Sense of Humor

A sense of humor tends to be the number one thing everyone is looking for in a potential romantic partner.

A sense of humor can be a person's greatest asset. This skill can help you interact easily with others, improve your health, and even diffuse difficult situations at home, or in business dealings.

It is important to understand that you don't have to be funny to have 'a sense of humor.' You just have to be able to see the lighter side of things.

How to see the lighter side of things

  • you can go with the flow
  • you can laugh things off
  • you don't take things too seriously
  • you get along with a lot of different types of people
  • you are capable of looking on the bright side of things
  • you realize that things change, but humor is forever
  • you are fun to be with
  • you can cheer people up
  • you laugh at other people's jokes
  • you always have a witty comeback

How to understand humor

  • a 'sense of humor' does more than making people laugh. It can help reduce pain and stress, improve mood and creativity, increase friendliness and happier relationships with people around you.
  • know the difference between being funny and having a 'sense of humor.'
  • know to find your funny bone. What makes you laugh. What makes you smile and lighten up.
  • watch and learn from other people and comedy actors, but be sure to develop your own style
  • focus more on having fun than being funny. Learn to have fun and stay upbeat, no matter what life throws at you

How to learn to joke

  • memorize some jokes
  • practice jokes on your partner or family members
  • make light jokes about daily news, weather etc.,
  • surround yourself with happy and funny people.
  • be careful not to offend people
  • know your audience 

Where did 'sense of humor' get started?

The phrase 'sense of humor' was used as early as 1753 in a discussion of drama, with 'sense' originally meaning 'capacity,' or 'appreciation.'

While largely considered positive throughout history, certain thinkers and authors in the 1600's frowned on the indulgence they associated with a 'sense of humor.'

Since the 1700's, the meaning of 'sense of humor' has expanded from ability to get and enjoy a joke to the kind of 'sense of humor' one likes.

We have categorized the types of 'sense of humor', such as 'a dirty sense of humor,' a 'dark sense of humor' etc.

In the 20th  century, a 'sense of humor' became associated with one a person's character strengths and became a leading trait people seek in romantic partners.

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