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    INFJs, what usually gets you laughing, or what is your sense of humor style?

    For me, it's usually dry wit and sarcasm. Big fan of political satire, the dry witty one-liner. I also find English obsurdist humor funny as well. Sometimes I find irony and some incidences in real life funny as well.

    I try to tell a joke, and it usually falls flat, so I use one-liners, or can have a bit of a mischievous/ smart-alec style humor, self-deprecation.

    More of a dry humor person. How about the rest of you?
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    Often things that leave most people wondering. Jokes with hidden meanings. Sometimes come up with really peculiar stuff with ENTP's and find it funny. It can be something completely stupid, but just because how stupid it is, it's actually funny. Also awkward situations in a sense.
    And when I mean stupid, it's usually pretty goofy. For example:

    Person 1: "Want to hear a pencil joke?"
    Person 2: "Sure."
    Person 1: "What's the POINT!?"
    Person 2: *Facepalms*
    *Me and person 1 laugh at the other person who's suffering over the bad joke*
    I guess this could be considered as trolling at some point. That's something that I sometimes go along with, but I take time picking the targets.

    Oh yes, sometimes I'm ashamed of letting that side out of me, but it's generally harmless. I also have this sarcastic and cutting side to my humour, but that's saved for friends who can take it.

    There's actually an ENTP friend of mine who I sometimes feel like I'd rather not know, because he's quite the arsehole and plenty of people really dislike him. And I often have to pretty much babysit him and sometimes try to talk him out of doing something cruel to people.

    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousFeeling View Post
    For me, it's usually dry wit and sarcasm. Big fan of political satire, the dry witty one-liner. I also find English obsurdist humor funny as well. Sometimes I find irony and some incidences in real life funny as well.

    I try to tell a joke, and it usually falls flat, so I use one-liners, or can have a bit of a mischievous/ smart-alec style humor, self-deprecation.

    More of a dry humor person. How about the rest of you?
    I can relate very much. I'd throw the dry wit and sarcasm to being capricorn traits astrologically. (Pan was the god of theatrical criticism.) Capricorn F's aren't too common, in my opinion. Not sure what exactly you might be, but this could very well be the reason of your f.

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    Dry wit, sarcasm, irony all the way. "Intelligent" humour, one-liners, clever puns and word-plays will always do the trick. Intertextuality, witty references, the possibility to make connections that create the "aha!" moments are my favourite.

    The fart jokes make me yawn. I can certainly laugh at anything remotely funny or even if it's not funny, which in turn makes it funny. But not everything makes me feel fulfilled. If it's something so funny that makes me laugh and cry at the same time, then it's the real deal.

    As much as I hate seeing people humiliate themselves and being embarrassed in front of everybody, I do find something peculiarly fascinating in Jackass-type shows. I have no problem admitting that. However, seeing somebody heavily ridiculed, criticised and victimized, when people are just being mean and show off their "power" immediately puts me off. Being mean has never been my intention when making jokes and I certainly don't appreciate others doing that either. It's all about lighthearted banter, back and forth jabs in a friendly way (although, with good friends and with people who have the tolerance for it, it can seem as very obnoxious and mean-spirited communication to the outsiders )

    Oh, I'm positively awful at telling jokes, I'm in stitches laughing because I can't stop my mind from immediately leaping to the point of the joke, so my "performance" is notoriously horrendous, which people find amusing to laugh at. Bastards.

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    I like british humour in most cases, and irony and witty one liners can be funny too. I have a definite line drawn in the sand over what's funny and what isn't though. Potty humour is never funny to me. If the joking around is careless and hurtful, I start to feel unsettled, especially when someone makes fun of insecurities or sensitive topics. I can appreciate parodies, but they have to be well thought out or they just seem corny to me.
    I can sometimes come up with an amusing one liner, but sometimes I just can't resist a goofy pun.

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    I think INFJs are great with puns. But their delivery, not as fantastic.
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    In general, I would say my sense of humor falls under the category "Easily Amused."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacabreCharade View Post



    I can relate very much. I'd throw the dry wit and sarcasm to being capricorn traits astrologically. (Pan was the god of theatrical criticism.) Capricorn F's aren't too common, in my opinion. Not sure what exactly you might be, but this could very well be the reason of your f.
    I'm a Virgo.

    I also forgot to add, most moments in Doctor Who.

    Not a fan of stupid humor that you'd find with Jim Carrey.

    I can handle Dr. House's remarks for some reason, despite I dislike it when people are being ridiculed and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousFeeling View Post
    I can handle Dr. House's remarks for some reason, despite I dislike it when people are being ridiculed and stuff.
    Oh yeah, with fiction I have no problem with it, I quite enjoy it. But in real life I get a really strong protective sense and I immediately want to stand against people who are being negative towards others.

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    Intelligent, knowing humor, especially dark-ish humor that finds giggles in the things I tend to also observe about human behavior. The delivery has to be on, too. A funny line in the hands of a clumsy person is boring, but delivered by someone with terrific comedic timing is terrific.

    My favorite joke from my 5yo to date: "Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?" I dunno. Why? "Because it was dead."

    People who are being ridiculous without realizing it are very funny to me. Parodies on ridiculous behavior leave me gasping for air, especially if watched with someone else with a great sense of humor. (I think it's because I appreciate the skillful insight into why people do the dumb things they do, and how effortlessly the can portray it. Think "Best in Show" or "John Cleese's How to Irritate People").

    I get bored with slapstick, fart jokes, stupid crude humor and Jim Carey style stupidity.
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    I can usually find some humor in most situations. I appreciate intelligent humor, like science jokes, or word play. I love dry and or sarcastic humor. I love dark humor. I love underlying humor, or twisty humor. I like true humor, as long as it isn't mean. I like cultural references and I love random thoughts that turn out to be funny. I love random thoughts that aren't funny too... I am quite easily amused actually. I laugh a lot.

    I hate slapstick humor, and fart jokes, I also hate cruel humor.
    Basically I hate stupid / base humor, but love most other forms.
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