The other day, I was watching an episode of Big Bang Theory with my wife. Throughout the show, I found myself laughing hysterically. Now I’m not just talking about a quiet chuckle. I was belly laughing out loud. I turned to my wife (who contrasts my Parrot style with her Owl style) and said, “Don’t you find this funny?” To which she replied, “Yes, I’m laughing inside.”
To Parrot, there’s no such thing as “laughing inside.” If it’s funny, you’ll see it will be written all over their faces and you’ll hear it in their hearty laugh. I couldn’t determine whether she found the humor as funny as I did or she was just expressing it differently. That, I’ll never know, but I do understand that what’s funny to one person isn’t necessarily funny to another.
Humor, it seems, is subjective. We can even see the different forms of humor in the various types of comedians. In fact, the four DISC styles are easily visible when we consider the type of humor that Eagles, Parrots, Doves and Owls tend to display. For example:
Humor is a part of what makes us human and we each approach it and respond to it differently.
Note to self: Just because my wife isn’t laughing out loud at Big Bang Theory, it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t find it funny…because she swears she does…which I still find hard to believe. 😉