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    Around close personal friends: If we're in a clowning mood, it's easy for me to get silly. [Edit:] And I act silly with the wife all the time.

    By myself: It's easy for me to be silly by myself, but I forget to do it. I get caught up in my work or my own little dramas or ponder things too hard and too long. So I have to remind myself to get silly and have some laughs at my own expense to release the tension and unwind back to normal. The benefits are obvious enough: It gives me a break from working or brooding and refreshes me, and maybe even gives me some perspective on the things I'm doing by providing some quick distancing. But anyway, as long as I remember to be silly, then the silliness comes easy.

    In a crowd of social acquaintances or total strangers: It's always been difficult for me to be silly in social or work situations. I concentrate too hard on making a good impression and avoiding gaffes, with the end result that those environments have always been a strain for me. In recent years I've been working on loosening up and being more natural in difficult social situations, even at the risk of committing gaffes. It's been tough, but it's doable and I find myself enjoying myself much more and interacting much better. I don't worry if I come off as a bit of a chattering clown at first (in fact I cultivate the impression), and meantime the reduction in the stress/aggression/tension level frees up a lot of energy that I can use more productively and creatively in the social interactions themselves. Getting silly in social/work situations makes a big difference in the quality of the interactions. By putting myself at ease, I can cause others to be at their ease and get a better interaction going with them. And that's something that I've only been able to achieve with practice and deliberate intent.

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    Twin sister = frequently inescapable unbidden silliness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    Twin sister = frequently inescapable unbidden silliness.
    whole-heartedly, unequivocally, agree. Signed, sealed and delivered escape path that's personally yours alone. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by aelan View Post
    whole-heartedly, unequivocally, agree. Signed, sealed and delivered escape path that's personally yours alone. .
    I knew we'd be mano-y-mano on that one. Twin World.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Yes, actually... but only one.

    That is showing people they've underestimated you, but when it's too late for the information to be useful to them and you've already won.
    Good point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    I knew we'd be mano-y-mano on that one. Twin World.
    Si. guide and guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FineLine View Post
    Around close personal friends: If we're in a clowning mood, it's easy for me to get silly. [Edit:] And I act silly with the wife all the time.

    By myself: It's easy for me to be silly by myself, but I forget to do it. I get caught up in my work or my own little dramas or ponder things too hard and too long. So I have to remind myself to get silly and have some laughs at my own expense to release the tension and unwind back to normal. The benefits are obvious enough: It gives me a break from working or brooding and refreshes me, and maybe even gives me some perspective on the things I'm doing by providing some quick distancing. But anyway, as long as I remember to be silly, then the silliness comes easy.

    In a crowd of social acquaintances or total strangers: It's always been difficult for me to be silly in social or work situations. I concentrate too hard on making a good impression and avoiding gaffes, with the end result that those environments have always been a strain for me. In recent years I've been working on loosening up and being more natural in difficult social situations, even at the risk of committing gaffes. It's been tough, but it's doable and I find myself enjoying myself much more and interacting much better. I don't worry if I come off as a bit of a chattering clown at first (in fact I cultivate the impression), and meantime the reduction in the stress/aggression/tension level frees up a lot of energy that I can use more productively and creatively in the social interactions themselves. Getting silly in social/work situations makes a big difference in the quality of the interactions. By putting myself at ease, I can cause others to be at their ease and get a better interaction going with them. And that's something that I've only been able to achieve with practice and deliberate intent.
    Great post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    Great post.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    What's the last silly thing you did?
    Okay, here's something. Last night I was teaching my teenagers the last section on Pyle's Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. A couple of days ago we had watched the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera on DVD.

    The odd thing about that film is that, in it, almost all the lines are sung. Absently, at the beginning of the class I rattled off "The PHAAAAAN-tom of the opera is here... inside your mind!" And we proceeded to conduct the next ten minutes of class in operatic form. All the questions and answers were sung to melodies made up on the spot.

    My 12-year-old ENTP son immediately caught on. My 13-year-old (ENFJ?) daughter took about ten seconds longer, and my 14-year-old (ISFJ?) nephew didn't want to have anything to do with it and kept threatening to leave.

    The part of the story we were studying is the one in which Robin Hood dies, so at one point I sang "We know that Robin died, now tell me if you can... How did he BIIIITE the BIG one?!?" And my daughter echoed in chorus fashion "...BIIITE the BIG one!" Thereafter it was a theme.

    "What the prioress do... to help him BIIIITE the BIG one?!?"
    "...BIIIITE the BIG one!"

    What did the merry men do... after he BIIIIIT the BIG one?!?"
    "...BIIIIT the BIG one!"

    So then my nephew protested "What's with all this biting the big one? No! No more!"

    "Very well then... how did he KIIIIIIICK the BUCK-et?" I sang.
    "...KIIIIIICK the BUCK-et!" my kids echoed.

    A good time was had by all.

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    Wanna hear something silly?

    Do a Google video search on "Porky's Blue Christmas."

    [snerk!]

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