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    Default Why do you 'laugh'?

    I often use "haha" or "lol" if I'm insecure about what I'm saying.
    Maybe you have heard of this wisdom:
    People 'laugh' about themselves because then the other one can only say something better.

    A: Let's do [...]! Oh, I'm so stupid for proposing this, haha.
    B: No, you're so intelligent.

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    they say monkeys smile when they are scared/hostile. I see your point cause people do laugh for the same reasons too.

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    hm, i was wondering last night why people scream. then it hit me, survival no doubt. i figure the same goes for laughing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hommefatal View Post
    I often use "haha" or "lol" if I'm insecure about what I'm saying.
    Maybe you have heard of this wisdom:
    People 'laugh' about themselves because then the other one can only say something better.
    I don't say anything I don't mean, both in the Internet and in real life. But I usually leave some things unsaid. I "laugh" fairly often and it is usually about the things that I do find amusing and I want to emphasize that.

    The insecurity part sounds about right. I do that too, sometimes. But I don't think it's actually about fishing for compliments. I believe it's more about self-preservation. Leaving yourself a back door out of the situation if the person you're talking with doesn't come along with your ideas. That way you feel less awkward and can quickly move on.

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    I laugh when amused, shocked by something and, (something I picked up when living in SE Asia) I give a bit of a chuckle when embarrassed about a particular situation.

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    Because something is funny. If I type in lol or haha, it doesn't mean I'm laughing in real life. It's usually different, I'm either just filling in the blanks, being sarcastic, or just amused.

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    it takes a certain amount of guts to talk about something you are insecure about or something you are really private about...something that is sure to alter people's opinion of you...so you put it out there and 'lol' to put them and yourself at ease. prolly more for yourself more than others

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ123 View Post
    they say monkeys smile when they are scared/hostile. I see your point cause people do laugh for the same reasons too.
    Bullshit... i smile when i am entertained or when i sense that i have the upper hand in a clash.
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    When i lol or lmao .. it is because i am laughing out loud or chuckling to myself to the amusement of my children who think i am crazy.
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    I often laugh when I'm in need to relax and/or uplift myself when times are down. This especially happened last night when I was trying to recover from a panic attack I had.

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