Laughing at yourself leads to mental well-being

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Web Desk: Study reveals that people who frequently make fun of themselves, help to gain approval of others have greater levels of psychological well-being.

It suggested that self-defeating humour is associated with negative psychological effects among individual who regularly employ this style.

According to a researcher Jorge Torres Marin, “In particular, we have observed that a greater tendency to employ self-defeating humour is indicative of high scores in psychological well-being dimensions such as happiness and, to a lesser extent, sociability.”

“The results, as well as being consistent with the positive cannotations traditionally attributed to the act of laughing at oneself in our country, also suggest that the effects of self-defeating humour on well-being may differ depending on where the research takes place,” Marin said.

“Consequently, we believe it is necessary to conduct new studies aimed at analyzing potential cultural differences in the use of this kind of humour,” he added.

Source: Indianexpress