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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    I know, since it was a short qustion that fits on my post quite well.
    The thing is that many people in real life think that I could do things I say.
    So I decided to explain myself rather then diging myself in this.
    You obviously left a dull impression on granny's mind.

    Boom, boom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    My jokes are not design to be funny. At least not to average people.

    When I tell a "joke" my intention is not to make people laugh and if someone does, that is even better. It is just that I like to shock people from time to time and watch reactions.
    Then it's not a joke, it's just a grenade. That might be the root of the problem we have here about INTJ humor - some might not see that the purpose of a joke is to be funny.
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    I don't really like morbid humor.
    I do like sarcastic humor.
    Also blunt humor.
    Witty, also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    True. I've noticed that some of the stuff INTJs call humor isn't really humor. It's a morbid observation said in the same tone as everything else they say. And then they act all surprised when you didn't "get it," because, after all, they had pegged you as smart. No, I got that it was a weird thing to say...you just didn't go far enough for it to be an actual joke. In order to do deadpan, you have to have the "over-the-top" element. There are obviously exceptions, but a lot of INTJs are more unintentionally funny than funny in earnest.

    This isn't meant to be a dig on INTJs--just kind of explains why their humor isn't reaching other types like they want it to be. For instance, the Ethopian joke--it just feels like there should be more to it, something that makes it more clever than just "Get it? They don't have any food over there!" It needs a more original way to get that point across. Sometimes just the observation isn't enough.
    Hm yeah.
    Often when I try to make jokes people don't get them.
    However I often find that when I just make blunt observations or theories, people then laugh.
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    I've gotten more and more into sarcastic, but I find most people don't do it well enough. The best sarcastic humor happens in a moment, and timing is key. I like absurd humor a lot, personally. Non sequitur is a favorite. I love that scene in the Simpsons where, in a POW flashback in Vietnam an angry elephant like, swallows a dude whole, only to flash back to the present with Skinner saying "That elephant almost ate my entire platoon!"

    Or something to that effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    Then it's not a joke, it's just a grenade. That might be the root of the problem we have here about INTJ humor - some might not see that the purpose of a joke is to be funny.
    I in my own deffence I am not doing this often, just when someone serves himself/herself on a plate.
    It is a joke but some people can have problem with that kind of humor.
    On the other hand some people trully love it when I hit someone with a blunt comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    I in my own deffence I am not doing this often, just when someone serves himself/herself on a plate.
    It is a joke but some people can have problem with that kind of humor.
    On the other hand some people trully love it when I hit someone with a blunt comment.
    If they serve themselves up then it's a very cheap brand of humor to point out the obvious. Someone else on this thread used the word "cheap" as well. I've learned that it's much more satisfying to dig a little deeper for the better quality jokes and avoid "cheap" humor, it does not reflect back on you very well. Sarcasm is best used sparingly, it has more impact that way.

    There are lots of styles of humor and sometimes INTJs get stuck in a rut using only one or two of those. Sure maybe you'll look like a fool the first few times you try something else, but learning new tricks is worth it. Instead of always making fun of someone else learn to make fun of yourself. Learn how to add to someone else's humor, or set up a joke for them. Humor isn't all about delivering the punch line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    If they serve themselves up then it's a very cheap brand of humor to point out the obvious. Someone else on this thread used the word "cheap" as well. I've learned that it's much more satisfying to dig a little deeper for the better quality jokes and avoid "cheap" humor, it does not reflect back on you very well. Sarcasm is best used sparingly, it has more impact that way.
    They serve themselfs but they don't know they served them selfs. That is why it works.
    Also I think that everybody should calculate in cultural differences when they post in this thread.

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    Maybe I should just fall back on knock knock jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanamori View Post
    Maybe I should just fall back on knock knock jokes.
    Knock knock.
    Who's there?
    An INTJ trying to be funny.
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