Style of Humor

A form of humor is a personality trait that varies between individuals. By dividing the form of humor into 2 major categories: positive humor and negative humor

Positive humor (Adaptive Humor Style) is humor that expresses self-acceptance, fun, relaxation, happiness, consisting of

  1. Affiliative Humor

is to constantly talk about things in a humorous way. or show behavior to create happiness and fun for others around It creates a good atmosphere and relationships with others. to reduce stress on both others and oneself The jokes are non-violent. or cause trouble for others Maybe bring yourself part of the joke. But there is a process of self-acceptance. Do not see yourself inferior It’s a warm sense of humour. It is a non-violent prank on another person. Also in respect of the person who is joking. Sharing this positive fun resulting in increased social relations boost morale and reduce tensions and conflicts between individuals

Casual humor was associated with extraversion , cheerfulness, self -esteem , and intimacy. relationship satisfaction positive feelings and emotions

  1. Self-promoting humor (Self-enhancing Humor)

is to look at things that happen to oneself in daily life with humor To reduce stress and be ready to face the effects that may occur. Useful as a protective mechanism against emotional problems. make mental health Negative emotions can be avoided by looking at stories as they really happen. It’s the ability to use humor in a realistic way. when faced with stressful problems People use humor to maintain a positive sense of self despite suffering and stress. Emotional regulation provides a flexible approach to help change the structure and perception of adverse events as a positive challenge rather than a threat.

Self-promoting humor was negatively associated with negative feelings, such as depression. anxiety and positively correlated with openness to experience , self-esteem and good mental health ( Psychological well-being )

Negative humor (Maladaptive Humor Style) is humor that expresses aggression. cause damage or embarrassment to others, including:

  1. Aggressive Humor

is the use of humor to reconcile, sarcastize, ridicule, laugh at others It is the use of emotions to harm another person either intentionally or unintentionally, such as making fun of another person’s weaknesses. Or it’s an expression of humor without being careful about the impact that will happen to other people. bring uneasiness to those around Individuals with an aggressive sense of humor tend to be indifferent to the feelings of others. and use humor by involving others Harassing and insulting others through this type of humor deteriorates interpersonal relationships. until reaching the level of social relations

Aggressive humor was positively associated with neuroticism , hostility, aggression , anger, and was negatively associated with satisfaction. Consent, compassion ( Agreeableness ) and meticulousness ( Conscientiousness )

  1. Self-parody humor (Self-defeating Humor)

is the use of humor to insult oneself in a negative way Try to amuse others using your own story and engage with others through sarcasm. ridicule yourself This use of humor is an escapeive adaptation mechanism. or hiding negative emotions and feelings Try to act humorous to avoid confrontation. People with a self-mocking sense of humor are more likely to be the target of jokes and laugh when they are ridiculed by others. Such a strong temper can lead to self-isolation from society. Reduced opportunities for socialization and emotional support reduce self-worth and meaning Including reducing flexibility in dealing with problems in life

Self-parody humor was positively associated with emotional instability. Negative feelings, such as depression anxiety and was positively correlated with relationship satisfaction. self esteem and good mental health




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