When I'm in an exhausted, pissy, wrung-out mood, my "t" kicks in and I'm very funny. I can make INTJs laugh when I'm feeling that way.
But I have to be able to tap into my darker, logical so to be that brand of funny, and that requires lots of stress. Fortunately, as a mom, I'm fantastically stressed a lot of the time, so it works out nicely for the humor of all at about 9pm every evening.
Friends have likened my INTJ and I to a sitcom. Yes. We're that damned funny.
sounds very familiar. the kids, husband and basically everything else you mentioned.
I think maybe we don't do shtick as much as other types do. I think that's true. And we might not appreciate it as much as other types do.
I am very sharply/sarcastic funny when I'm mad. The way I phrase things cracks people up, and they will get stuck on a phrase and keep repeating it and slapping their legs while I'm trying to move the story along to get to my point, which makes me madder, which makes me sharper/funnier. Or if I'm in a meeting and a friend is sitting next to me, I can crack her completely up with smart remarks under my breath. But again, it comes out of anger or disrespect, two conditions I try not to be in. I'm afraid of my smart-assedness. It doesn't really come out unless I just don't care anymore, and I'm not often at that point. Every once in a very great while, I'll have some spontaneous contribution that has no edge to it, but mostly it's better if I'm not funny.
I think my humor is a reactive kind, I say what witty thing comes to mind when someone says or asks something. It gets better the more I know the people I'm around so I don't accidentally make rude or unfairly general assumptions for the joke. I'm very good at timing, just bad at the meat of the joke. If nothing comes to mind, I'm not funny.
This is how I am also. I play off things that are on TV, or things going on around me, but I don't tell jokes or make up stuff on the fly.
I am trying to broaden my horizons, though. Every now and then I'll work on a stand-up comedy act monologue that I've been envisioning for awhile. That seems easier though, because you're basically writing a speech (that's funny) and then performing it.
Eh, not accounting for personal taste, you have to know funny INFs well before you get to see them in full flight. Otherwise, you get the humor-lite version. Funny INFs are funny in a personalized way, using the things they know about you once you have some comfortable history together.
I can't take the gloves off until I know a person well enough to know I won't go too far. I once told a morbid, offensive joke when I was 13 that cut too close to the bone for the recipient. Stuck with me for life.
My family and the men I have dated particularly mention that I am one of the funniest people they know. *shrugs* With anyone else and at TypeC I am typically more concerned with not being offensive/keeping my humor to myself. Irl I don't like playing to a crowd either, (too impersonal), so it's also more of a one-on-one thing.
This is hilarious.
"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."
Many people think I'm quite a funny person (at least those who are remotely receptive to irony). I probably won't make people crack up, but sometimes I can make them chuckle for quite a while whenever they think of what I've said. A large part of my humour consists of making things explicit that other people weren't aware of (since to me almost everything is somehow connected) or stating the things everybody knows, but nobody dares to say out loud. When people laugh or chuckle, it seems to me that they probably think I've told them something in a funny way when to me the thing in itself, the very notion of it, is what makes it funny (probably sounds very abstract). To me the world is quite absurd (philosophically speaking), and I like to prove it
Most of the time people think I'm just being (or trying to be) funny, but to me it's something crucial. Sometimes a joke is what stands between me and the abyss.