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How To Tell If You Have A Dry Sense Of Humor


If you’re reading this then you already know that a having a dry sense of humor is amazing. I mean, it outshines poop jokes any day. Okay, of course, not everyone will agree with us, but does that really matter? I mean, with dry humor who needs those people anyways!

what is dry humor

But firstly, what is dry humor? Well, if you’re into British comedies, then you already are well acquainted with dry humor. For most people that are not into dry humor, they do not understand the humor behind showing a lack of emotion. Dry humor isn’t about facial expressions or funny voices, but rather the opposite. It’s about showing the least amount of emotion or at least conveying the joke in a serious tone.  It’s not necessarily funny, I mean, many dry humor jokes are probably not funny in day-to-day life, however, through the delivery can make people cry with laughter. Naturally, people with dry humor aren’t usually people who find themselves to actually be funny. In fact, most of the people that hear their jokes may not even like them.

Dry humor, though hilarious, has the ability to divide people. Why? Because people with dry humor tend to use inappropriate material for their jokes. It may come off as pessimistic or critical, rather than “funny”. Of course, dry humor is basically just using the material around us and of course, the world is filled with many issues that people tend to overlook or ignore for the sake of their sanity. However, dry humor harnesses those issues and makes a joke out of it. Sure, they accept that the world is going through some rough times, but the only way to push through it is to laugh. If not, you’ll end up looking eighty years old when you’re only thirty-five. So how do you know if you have a dry sense of humor? We’re going to tell you now.

You’re not into potty humor

Mainstream comedy isn’t that funny to you. Okay, there are some good moments but on a whole, it’s not that entertaining. Toilet humor, sure, was funny when you were ten but now that you’re older, you want something that makes you think and laugh. You’re into comedians that not everyone loves, in fact, most hate, but they push you out of your comfort zone with their sense of humor.

People don’t know if you’re joking 

When you tell a joke, some people actually don’t know if you’re joking or not, which is the beauty of dry humor. You can easily make people unsettled with your comments, having them analyse your face for any type of signal. Some people think you’re an asshole, while others think you’re weird. But in reality, they just don’t know how to handle your sense of humor. Again, which is good because then you can save it for those that do.

Sarcasm is your ticket

Everyone has a gift and yours is sarcasm. Sure, people may think you’re a little weird but it’s better this way. Just when people think you’re a normal person, you throw a sarcastic comment which puts them all on the edge of their seats. If someone has introduced you as the most sarcastic person they know, well, you’re already one step ahead of the game.

You can get pretty dark

Like, when I mean dark, I mean dark. Your humor for the average person is probably like a cave to them. It’s dark. You find the humor is morbid or totally inappropriate ideas which isn’t a bad thing but it can certainly throw some people off. But, think of it like this, you can take a dark situation and see the light in it. That’s what many people can’t see, yet, you’re able to. Think of it as a gift you have. Yes, you’re dark but you can laugh about the darkness because you see the light.

Happy stories do nothing for you

You don’t laugh when someone gets married and lives happily ever after. You need some juice, you need some twisted situation, that’s where your jokes come from. Whoever made a good joke from a happy story? Exactly. The minute you hear a story that’s embarrassing, awkward or really stupid, you’re on it. In fact, anytime you see an awkward situation you sit and watch it unfold out of your own personal enjoyment.

what does a dry sense of humor mean

It takes brains to have dry humor

Listen, if you’re a master of dry humor, you’re really smart. No, I’m not just saying this to flatter you, I’m telling you, you’re smart. It’s easy to laugh about poop or make a “your mom” joke, that’s all easy. But it’s not easy to make a joke out of something that isn’t naturally funny. Because you’re able to use your brain to find the silver lining in dark situation, that’s what makes you a genius. I’m sorry if I inflated your ego, that wasn’t the point. Or maybe it was…who knows.

You can always get yourself out of a situation

Why? Because you’re funny. But, you’re actually really funny. And if they don’t understand your humor, they think you’re serious, so it works in both situations. Whether they get your joke or not it doesn’t matter because you momentarily confused them and now, you got yourself out of the situation. Or, at least enough time to think about what you’re going to do next. No matter the problem, you somehow manage to use your smarts and humor to weasel yourself out of anything.

You’re calm 

Why freak out? If you have a dry sense of humor, almost nothing phases you. Sure, things may surprise you but you always keep your cool by throwing in a sarcastic comment or cracking a joke. You’re known as the chilled one, the one that is never phased by what’s going on around you. Why? It’s because everything that happens in front of you, you turn into a joke for your own dark amusement. Plus, life is just easier when you’re not stressing out about everything.

You may be the only one that gets you

At the end of the day, no one may laugh at your jokes, but that’s just the way it is. You may be the only person that truly appreciates and understands your humor. That isn’t a bad thing, by the way. Not everyone has the smarts to understand your jokes. Don’t get offended if no one understands you, it’s not because of you, it’s because they don’t see what you see. I’m sure if they did, they would be in tears laughing. So, if no one else is laughing at your jokes, who cares, laugh at them because hands down, they’re probably funny.

You can read people pretty well

Well, how else are you able to come up with such good jokes? You have a keen ability to read people and their emotions and thoughts. Though, while you’re reading them, they’re struggling to read you. They just can’t seem to grasp who you are which is better for you. Because you surround yourself with awkward and uncomfortable situations, you’re able to read people’s emotions better. You can feel their energy and read their facial expressions which are perfect for when you have to make a quick joke about them. You know exactly why this person is doing that and they have no idea you know. Who says you have to go to school to become a psychologist? Just sit at your local mall and watch people!

At the end of the day, you don’t care

This is possibly the most important thing. You’re not making a joke because you want people to think you’re funny. You’re making a joke because you think it’s funny. There’s a huge difference there. This is what allows you to say some outlandish comments without flinching, it’s because you actually don’t care about their opinions of you. Honestly, that’s the best part about you and why people who understand you hang out with you.

So, you’ve read the points, do you think you have a dry sense of humor? I really hope that you do because we need more people like out in the world. The world is a dark place but without you guys, there wouldn’t be any light. So, if you have a dry sense of humor use it to your full advantage and really enjoy the gift that you have. Not everyone has this ability for dry humor, however, most people are tired of hearing potty jokes, so now it’s your turn to take the mic. If you think you have a dry sense of humor after reading this list, well, get out there and start to make people laugh or at least have them feeling uncomfortable. It’s the least you can do.


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  1. Wow I’ve never been told (at least to my face) that I had a dry sense of humor until today…reading this article pinpoints me to a T…ive actually convinced people that I don’t know how to read cuz I come from a small town in alaska and we didn’t have a very good education system…they actually beleive me…great article

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  2. After reading this I understand myself a little more. There is a bank in the grocery store where I live. I told a friend I was going to rob the bank while she got her groceries. She looked at me like I was insane. I then realized we didn’t know each other that well yet. I did the same thing with my sister, she rolled her eyes, and see you when I check out. She knew I was full of it. Either that, or she really thought I was ant was going to ask me for some extra money. 😀

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  3. Thanks for making me feel good about myself. Some people think i am slowbut i always thougt my self smart. Not bragging but i did score a 90 on an i q test once. Thanks again your buddy Phil

    • Nice. 🙂 You know, IQ tests are really limited and only test one kind of intelligence. For every job to be filled in the world, we need people with different kinds of talents.

    • Interesting. Normally, I had heard that 90-92.99 was an A-. I guess your school must have just had stricter grades than most. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Heather, needs to move out of that grocery store. She couldn’t do that here.Is she allowed to cook in the store?


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