How does psychopathy relate to humor and laughter? Dispositions toward ridicule and being laughed at, the sense of humor, and psychopathic personality traits.

@article{Proyer2012HowDP,
  title={How does psychopathy relate to humor and laughter? Dispositions toward ridicule and being laughed at, the sense of humor, and psychopathic personality traits.},
  author={Ren{\'e} T. Proyer and Rahel Flisch and Stefanie Tschupp and Tracey Platt and Willibald Ruch},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          263-8
        }
}
This scoping study examines the relation of the sense of humor and three dispositions toward ridicule and being laughed at to psychopathic personality traits. Based on self-reports from 233 adults, psychopathic personality traits were robustly related to enjoying laughing at others, which most strongly related to a manipulative/impulsive lifestyle and callousness. Higher psychopathic traits correlated with bad mood and it existed independently from the ability of laughing at oneself. While… CONTINUE READING
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