the satisfaction one gets as an outcome of another's gains or other positive encounters, frequently due to an identification with this other person. Commonly referred to as vicarious satisfaction.

VICARIOUS ENJOYMENT: "Her vicarious enjoyment over her mother having found the child she'd placed for adoption twenty years ago was hard to ignore."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VICARIOUS ENJOYMENT," in, April 29, 2013, (accessed September 16, 2021).