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Research shows funny people are more intelligent

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Austrian researchers found that funny people, particularly those who enjoy dark humour, have higher IQs than their less funny peers. They argue that it takes both cognitive and emotional ability to process and produce humour. Their analysis shows that funny people have higher verbal and non-verbal intelligence, and they score lower in mood disturbance and aggressiveness. Evidence suggests that having a good sense of humour is linked to high emotional intelligence and is a highly desirable quality in a partner.
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Do you agree that being funny means you're intelligent? Would you want your partner to have a sense of humor and why?
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I like being with funny people. They make you forget about the problems you have. They also lighten up the mood. I have an office mate who is good at cracking jokes. He has a regular fun time with the team. As a result, I think our team's engagement is better compared to the other teams in the company.
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A sense of humor is a beautiful trait. When times are stressful, it can help to see the absurdity of a situation. A good night with friends or your partner is made better by laughter. And everyone knows that a sense of humor is a crucial part of what people seek when they are looking for love.
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Funny people are really charismatic people. I read about a lot of funny actors who have younger partners because of their funny charm, at least that's what their interview says. I would imagine it would be good to live with funny people, they can lighten up the mood of the family.
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who doesn't like good sence of humour,sometimes it could be offensive but i will advise not to take it seriously.Funny people are always trying to make everybody around them happy and thats one of the most ntelligent thing a person can do( adding positivity in enviorment). In my opinion funny people are normal people who do intelligent things.
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Also there is nothing like more intelligent. Everybody can think and do extraordinary things in specific field(s). Picasso was a genius and so was Newton and so are You.
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I like funny people
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When women say that they want a man with a good sense of humor, they generally mean that they want someone who will both make them laugh and will laugh at their jokes. In contrast, when men say that they want a woman with a good sense of humor, they mean primarily that they want someone who will laugh at their jokes.
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I believe this because it takes a certain amount of intelligence to see the humor in things.
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Everyone wants to believe they are funny because it is such a desirable trait. Most people laugh at jokes from being nervous, anxious or thinking they're being polite & number of other things. I think the majority of people mistake that for actually being funny.
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I think to be funny is a skill that generally requires intelligence. Of course some people like the best comedians, have an instinct for what is funny and some don’t. But that instinct is likely an outgrowth of an aspect of their intelligence, just as Handel or Mozart had an instinct for music.
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I believe this because it takes a certain amount of intelligence to see the humor in things.
I agree but I don't think that they are Mensa-like intelligent. I believe everybody can be funny.
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Funny people just have a brain that finds the humor in things and the way to express it to us and that likely takes some impressive brainpower to do it so automatically and effortlessly.
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When women say that they want a man with a good sense of humor, they generally mean that they want someone who will both make them laugh and will laugh at their jokes. In contrast, when men say that they want a woman with a good sense of humor, they mean primarily that they want someone who will laugh at their jokes.
This is true! This is why women marry funny men.
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