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Featured Poll: Do you laugh inappropriately

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Pieplup, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. I laugh when i'm in pain and when i'm uncomfortable.

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  2. I laugh when i'm in pain.

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  3. I laugh when i'm uncomfortable

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  4. I don't laugh inappropriately

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  5. Other (Post your response)

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  1. Pieplup

    Pieplup The Penguin

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    I'm curious to see just how common this is.
     
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  2. Major Tom

    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    I sometimes laugh when uncomfortable. I have too much chronic pain to be laughing all the time though :p
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    I think it's appropriate and common to laugh during certain discomforts, such as nervous laughter.
     
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  4. Pieplup

    Pieplup The Penguin

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    Not all the time just sometimes.
     
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  6. Raggamuffin

    Raggamuffin Well-Known Member

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    Last time I laughed inappropriately was when my girlfriend's best friend said she was pregnant and having twins. I laughed a lot and said "unlucky."

    A mix of poorly timed laughter and never wanting kids myself.

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    HeroOfHyrule Chicken Chaser

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    Sometimes when I get hurt I'll laugh if the "pain" just sort of feels weird. I actually confused my friends in elementary school by doing that, since I sprained my ankle and the "pain" was just this weird numb-pressure, so it made me laugh for some reason.
     
  8. BrokenBoy

    BrokenBoy 戯言使い(Nonsense User)

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    There's a huge chance at any given moment that random nonsense will pop up in my head that makes me laugh so hard I can't get up.
     
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  9. Gerontius

    Gerontius Active Member

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    Nervous laughter (as distinct from the real thing, which if you haven't experienced it, then God help you) is fairly common at awkward or uncomfortable social situations.

    That said I tend to suppress smiles when I'm talking about something bad but stupid happening to someone, like the guy I saw who tried to beat the express at the grade crossing. He was driving a Ford pulling a big trailer. The train won. To this day I can't tell that story without laughing, probably because the guy wasn't hurt. (The locomotive knocked about a $1500 bumper off the front of his truck & set it down some distance away as if it was attached to an invisible truck & had just driven over there.)
     
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    I laugh when I'm nervous sometimes, especially in situations where I know I mustn't laugh... it's like the thought of laughing and the act of trying to supress it actually provokes it, a bit like supressing a cough.

    I also sometimes laugh when I'm actually angry. My dad had this trait, too.

    Edit: I also laugh at things others consider childish or inappropiate... such as toilet humour.
     
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  11. Misery

    Misery Photo-Negative V.I.P Member

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    There was one time, many years ago, where I was walking across the room, nothing special. Well, the VERY CLUTTERED room.

    You know what a ring binder is? Well, there's one of those in the middle of the floor, right. It's open. The rings are also open. I'm walking across, and trip on something. Now, my balance is *really* good, and even if I trip, I typically wont fall.... but I will effectively end up slamming my foot down real hard to catch myself. My legs are very strong, so when I do this, it's a really HARD stomp. Like "knock stuff off of the walls" sort of hard.

    I dont like shoes or socks, so as usual I wasnt wearing either.

    Not so much all of my weight, but all of the strength in my leg went towards slamming my foot down.... directly on to one of those open binder rings. This had about the result you'd expect.

    Since the sequence of events was just so darned STUPID, I thought it was absolutely hilarious.

    It was still funny even 2 days later walking with a bad limp.

    Dunno how I didnt need stitches after the fact, come to think of it.
     
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  12. Pieplup

    Pieplup The Penguin

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    I do this too, Even though i'm super clumsy I almost never fall.
     
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    I laugh at things that others don't find amusing, i recall going to a local dance company, all the time others were amused i was thinking WHY. Then the company all dressed in white paper suits (almost CSI style) and did dance moved that linked me to a routine done by a pop group in the eighties, both myself and daughter (also N/D) laughed so loud that all others in the audience turned to glare at us!!!!!
     
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  14. Monachopia

    Monachopia ...spiral out... keep going.

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    I laugh inappropriately when uncomfortable, but wouldn't say it's nervous laughter. I laugh when people are angry and raging because the extreme emotion they display looks humorous. I start laughing after I had my own rare rage-out too, simply because I found my own behaviour funny too.

    Most of the time it doesn't bother people and kind of dissolves the situation and people calm down quicker, so it's not a negative. :)
     
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  15. Ezra

    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

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    I laugh at scary scenes in horror movies.
    I laugh at a lot of pain over something minor. Like after I broke my little toe, when I placed my foot a way that caused a lightning bolt of pain 'ow ouch ha ha ow ha ha'. And more recently when I pulled a calf muscle, pretty much the same thing.
     
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    Usually when I'm in a situation where I'm socially uncomfortable.
    Someone may say something that wasn't meant to be funny, but, if I found it to be a little bit,
    I laugh suddenly and too loudly.

    I love horror movies and most of the time my house partner watches them with me.
    Suddenly there is a loud noise in the show or something scary happens and he'll jump in his seat
    and I laugh. Mainly at him.
    He says the sight or sudden sound makes him jump and he can't help it.
    He wonders how I can sit through a horror movie and not flinch.

    I like *toilet* humour too! :p
     
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    GrownupGirl Tempermental Artist

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    According to psychologists, most things that seem "crazy", even when done by NTs, are perfectly healthy and normal ways to cope with stress, including talking to yourself, humming or singing when you recall an embarrassing incident, and laughing when uncomfortable. It's because of society's narrow mindedness that people believe doing any of those things makes you a psychopath.
     
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    I just now destroyed a brand new shirt my brother in law gave me right after putting it on and feeling the tag went to rip it out and took half the collar with it. Laughing at inferior crapmanship. (No that wasn't a misspelled word.)
    I can't really relate to nervous laughter. I also amuse myself more often than others but that's okay too.
     
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    I had to stop myself from laughing during my grandma's funeral, in a very acoustic church. And I wasn't even grieving, I just can't seem to have a normal emotional reaction to tragic events.
     
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    I have an inappropriate laugh, which is how i interpreted this question. It sounds more like a banshee screeching. sometimes its guttural. I hate laughing because people always remark on it or hate it because its too loud.