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Why do we feel schadenfreude - and who it feels it the most?

The 3 forms of schadenfreude

  • Aggression-based schadenfreude: when members of a group experience schadenfreude at the misfortunes of those outside their group;
  • Rivalry-based schadenfreude: driven by social comparison;
  • Justice-based schadenfreude: the feeling that one experiences when somebody finally gets what's coming to them

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Why do we feel schadenfreude - and who it feels it the most?

Why do we feel schadenfreude - and who it feels it the most?

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Schadenfreude

It's the experience of feeling of joy in other's harm, the  pleasure of witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.

The 3 forms of schadenfreude

  • Aggression-based schadenfreude: when members of a group experience schadenfreude at the misfortunes of those outside their group;
  • Rivalry-based schadenfreude: driven by social comparison;
  • Justice-based schadenfreude: the feeling that one experiences when somebody finally gets what's coming to them

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