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Do you suffer from SHD?

Sense of Humor Disorder*

Characterized by taking something seriously just because you personally don't find it funny. (Failing to recognise it as a joke)

*Not a real disorder

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12No
7Yes
3I don't know
1I don't understand the point of this survey
1Other


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TeddyMiller
posted 17-Sep-2013 10:15am  
Something like that. I say that I have a good sense of humor, but you have to tell me to turn it on; I often don't realize that comments people make are intended as humor, and take them seriously.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 17-Sep-2013 10:45am  
Occasionally. There are some jokes I don't get, and some I just don't find funny. Though I think there's a difference between not finding a joke funny (which might still mean that you recognize it as a joke) and not recognizing a joke as a joke at all. I think having humor is universal, but I don't think what constitutes humor is universal.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 17-Sep-2013 11:23am  
That's what I meant by the survey - people who don't recognise a joke as a joke, because they don't find it funny. They only 'see' jokes that amuse them.
Lysannus
posted 17-Sep-2013 12:19pm  
I don't think so, but others have said that about me.
cerealkiller
posted 17-Sep-2013 1:37pm  
I guess so. I find hardly anything funny.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 17-Sep-2013 2:46pm  
I think I have a pretty good sense of humor. I'd say I'm more likely to find myself finding something funny that other people don't versus the other way around. But, something does come to mind where I semi-intentionally try not to laugh. It's related to that effect that can happen when you're with other people who are laughing. It's often hard not to laugh as well, even if you don't know what they are laughing about. Or, another time when a friend said something that I thought they meant as a joke and I laughed automatically and it was awkward because they were being serious and I was basically laughing in their face for no reason. So, part of me tries to resist that automatic laugh effect.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 17-Sep-2013 4:18pm  
Maybe if people want their jokes to be recognised as such, they should make them funnier?
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Biggles) posted 17-Sep-2013 5:05pm  
That wasn't the point.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to LindaH) posted 17-Sep-2013 5:08pm  
I think I understood your point perfectly. This is a pointed survey after all.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Biggles) posted 17-Sep-2013 5:17pm  
"funnier" is subjective. You don't have to find a joke funny to still be able to tell that it is a joke.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to LindaH) posted 17-Sep-2013 5:31pm  
Just because someone intends to tell a joke doesn't mean that what comes out of their mouth is a joke. Actually, I suspect we may be defining "recognise" differently. I was thinking along the lines of "I do not recognise the Queen as head of state because I am opposed to the monarchy" but you may be thinking "if the Queen passed me in the street, I would recognise her".
RainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 17-Sep-2013 5:44pm  
Well, my Asperger's often translates into something similar.
I take things very literally unless it's a specific saying I've heard before (and had explained to me).
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Biggles) posted 17-Sep-2013 5:52pm  
I am thinking along the lines of knowing that it is a joke. Seeing that someone made a joke that you didn't find funny, as opposed to taking something that was supposed to be a joke seriously, totally missing the fact that it was supposed to be a joke.

I think it's a bit snobbish to consider something 'not a joke' just because you personally don't think it is funny. (Even though you knew it was meant as a joke). If it is offensive or crass, you might say that it isn't funny, or it isn't supposed to be joked about, though.

Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to LindaH) posted 17-Sep-2013 6:15pm  
Oh dear. I'm a joke snob. How ever will I live with myself?
JessicaWoman99
posted 17-Sep-2013 6:25pm  
Yep I am suffering from SHD what is the cure Linda?:-x
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Biggles) posted 17-Sep-2013 6:36pm  
So tell me how you would consider it "not a joke"? If a book is boring, it is still a book. If a movie stinks, it is still a movie. If a joke is funny to some people and was meant as a joke, but you personally didn't find it the least bit amusing... it is still a joke, because the person who said it was not serious. The distinction is there, and sometimes should be recognised - especially if the person was joking about doing things they don't really do, or about having opinions they don't really have. You would still recognise that they were kidding around.
mandy
posted 20-Sep-2013 7:25pm  
Yeah right, very funny!!! Whatever.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 11-Oct-2013 8:04pm  
I do suffer from Resting dog Face though.
jardropper
posted 13-Oct-2013 6:16pm  
No.

Sounds Horribly Dreadful.
JessicaWoman99
posted 5-Nov-2013 6:17pm  
I do have a sense of humor but it boils down to one thing there are things I think are not very funny some comedy shows are not so funny mocking certain people is very offensive
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 19-Dec-2013 9:19am  
Whenever I'm in the position to say that, I'm not doing anything hurtful (or even doing anything to the other person at all) The other person is just being too serious. But I know what you mean about the hurtful people.
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