Is it better to appreciate humor or to supply humor? Are funny people happier? “Researchers have theorized that a sense of humor is made up of six basic variables: the cognitive ability to create or understand jokes, an appreciation and enjoyment of jokes, behavior patterns of joking and laughing, cheerful or humorous temperament, a bemused attitude about life, and a strategy of using humor in the face of adversity. A sense of humor, then, can mean either being funny or enjoying funny things…Laughter itself is what brings a lot of humor’s benefits, not necessarily making other people laugh.” Let’s break it down.
Read More: Arthur Brooks, The Atlantic