Laughing


#1

I’m bad at it I feel. Post-childhood I can count the times I’ve laughed uncontrollably on one hand… I find things funny all the time but just don’t naturally laugh out loud. I do laugh out loud deliberately when in company as I believe it’s important to show appreciation. This gives laughter for me a performative aspect, which has tainted my views on people with elaborate laughter styles - part of me just feels like they are putting it on. Does anyone else experience this? Love to hear your thoughts guys.


#2

Yep I agree.

Not laughed so much it hurts since… well I don’t know when.


#3

It depends if youre with people I think. If im watching stuff alone , unless its hysterical then I rarely laugh out loud even if I find it funny ( did laugh out loud at a bit on Curb yesterday though)


#4

Is there something wrong with us, or is it the world that’s at fault?


#5

Psychological fact that laughter is more about interaction with other people. We naturally laugh more when we are in company. One of my measures of a good comedy film is if I laugh when I am watching it on my own.


#6

I laugh a lot, on my own, via text and with people… I love a good dirty old man laugh. When texting with my friends if I type “haha” into my phone the predictive text automatically tries to change it to “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA” :confused: haaa, jeezo. Maybe over doing it a bit.


#7

Tried it once. Didn’t enjoy it.


#8

Declined since I stopped smoking pot, definitely.


#9

How deliberate is all this laughter?


#10

I remember laughing so much I could hardly breathe watching things like Reeves and Mortimer when I was growing up. Don’t laugh like that much anymore, not sure if it’s because my older more jaded self doesn’t find things as funny as I once did. Did have a good laugh watching Lego Batman the other week though.


#11

I always have a good laugh with my friends and my immediate family. Proper howling laughter at times. I rarely laugh when I’m watching something on my own but the lack of a social elements is to blame there.


#12

As in fake laughter?


#13

Maybe you need funnier friends/family.


#14

I think I laugh too much


#15

Not familiar


#16

laugh out loud to myself sometimes, on my own. at my own jokes.

i’m great.


#17

My tv accuses me of having a fake laugh.

I find I imitate laughs after being in the company of someone with a distinctive laugh


#18

I titter when I’m alone, and chortle in company.

Belly laughs are few and far between, though.


#19

I think I laugh a lot. Due to my bleak existence and poor life choices I try to make humour out of literally everything, which I’m pretty sure must be incredibly annoying to everyone else. Fuck it.

I even snigger out loud sometimes reading this bloody forum, prompting questions I am unable to answer in the workplace.


#20

Live love laugh mates