I constantly walk around with a smile. More or less. I don't do it consciously, it's just my natural expression. When i'm tired the smile drops, though, and then people think i'm cranky (correct, usually)
Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come
I probably have done the bad joke thing, just cant remember any right now
I think I'm fairly expressive. I find that I smile when I find something exciting or silly. I -dont- have the in the slightest unless I'm around someone I dont like much.
A friend of mine (ISFP maybe?) is very expressive and fidgets a lot when he's excited. Its cute He can also ramble on and on about the stuff he likes. Normally I wouldnt like it but the way he expresses things is so out of the norm that it's easy to listen to his stories/randomfacts.
'Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.' - Marilyn Monroe
This is who I am, escapist, paradise-seeker.
Anthropology Major out of Hamline University. St. Paul, Minnesota.
Being INTP, my secondary function is Ne. I LOVE it when I get an Ne rush, which is usually caused by having a good time during extroversion. When this happens I will just walk about smiling and laughing at just about everything, thinking up silly jokes and feeling the love for everyone around me.
It is the only time I wont feel uncomfortable when someone hugs me.
I think it actually isnt a good way to determine N or S or something form their PHYSICAL smile (if its true-subconscious or fake)
BUT, I think surely there are correlations between Nness and Sness and the way you laugh (at what you laugh); I noticed that more N you are, more you get and look for and make, rather abstract, metaphoric, conceptual humor, instead stronger Ss laugh from trivial things, which are meant to be funny, but more often than not they arent funny at all (for me). For me, these stupid jokes are just absolutely stupid, and i dont think theres anything funny at them (actually i get the point and i know what SHOULD be funny, but its so poor and retarded, i only wonder which retard can laugh at this (and usually majority of personnel)). - id call this shallow humor
Often I laugh from things that other people even dont notice, or notice but take absolutely seriously and see nothing funny at them. E.g. someone says something or make a movement which is rather normal, but inside my mind it somehow relate (connect) to something other - funny, and i laugh(or just smile, and then that person see I smile and: "Whaaat?") I didnt see anything like this in sensors.
In general i have great sense of humor, but i just deviate from that standard humor, and laugh from things that are somewhat more complex, and other people either dont get it, or it doesnt seem funny to them (id say im on higher level of humor perception, but its rather too cocky)
Uh oh, here we go with the S bashing again . . .
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"If you go looking for something in particular, your chances of finding it are very bad, because of all the things in the world, you're only looking for one of them. If you go looking for anything at all, your chances of finding it are very good, because of all the things in the world, you're sure to find some of them."
ooohh... the worst is mentally making a bad joke to yourself and laughing about it. Then everyone stares at you like you've gone crazy
I do this frequently.
I also smile and laugh very frequently, it makes me happy. I'd think that was related to extroversion almost though I don't know.
Not just an E or Ne thing for either (mentally making a joke and laughing to yourself about it and other people thinking you're crazy) and needing to smile and laugh very frequently--I am the same for both.
Without reading any of the responses to the question, here's what first came to my mind:
I believe I am one of the best fake smilers/laughers there are, although I don't like to use this "skill" because I value authenticity quite a lot. My fake smile doesn't work always and if it does, it will be a slow response. This is because it comes from me imagining me liking the joke or whatever is supposed to be funny or "smileworthy". I don't know if this has anything to do with Ne... but anyhow, it comes slower because I have to will myself to imagine it. I don't do that often. The normal fake smile for me would be the kind that tells the other person that I like him/her sharing the joke/idea with me, but that it isn't really that much fun. Now, the difference between a normal fake smile and my kind of imagined smile is that while normal smile is controlled (basically just raising the sides of your mouth) the imagined smile actually is inside your mind. This makes it more difficult to put in the "fake" category.
I wonder if anyone else has any thoughts about this. Off to read the other replies, then...
Ok, after reading through, I'd say the things I laugh about are
1) The abstract stuff Gauche was talking about.
2) Some really absurd stuff.
3) Something that is funny only if you imagine the situation (this can be same as no2).
Which reminds me (sorry I'm drunk, this might be offensive to some, I don't know, just don't read further if you like to get offended) of something that happened like a week ago, which I thought was like really really funny. We we're watching finnish Idols with my room mates and there was this singer doing his show and they showed a face of a (female) fan that was looking admiring at him. My (female) room mate shouts without ANY thoughts (there was no time to think): "My pussy's getting wet!", kinda like imitating the girl in the tv, and I laughed for minutes at that IDEA. I still think it is funny, even if it really isn't... yeah, umm, sorry about that....