Everybody loves to be in the company of a funny person. Individuals that still have a sense of humor in any situation always are welcome by other people. Nobody likes to be around people that are always complaining about everything. People logically group around optimistic motivators. It doesn’t mater how you are, but if you have a good sense of humor; people sooner or later will come to you and will like to be part of your company.
Let’s see how a good sense of humor will help you:
First of all a good joke is a great way to introduce yourself to other people. Make a joke in the beginning of a conversation in many situations to break a cold wall between people. In my opinion, it is much better than to just say, “It’s a nice day today, isn’t it?”
Of course, in a lot of self improvement books you can read that starting conversations by talking about the weather is considered a good start. A good joke will not only introduce yourself in a nice way but also it will give to people positive impressions about yourself.
Sense of humor can help you get away from confusing situations. If you have a lot of work that need to be complete in short time, the sense of humor will help you get through without much stress. If you’re involve in a group project, the sense of humor will help to keep your team in a good mood and inspire you team mates to do a better job.
Be grateful, for the absurd is often what makes a hard position easier. If you can show a sense of humor in any situation, and if it necessary about yourself, the people that are working with you will follow you. As a result, the job is done in a more constructive and joyful way, which will make your boss happy and teach him that you are performing a better job that way.
One thing that you have to remember is that a sense of humor does not always works for any situation. There is a good time to make a joke and there is a bad time for a joke. For example: the funeral is definitely the bad place to make jokes. There are a lot of other situations when any joke is unethical. Don’t make people laugh at the time that they not suppose to. The proper time is the key.
Another thing that you have to consider is what you say. Some jokes can be very hurtful. As some people are laughing at your joke, there might be someone who won’t like it and won’t appreciate it at all.
You must be sensitive and say your jokes according to the nature of the people you are talking to. The bad joke can be very painful to some people and build the barrier between you and them. It can break some good relationships and the standard phrase like “hey, I was just kidding” might not fix the situation.
So how can you be sure that your joke is an appropriate joke, and won’t hurt anybody? If it is a very sensitive situation; try to sense the atmosphere around people that your joke created. If you feel that your joke succeeds, than continue, if not than stop immediately. But if you need to make a joke, aim it to yourself first, so nobody gets hurt. Also, you can make jokes about general situations, so you won’t hurt anybody.
A good sense of humor needs a big amount of forethought and timing on your side. One more, there is a time for everything. If you feel that your sense of humor is something that people around you will benefit from, then go for it. We all deserve a good laugh, after all.