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Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 21 Aug 2014

One of the more interesting sessions I attended at the recent International Group for Humor Studies conference in Utrecht, Netherlands, was on “Flexible Humor Styles and the Creative Mind.” The paper presented echoed similar studies bigstockphoto_Brilliant_Creative_Ideas_4807785that have found a positive correlation between humor and creativity. But not all humor is equally effective. The type of humor most conducive to greater creativity is a “self-enhancing” style – humor related to having a good-natured attitude toward life, having the ability to laugh at yourself, your circumstances, and the idiosyncrasies of life in a constructive manner. The study also found that humor and creativity both contribute to superior verbal fluency – yet one more reason to take your sense of humor along for the ride as often as possible.

How’s Your Creative Attitude?

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 13 Aug 2014

podcast Mike offers some insights gleaned from the International Group for Humor Studies conference and the intersection between humor and creativity, including four ways to assess creativity and five …

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