Humor is a coveted trait; we’re almost naturally wired to look for it. One small study suggests that we have the capacity to understand humor in our first year of life.
But while we all may have the capabilities for the funny trait, it takes a special kind of person to make an entire group erupt into a fit of laughter.
Here are three signs that show that you’ve got an amazing sense of humor:
Laughing Is Your Priority
As the old saying goes
“life’s better when you’re laughing”
and no one knows that more than good-humored individuals. Those who have a good sense of humor not only see the value in making others laugh, but they prioritize laughter themselves.
And as a result, they’re healthier and happier for it: Studies show that smiling instantly boosts your mood and laughing can soothe tension and melt stress.
Creativity Is A Sign
Creativity really is a major sign showing that you’ve got a pretty good sense of humor.
It takes a lot of mental energy to come up with quick-witted quips that keep grins on others’ faces. Those who have a good sense of humor tend to be more creative.
And that’s not the only cognitive benefit: One 2014 study found that laughter can also lead to a sharper short-term memory.
You Don’t Really Care About Aging
While most people fret with each passing birthday, good-humored individuals take it all in stride.
Those “over the hill” cards? The jokes about looking older? Child’s play — and that light-hearted attitude may help you live longer.
Research suggests that a sense of humor increases longevity into retirement. Bring it on, birthdays.