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Old 01-27-19, 05:11 AM
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Re: Do you laugh easily?

I laugh easily, too. In fact, I often laugh when I shouldn't when I'm talking about something bad that happened to me or about something tragic in the news. Occasionally, people are a little confused and will say, "Why are you laughing?" In my case it's probably what is called "nervous laughter". Here's some of what Wikipedia has to say about "nervous laughter":

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Nervous laughter is a physical reaction to stress, tension, confusion, or anxiety. Neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran states "We have nervous laughter because we want to make ourselves think what horrible thing we encountered isn't really as horrible as it appears, something we want to believe."

People laugh when they need to project dignity and control during times of stress and anxiety. In these situations, people usually laugh in a subconscious attempt to reduce stress and calm down, however, it often works otherwise. Nervous laughter is often considered fake laughter and even heightens the awkwardness of the situation....

People may laugh nervously when exposed to stress due to witnessing others' pain....

If the individual is shy or bashful and appears nervous when talking, they are likely to exhibit nervous laughter. Individuals who are shy and introverted who find themselves the center of conversational attention often become "giddy" with nervous laughter; this is a subconscious response caused by the brain over-thinking due to social anxiety or inexperience.
It's kind of embarrassing when I laugh at inappropriate times.
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