I was thinking about this at the time it happened but didnt discuss it with anyone, in part because I dont know that many people who are that analytical or interested in psychology in real life.
I was out with some friends and they were passing comment on my laugh, I've got a big booming laugh that wont quit when I get started, I like to laugh and laugh a lot, it feels good and I like humour. Anyway, my friend was saying what was wrong that I wasnt laughing on this occasion, which was a bit strange because you cant laugh all the time but he then went on to say that he'd be afraid if I wasnt laughing because if someone like me quit laughing I'd have to be about to carry out a massacre or something.
I was a little shocked by the association between being, what I'd regard as regular common or garden good humoured and some sort of extremes of emotion or pathological label. Has anyone else experienced this sort of thing were someone else's observations have radically differed from their own assessment of themselves? Also is that more common now than it once was? To attribute behaviour or thinking to the strange, sinister or disordered?