Originally Posted by AnnabelMore
It seems to me thay compersion is maybe one flavor of empathy. Like, you can empathize with someone's anger and get angry for them, you can empathize with someone's sadness and feel sad that they're sad, and you can also empathize with their happiness about love and feel happy for them. The last of which would be compersion. But yeah, it's a lot less specific.
This is pretty much the best description that matches how I feel. Usually when I care about someone I can feel all of those 'flavors'. As though they were an extention of myself.
maybe use the word "happy" as a root to come up with another descriptor? hmm now all I can think of is the word 'gay'
Here is wikipedia's definition...
Compersion is a state of empathetic happiness and joy experienced when an individual's current or former romantic partner experiences happiness and joy through an outside source, including, but not limited to, another romantic interest.