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Started by thismorning on Jan 10, 2018 9:12:58 PM
Sense of houmour--a sign of mental illness?

Can we agree that Johnathon Winters had a sense of humor? If so then we must agree that there is such a thing as a sense of humor. JW went to the "farm" more than once. I would say that statistically, sane people are less likely to have a sense of humor, fewer likely to spend time at the "farm". JW quoted saying most people have no sense of humor...itz like "are you kidding me or something". In my experience the most dull, unresponsive to a humorous "take" are mental health professionals, thoughbut.

otraynor - 10 Jan 2018 21:19:04 (#1 of 111)

Are you implying that because mental health professionals have no sense of humor, they are sane?

RosyLovelady - 10 Jan 2018 21:25:39 (#2 of 111)

Mental health professionals generally do not, in my experience, encourage any display of humour by their patients. This does not mean, however, that the MHPs have no sense of humour. They enjoy a joke about the patients, but it's not for the patients to joke about themselves.

Who was this Mr Winters?

thisonehasalittlehat - 10 Jan 2018 21:26:49 (#3 of 111)

Had a dog called snorbits and a dead brother.

AlanII - 10 Jan 2018 21:28:06 (#4 of 111)

I thought the dog who said sauseages was very funny. (About twice, after that...)

thismorning - 10 Jan 2018 21:31:47 (#5 of 111)

Mr. Winters is easily the greatest improvisational humorist America has produced. Died a few years ago at age 87. Youtube.

RosyLovelady - 10 Jan 2018 21:32:40 (#6 of 111)

Was he famously loony?

Yersinia - 10 Jan 2018 21:32:41 (#7 of 111)

I have no sense of humour, but I'm barking.

RosyLovelady - 10 Jan 2018 21:33:10 (#8 of 111)

Nurse, nurse, there's a woman here says she's part of Essex.

thisonehasalittlehat - 10 Jan 2018 21:33:47 (#9 of 111)

He must have been brilliant at improvising if he made me believe he actually had a dog names snorbits.

Yersinia - 10 Jan 2018 21:35:28 (#10 of 111)

It's more convenient than being Shoeburyness.

thismorning - 10 Jan 2018 21:37:58 (#11 of 111)

..saying that mental health professionals are sane?

That I retreat from. A digression for another time perhaps. Interesting wot rosy said about how "they" don't like funny patients. Wondering if "they" are just a tad insecure about what the are "doing".

HorseEasyEast - 10 Jan 2018 21:40:20 (#12 of 111)

Sense of houmour--a sign of mental illness?

hahahahahahahahaha oh shit

Pinkgum - 10 Jan 2018 21:40:37 (#13 of 111)

"they" certainly don't appreciate gallows humour.

Bonusy - 10 Jan 2018 21:40:42 (#14 of 111)

Interesting wot rosy said about how "they" don't like funny patients. Wondering if "they" are just a tad insecure about what the are "doing".

Yes, that's almost certainly it. Because people never use humour to mask their true feelings on subject, introducing humour into a MH diagnosis would in no way at all make the process more difficult.

RosyLovelady - 10 Jan 2018 21:40:48 (#15 of 111)

Displaying a sense of humour is always added to the list of the patient's symptoms. It's probably supposed to be a sign of those handy terms "resistance" and/or "avoidance".

Bonusy - 10 Jan 2018 21:41:17 (#16 of 111)


Pinkgum - 10 Jan 2018 21:41:23 (#17 of 111)

Or denial, mania or delusions.

thismorning - 10 Jan 2018 21:42:23 (#18 of 111)

Those, and I include the ubicquitus "Megan" seem to have the same dimness az the average checkout person atta Pound Shop. That little manuel they are always consulting when you arrive at their cubicle.

RosyLovelady - 10 Jan 2018 21:42:38 (#19 of 111)

It's wrongmo behaviour, that's for sure. Who do they think they are tsk tsk?

thisonehasalittlehat - 10 Jan 2018 21:43:55 (#20 of 111)

Must get annoying.

I'm mad me. Huh!

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