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  1. On the direct line. With a highly developed intellect, you can joke with people of the same level of intelligence, or you can already go down to the level of jokes “below the belt”. This only works one way. In a dialog, you can only make a person who is much smarter than you laugh by not being literate.

  2. A sense of humor has nothing to do with human intelligence if for example Elon Musk could not joke he would be rejected by society? No, he's a genius, and geniuses stay serious 🙂

  3. Of course, and it is well known. Humor is a game of intelligence. The more complex the intelligence, the more elegant this game is.�

    Although it is worth noting that intelligence, unlike humor, is a more labile thing. If it has a tendency to grow, “it is either growing poorly,” or it is actively and rapidly growing. And it does not degrade, with normal brain life (preserved physiology). Humor, on the other hand, is a thing implicated in addition to intelligence also “on psychoemotional activity, and if we consider it as a reaction to someone's humor or products of our own, then” its manifestations will also depend on the “chemistry” of the brain, ” on which intelligence is less dependent than emotions. A brain with an imbalance of neurotransmitters is no laughing matter. But this is the extreme.�

    Not all scientists are humorists. But everyone responds quickly and subtly to good humor.�

    Another question is: what is the place of humor and intelligence in the system of human values? Apparently, they are not included in the list of vital components for the majority.

  4. For some reason, this question seemed strange to me. Haven't you met people who aren't particularly smart or educated, but who have a great sense of humor? Intelligence has nothing to do with understanding humor.�

    I once met a not-at-all-stupid girl who didn't understand sarcastic jokes at all. It was strange when, even after the appropriate jokes, she asked me what I meant.�

    I also have another friend. He is a man far from having a high level of intelligence and is rather poorly educated, but he does not have a bad sense of humor at all. Of course, he does not joke about Nietzsche and Kant, but he is quite capable of subtle humor, which has nothing complicated in its basis, but is not understood by everyone. But the true sense of humor is not to make jokes for the units with some subtle jokes that only a select few can understand. A true sense of humor is to make everyone laugh at your jokes.�

    High erudition and intelligence, of course, expand a person's field for jokes, but without a sense of humor, no knowledge and abilities will help to joke well.

  5. Directly.

    The unit of humor is a joke. Every joke is based on a paradox. It is he who makes a person laugh; it is the scrapping of expectations that makes a person laugh.A sense of humor is the ability to understand a paradox, to feel it. �
    (Try following the humorous content from now on. You'll find that 10/10 of the time you'll find it funny that you didn't expect to see or hear exactly that. You have sensed a paradox)

    Everyone has this feeling from birth.
    An elementary example: it is very easy to make a child laugh with the simplest breaks of expectations (instead of showing a funny face instead of his usual face, etc.). That is, a person has a sense of humor from the earliest childhood.
    This is an example of the simplest breaking of expectations. A more complex paradox is that a small person will not see through, will not feel, will not buy, will not laugh. And (as rude as it sounds, I'm sorry) it's the perfect example of a bad sense of humor.

    Over the years, a person's mental abilities grow (and the greater the intelligence – the higher, wider and faster). People are already able to understand more and more complex and complex paradoxes. The more subtle breaks in expectations a person feels, the better sense of humor they have. Moreover, such a person eventually begins to reject simple humor – as obvious, stupid and lying on the surface.

    The sensitivity to the paradox depends on many factors (awareness, experience in humor, etc.), but first of all on intelligence, of course.

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