Humor

If Humor is your top strength you like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you. You try to see the light side of all situations.


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Virtue Category

Humor falls under the virtue category of Transcendence. Transcendence describes strengths that provide a broad sense of connection to something higher in meaning and purpose than ourselves. 

Key Concepts

Humor involves the ability to make other people smile or laugh. It also means having a composed and cheerful view on adversity that allows an individual to see its light side and thereby sustain a good mood.

Using Carol Burnett To Build Humor

Humor In Action

Humor Motto

Laugh a lot, with others.






Exercises for Boosting Humor

  • Think about a past even in which you used humor for your benefit and the benefit of others.
  • Write down the humor of your everyday life. Each day make a conscious effort to be aware of your sense of humor, others' sense of humor, funny situations, and clever comments and record them in a daily journal.
  • Watch a funny sitcom/ movie or read a comic/funny blog daily. 

Examples of Humor

Movies

  • Zorba the Greek
  • Patch Adams
  • Amadeus
  • Murderball
  • Ridicule
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Songs

  • Always Look On the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python
  • The Hokey Pokey - Brave Combo
  • I Wanna Soak up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
  • Octopus's Garden - Beatles
  • Chalk Dust Torture - Pfish
  • Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
  • Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - Beatles
  • Put On a Happy Face - Tony Bennet

Where Does Humor Fall In Your Strengths Profile?

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