What do you think of sarcasm? Witty, humour, funny, hilarious or verbal irony that allows you to say indirectly what you don’t mean. Do you know being sarcastic has many benefits according to scientific studies like it can make you more creative, helps improve your social connectivity, makes you appear more intelligent etc? Besides this, having a sarcastic behaviour can also help you make pass interesting remarks and can change the whole situation without making the other person offensive.
See these unexpected benefits of sarcasm about which you had no idea earlier.
1. Sarcasm can strengthen your social bond
Do you know sarcasm can strengthen your social bond as well? Ask me how? If you are a sarcastic person who likes to make a witty comeback, and the person who is listening to your humorous and jocular remarks understands and agrees to you, a quick bond is formed between both of you. It means that the humour has been well received and appreciated by the addressee.
2. Sarcasm makes the person more intelligent
So, do you have that friend in your group who comes out with a funny and sarcastic joke at the perfect time? If yes, then it’s great. Individuals like them seem to be more intelligent as they know how and what to deliver at the moment that is funny and sarcastic at the same time.
These types of people are intelligent, that’s why they can easily analyse any situation and can come up with an instant reply or a solution.
3. Sarcasm makes criticism more pleasant
Suppose you critique someone and say something harsh or wrong, the original message that you wanted to convey that persona gets lost. But if you wrap the criticism with amusement remarks it will not make the listener feel offended of what you say, and your message will also reach to them.
According to a paper published in 2016 in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, researchers have found that adults and children generally agreed with the sarcastic commentary when it was delivered to them interestingly and funnily.
4. Sarcasm helps boost your confidence
Sarcasm is well received and appreciated, especially in workplaces if you know. As per the study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people were evaluated based on their responses to candid remarks. The individuals who made a striking comeback appears to be bolder and more confident and competent too. This shows that humour and sarcasm if mixed can help you to navigate through difficult situations.
5. Sarcasm spurs creative thinking
As per the 2015 paper published in Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, researchers, there was a case for sarcasm facilitating creative thinking. The results have come out that individual those who belong to sarcastic groups perform better at creative tasks like problem-solving on paper.