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  1. You can't tell your intelligence level by laughing. For example, patients with Down syndrome are called Sunny people, because they have a high mood and they often laugh.

    And having a sense of humor can indicate intelligence.

    After all, to understand humor, you simply need a penchant for abstract thinking, imagination, life experience, and therefore intelligence.

  2. If there was such a connection and it would be very easy to understand at least approximately what a person's level of intelligence is, then there would be no need for IQ tests, etc.


  3. I think there is a connection. Here they talked about a sense of humor. But the laughter itself speaks about the person. I always noticed a special intonation and volume in the laughter of aggressive and stupid people. It is not for nothing that such laughter is sometimes compared to the laughter of a hyena. Or they often talk about stupid or evil laughter. There is a connection, it is perceived by ear and described many times in the literature, but I can't explain it in any scientific way.

  4. The answer is not quite correct. How a person laughs depends on his physiological characteristics and on the closeness or openness of self-expression. There are people who are too shy to express their feelings openly and loudly or are not accustomed to expressing themselves. And there are people who laugh heartily, and among them there are both stupid and intellectually formed people.

    But what jokes a person laughs at can give an answer about the level

    his intelligence.

    A self-sufficient person who is not afraid of problems and is ready to solve them as they come in, in order to keep his brain positive, always finds something in situations that will encourage him. But to do this, you need to look at the situation from a different angle and you can find the comicality of the situation or just cheer yourself or your loved ones with a joke during the situation or as it ends. Such people are always positive and friendly.

    Comedians on stage, performing, are just trying to show situations from an unexpected angle, in order to show the comicality of the situation.

  5. Silly excessive laughter reveals a person of little intelligence.

    Such an infectious artificial laugh can be observed in circus clowns – they, like pros, know exactly “how to make people laugh” – not intellectually and culturally restrained laughter, but on the contrary…

  6. The connection is not something like “is there”, it is so to speak in the presence of a permanent one, that is, there is no laughter and there is no intelligence, there is intelligence and laughter is somewhere nearby, so I have one familiar motorcycle master, he is this very example, that is, an example of the connection between intelligence and laughter ( not to be confused with humor ), he understands technology immediately and It is taken boldly, in short, for everything and at the same time you can say that laughter comes from it, that the first impression and you will not understand the manifestation of what it is happening, whether it is foolishness( laughter for no reason ), or intelligence, but then when it is repaired , everyone agrees that there is still much more intelligence.

  7. And what to think here, of course, there is a very direct connection between laughter and intelligence, I'm not afraid of this word, but there is even a certain dependence of laughter on intelligence and intelligence on laughter, and the dependence ,how can I put it, is inversely proportional, that is, the less one thing, the more the other and vice versa. Here I want to say not about the reasons that cause laughter in individuals of different levels of intelligence, but the volume of sound, if I may say so. It is precisely the volume of sound that gives us the amount of intelligence of the whole organism in a person, and if, for example, a person laughs lightly in a pipe, so to speak, blows as if, then this is one level of intelligence, and if he neighs like a horse, for example, this is a completely different state of intelligence in a person. This is my attitude to laughter depending on my intelligence – I'm not afraid of that word.

  8. There is a connection.

    And even psychologists have come up with a name for this intelligence – Emotional. And they even came up with tests on how to measure it – the “EQ test”.

    Any person in the course of his life is interested in what he looks like and how he is evaluated in society.

    To do this, they monitor their hair, face, clothing, and image. The more perfect it looks, the better it is met *proverb-meet on clothes…).

    Also in their youth (usually from 10-12 years old), children begin to polish their “stage speech”, boys try to speak solidly in a bass voice or very smart, girls-to speak either “devochkovo” (as they copy the style of a blonde) or” gruffly “in a boyish way (the image of” rEady”, patsanki”…).

    Everyone looks for their role and gets used to it, polishing all the details to take their comfortable place in society.

    And there are two types of people who are not very interested in how they look compared to others. And they allow themselves not to polish their speech or their laughter.

    This is either people with undeveloped emotional intelligence, who do not understand how ridiculous they look from the outside and have little interest in it. But with age, this EQ tends to develop and sometimes even stronger than that of peers, when life forces.

    Or there are other individuals who understand that they make others laugh at their absurdity, but have such strong other talents that they are accepted for what they are and without polishing stage speech.

  9. Of course, there is a connection. First, intonation: the volume range already indicates the level of intelligence. There are expressions like “neighing like a horse”, “homeric laughter” – such laughter cannot be a sign of intelligence if we consider the situation “in public”. Secondly, behavioral: the intellectual will not cover his mouth with his hand or, on the contrary, kick his legs and fall to the floor. And finally, as an addition to what a person laughs at. Is this a subtle hint, sharp satire or throwing, for example, a cake in the face?

  10. Of course there is. Fools laugh violently, impetuously, straining and disturbing others. High-intelligence people laugh more restrained, smile more often, and at the same time think about how laughter does not affect others badly.

    Smart people laugh from situations related to any important progress, fools laugh without a significant reason or without it, as if out of habit.

  11. In most cases, I think not. Subtle humor – a sign of intelligence, causes a smile rather. Laughter is more often an involuntary reaction to feelings caused by associations. There are cases of uncontrolled laughter, when a person can not restrain reflex emotions. As they say, laughter through tears. A person laughs to the point of exhaustion and can not stop sometimes without help. This emotion is determined by the attitude of a person to the subject of a joke heard or read. And this attitude depends more on the state of morals, ethics and cultural level. A person often holds back his involuntary (uncontrolled, at the level of reflex) emotion not because he understood or misunderstood a joke, but because he considers it indecent or unworthy to express it in the form of laughter. Here it is appropriate to recall that some people are embarrassed by laughter because it is an uncontrolled emotion and it often gives away a person's true face.

  12. I think there is definitely a connection, but it is not direct, but indirect. There is a direct connection with the level of culture. For some reason, I hear it especially well in the laughter of women. There is a direct “redneck” cackle, by which you can very clearly determine the level of education and culture. Halftones in laughter can also be caught.

    Is the level of culture, in turn, related to intelligence?..most likely yes. But not everything is so clear here

  13. I would say, not “how he laughs,” but “what he laughs at.”

    Of course, there is a connection.

    One person laughs at the shortcomings of society, the social structure, because he can understand the essence of what is happening in life. And the other laughs at the fact that in his underpants: because he can't see past his nose.

    Look at the audience of Ural Pelmeni: we laugh at the ridiculous but recognizable situations and characters that surround us. This was also the case at Raikin's concerts. The sage said that a person laughs and gives up his past. At the concerts of Zhvanetsky and Zadornov-there people comprehend every word, catch the paradox of what was said. And – at Concerts of Petrosyan and others like him. There popridurivaysya, make a face and tell a joke from the Internet about underpants-and the whole hall laughs: gee-gee-gee. Joy – full pants.

  14. I think that everything is not so clear here. In general, intelligence is a multi-valued concept and can mean different things for everyone (for someone-humor, for another – knowledge in a certain field). If you learn to joke, watch comedians, communicate with people – you will joke well, if you learn to swim – you will swim well, you will often bake pizza – you will make great pizza. It all depends on your experience in a particular field.

  15. If a person can laugh, then this person has a sense of humor, and in order to have a sense of humor, you need to have analytical abilities that will help you understand what the person who made the joke wanted to say. I would also like to note that black humor will be more difficult to understand for those who have weak analytical abilities, and those who have them will understand the meaning of such a joke. Therefore, we can conclude that the more a person laughs and jokes, the higher their level of intelligence.

  16. More likely no than yes. A much more important characteristic, I think, is when a person laughs. Although unnatural laughter in most cases can also be correlated with intelligence. But the question is very general and the answers will be very subjective.

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