success of others? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the antonym for Schadenfreude? I often like to watch the successful moments in the events of sportsmen and I take great pleasure in seeing them succeed so much. ...
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What's a word for someone who enjoys giving others pleasure? [duplicate]

What's a word for someone who enjoys giving others pleasure? Basically the opposite of schadenfreude, schadenfreude being pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. I'm looking for a word ...
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What is the double opposite of Schadenfreude? [duplicate]

If schadenfreude means "pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune", is there a word to call someone who can't feel happy when something good/exciting happens to a relative/friend/...
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Word for the emotion behind “D'oh!”

What is the name of the emotion that you feel when you accidentally make a mistake? Such as when you clumsily drop a bowl and it shatters? In the Simpsons, Homer says "D'oh!" when this sort of thing ...
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What is a word for “to take pleasure in someone else's success”?

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…..?
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Word/ phrase for satisfaction derived from helping others?

I am in search of a noun or concise, descriptive phrase for the satisfaction and joy one gets from helping others. I do a lot of community service and very much enjoy it, and I get an almost cathartic ...
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A different sort of antonym for Schadenfreude?

Schadenfreude is the joy or pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. What is the word for the feeling of discomfort derived from witnessing the misfortunes of others?
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A word for being troubled at others' potential schadenfreude against me

Schadenfreude is "enjoyment obtained from the trouble of others." I'm not looking for the antonym of that, but instead if there is a similar word for the object of schadenfreude. For instance, is ...
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The antonym of Schadenfreude is “fribbly” - the joy in other people's joy. What is the origin of this new meaning? [closed]

For many years the word fribbly has been used in various communities as the antonym of Schadenfreude. Rather than harm-joy or "pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others". Fribbly is "Joy-Joy" ...
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Schadenfreude and its direct opposite [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A word for being troubled at others' potential schadenfreude against me This is the ability to laugh at others' misfortune. What word would you use if you knew that your ...
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Is there a term for feeling satisfied with other people's improvement? [closed]

I don't really know why, and I don't see it as a bad thing, but I was just curious as to whether there is a word or phrase for feeling satisfied with other people's improvement. I like watching people ...