COVID-19 Resources: Learn how to apply character strengths to boost resilience and support others.
"I approach life playfully, making others laugh, and finding humor in difficult and stressful times."
Become Aware Of Your Strength
What is Humor?
Humor means to recognize what is amusing in situations, and to offer the lighter side to others. Humor is an important lubricant to social interactions, and can contribute to team building or moving toward group goals. Where other strengths are more or less essential for achieving certain types of goals or dealing with certain types of problems, humor is rarely an essential component to positive social interactions, but it is often a desirable one. It is also a valuable method of coping with distressing situations.
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.
Explore Your Strength
Reflect on how you’ve used humor in the past, in everyday life and during special or critical times.
Apply Your Strength
- Think about a past event 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.