Author: Sabrina Barr
Laughter is the best medicine.
Frequent use of self-deprecating humour has been linked to a better overall psychological wellbeing, a study has discovered.
When you hear someone making fun of themselves, you would usually assume that they’re doing so to conceal their insecurities.
However, a recent study has found that the opposite may be the case; that making yourself the butt of your jokes actually demonstrates greater levels of happiness and self-assurance.
University of Granada researchers from the Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre (CIMCYC) decided to explore different kinds of humour to determine whether a person’s comedic streak is connected to the way in which they cope with anger.
The study, which was published in journal Personality and Individual Differences, assessed 1,068 Spanish adults aged between 18 and 65 years old across five different studies.
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