• Study Finds Fans of Dark Humor More Likely To Be Intelligent

    Article by John Vibes

    In a article for the Eklabugs Project (only available in French), I wrote that we could laugh at anything and that the actual boundaries lay within the intention which you can make out through vibratory discernment. That is the whole difference between making fun of something or someone to hijack dramatisation and using humour as an excuse to attack them. Humour allows us to step back and take a higher perspective, and especially to raise vibrations. Black humour is a bit peculiar as it targets the “political incorrectness” (love this wishy-washy self-righteous expression!).

    Black comedy, also known as black humor, dark comedy, dark humor or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss. Writers and comedians often use it as a tool for exploring vulgar issues, by provoking discomfort and serious thought as well as amusement in their audience. [...]

    Black comedy has the social effect of strengthening the morale of the oppressed and undermines the morale of the oppressors. According to Wylie Sypher, "to be able to laugh at evil and error means we have surmounted them."

    Black comedy is a natural human instinct and examples of it can be found in stories from antiquity.


    Far from considering black humour as an unhealthy tendency, I think it provides some kind of a safety valve, an outlet for our deepest fears and the reality of this world that we repress on account of all the horror and fear it creates. It is well known that all pent-up emotions always try to emerge into expression (the free flow of energy) and rarely in the best possible way. Not to say the worst at times.

    It is no coincidence therefore that the researchers of the study below found that black humour fans were less prone to aggression, anxiety and depression than those who can't laugh at it. Let's not forget that humour vibrates at a high frequency. Thus this peculiar kind of humour may help to transition from a very low frequency (that of fear and all associated emotions) to a very high frequency close to love. Black humour sounds like some kind of non literary form of oxymoron, if I may say so. Could it just be a way of dropping the ball and accepting reality to transcend duality? In any case, I think it's a wonderful tool to measure our level of detachment and how much further we still have to go to free ourselves from all the egregores trapping us into the Matrix.


    Are you a fan of dark humor? If so, research has shown that you might be more intelligent on average, and less aggressive as well. According to a 2017 study published in the journal Cognitive Processing, people who enjoy dark humor are more likely to be intelligent, and also less likely to be aggressive.

    The experiments took place at the Medical University of Vienna, and involved 156 people from a wide range of different social and educational backgrounds who varied in age, but had an average age of 33. The participants were given a set of intelligence tests, and then monitored while being exposed to cartoons that contained what many would consider dark humor (or black humour, as it is known in the UK, where the study was conducted).

    The researchers should not have been very surprised to see the connection between dark humor and intelligence, as other studies in the past have shown that people with high levels of intelligence are more likely to suffer from conditions like depression or anxiety.


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