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Jan 16, 2018
The Humor Personality Spectrum Tapestry
Serious people have Fun when engaging with what is Real. They get an even greater kick out of considering what is Real in a Fun way. The Real, in an ironic or unexpected context, attracts the greatest amount of attention. It is more enjoyable.
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This is the domain of Humor. And thus The Humor Personality Spectrum Tapestry.
All the Personality Filters are asymmetric with regard to how we manifest and perceive ourselves and others vs. how others perceive us and manifest themselves. Since none of us are built ("filtered") the same way, we all wind up judging what we believe is Real differently. Who is correct? In the end, probably none of us are, but we each get close in different ways.
This leads to experiences of irony, cognitive "disconnects", and unexpected situations and consequences. Humans, apparently, have evolved to regard these as amusing. The actual trait advantage for having the perception of amusement is debated, but it is certainly a genetic trait. Most humans have it. Humans consider that when they "feel amused" it is because they "get it." And, most humans seem to "get it" to some degree or another, although most also "get it" slightly differently from one person to the next.
Amusement happens either when we have had a "Mis-anticipation" (expecting one thing and then experiencing another) or when we observe another misanticipating as well.
We are Amused. The experience of Humor has manifested itself.
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