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


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