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What are the best ways to make someone happy?

  1. maheshpatwal profile image72
    maheshpatwalposted 7 years ago

    What are the best ways to make someone happy?

  2. Jaggedfrost profile image78
    Jaggedfrostposted 7 years ago

    Put their needs first and help them become what they desire to become in life.

  3. Taleb80 profile image82
    Taleb80posted 7 years ago

    Understand what does happiness mean for them, don't think that all people has same way to be happy. Then do what they like if it is not harming them, because some people don't know correct way for happiness, so as you care of them you should give some honest suggestions, at least, if they don't feel happy at once, they will be happy in future.

  4. C.V.Rajan profile image77
    C.V.Rajanposted 7 years ago

    This is what I have seen time and again -- Listening to that person earnestly, with curious questions asked in between to encourage him/ her to talk more about himself/ herself. Don't talk anything about yourself.

    90% of people are self-centered. They are least interested in you, The more you show interest in them, the more they are happy.

  5. maheshpatwal profile image72
    maheshpatwalposted 7 years ago

    Thank you very much for your answers. Will definitely keep  these word in my mind. Rajan sir nice to see you again after a long time .

  6. shazwellyn profile image55
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    By teaching them to be their own people and loving themselves.  Through self actualisation, they can achieve their full potential.

    Why not take a look at this on happiness....

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Psychology-101- … ople-Happy

  7. Ashantina profile image61
    Ashantinaposted 7 years ago

    Richard Pryor.. Live on Sunset Boulevard dvd! lol
    Seriously, humour, just being free, laughing, doing silly stuff, doing stuff out of the norm. You gotta be a bit crazy smile

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    One has to be careful trying to please others or one will become co-dependent and lose one's own well being and happiness.

    Co-dependence is caused by overzealous attempts to please others and causes much despair and unhappiness.

    That said, we should try hard to be nice to people and the best thing to achieve that is by actually listening to them and some of their problems.  Freud proved that having a person talk out their problems often solved many deep issues and problems people experience.

  9. kallini2010 profile image82
    kallini2010posted 7 years ago

    I have a friend.  I was so infatuated by him - well, let me have my illusions!  Love? Love?! Love!!!  But it is entirely my world, my fantasies - I wanted someone like him since he clearly couldn't and wouldn't commit to anyone.  But the beauty of our relationship is precisely in not having ...  What he told me was beautiful... "I cannot make you anything...meaning I cannot make you happy".  It's not up to him or anyone.  You and you only are responsible for your own happiness.  It might sound like nonsense, it is not.  That is why we are so upset with other people - we expect them to do something for us.  Especially, our parents.  They did what they could, not less and not more.  Did they make you happy?  Mine did not.  How long did it take me to realize it?  Forty long years.  Am I making my son happy?  I am even afraid to ask because I know the answer.

  10. krillco profile image93
    krillcoposted 7 years ago

    You cannot 'make someone happy'. We can only make ourselves happy. Believing in the myth that you can do something to make someone happy causes untold pain.

    Your emotions come form INSIDE YOU, not from someone else.

  11. Rosie2010 profile image77
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Oh what a good question!  It depends on who that someone is.  If it was me, I love flowers, specially roses.. so giving me flowers would make me happy.. giving me a rose, I'd be ecstatic.  If it was my late husband, he loved horse racing.. so I'll take him to the racetrack and spend the day betting and cheering for his horses.  If it was my son, he loves zombie movies, so I'll treat him to the latest zombie movie.  If it was my daughter, she loves boots.. so although she already have dozens of pairs of boots, I'd still take her shopping and let her buy another pair.  If it was my late mother, I'd go visit her and give her a hug and kiss and tell her I love her and I miss her so.  If it was my brother, I'll just give him a call.. he is always happy to hear from me.  If it was my sister, I'd take her to the casino as she loves to play the slot machines.  If it was a panhandler, I'd ask him why he needed money and if it is for food, I'd buy him dinner, like I sometimes do.

    Have a nice day,

  12. medicfrogs profile image76
    medicfrogsposted 7 years ago

    Yeah if you want the deep philosophical answer, you can't technically "make" someone happy, people choose how they want to feel. But you can definitely give them some nudges in the right direction!! Compliments is the generic answer, but it's generic for a reason, it works!

    People also enjoy feeling like they are useful, a kind of self-validation, so saying "thank-you" a lot, even to the little things really helps out. Probably the most effective thing you can do though is be a good example. There's two things I've noticed about people over the years, the first being that people are what you make them (so don't bad-mouth people, not even those you don't like), and the second is that people emulate those they have contact with regularly (thus the importance of being a good "happy" example).

    Whatever you do though, don't pry into their life, tell them how they should act, try to change who they are, and be careful about getting them gifts (it's easy to send the wrong message).  Best of luck!

  13. phiphi profile image58
    phiphiposted 7 years ago

    To be with them and help them whenever they need your help and try to fulfill all wishes.

  14. fundermentalist profile image51
    fundermentalistposted 7 years ago

    create an atmosphere of love in there presence, dont abuse or maltreat them