sense of humor


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sense of humor

the ability to appreciate good humor and jokes; the ability to create jokes and say funny things. Does he have a sense of humor? He looks like he has never laughed in his life.
See also: humor, of, sense
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Thus, boys are encouraged to use and produce humor in social interactions and they reciprocate one another by appreciating the use of adaptive sense of humor whereas girls are fostered to have negative attitude towards humor.
And as the Sala study points out a sense of humor is even becoming an essential skill for senior executives.
Sense of humor is concerned with all those things which a person verbally express or perform in a way which would be perceived as amusing and causes others to laugh.
In the current study, therefore, we sought to examine whether differences in self-reported sense of humor existed in cultures regarded as homogenous but which are culturally, socially and politically different.
The physician's understanding of the patient's sense of humor allows that physician a marked increase in depth and dimension of communication with a given patient.
There's a connection between being in touch with one's unique sense of humor and having a healthy self-esteem.
Thanks to her talent, steel will, sense of humor, and ability to take responsibility for her future, Gaither is still dancing, perhaps better than ever.
Our weekend meant letting my parent complete her life as she'd lived it: never calling attention to her ailments, expressing real concern for others, having a sense of humor, believing she can work or fight to survive any misfortune, sending her family away with no guilt, always thinking to ease their pain and not her own.
I thank him for his sense of humor, patience, and guidance, and how he taught me to interact with my staff and grow as a person.
I just thought it would be humorous to take things to the nth degree, but then, I have an extreme sense of humor.
Tiffany is (unrealistically) said to be only nine years old, but this should not deter older readers in any way: the satiric sense of humor is perfect for anyone who enjoys The Princess Bride and the works of Douglas Adams.
Furthermore, volleyball players liked their coaches more if the players felt their coaches had a sense of humor.
Perhaps this sense of humor also allows these cross-cultural leaders to be resilient, even in the face of sometimes difficult, always challenging work.
When I first started writing this column 5 1/2 years ago, my goal was modest: to provide quarterly evidence that a lesbian sense of humor truly existed.