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DeLong, T. J. (2011).  Why chronic comparing spells career poison.
"To a certain extent, ambitious professionals have always engaged in what I refer to as reverse schadenfreude—being pained by other people's success."
Dostoyevsky, F. (1922).  The Brothers Karamazov: a novel in four parts and an epilogue.
"He did no one any harm, but 'Why do they think him so saintly?' And that question alone gradually repeated gave rise at last to an intense, insatiable hatred toward him. That I believe was why many people were extremely delighted at the smell of decomposition which came so quickly, for not a day had passed since his death." (p. 352)
Buckingham, M., & Clifton D. O. (2001).  Now, Discover Your Strengths.
"Our baser instincts encourage us to take pleasure in another's misfortunes; unfortunately, the pleasure seems to increase in direct proportion to the person's ego. The bigger his ego, the greater our pleasure in his failure." (p. 125)

See also: antipathy

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  • Concept: schadenfreude
    • preferred: schadenfreude
    • definition: delight in another person's misfortune
    • related: antipathy
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    • keyword-174
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      • in scheme:
      • gloss: delight in another person's misfortune
      • hyponym of:
      • sense: Schadenfreude
      • synset id: 107491591
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