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Can You Laugh at Yourself?

Last night on The Bachelor, the women traded in battling for a kiss for fighting to be the best comedian. Pilot Jake made his dates perform at a comedy club, and when contestant Corrie took the stage, glares surprisingly turned to chuckles.

Corrie's act involved mocking all the other women in the house. Watching, I went back and forth on whether the jokes were good-natured or malicious, but regardless of the tone she definitely succeeded in getting at least a few of her competitors to laugh at themselves, and perhaps more enthusiastically, each other. Can you laugh when someone points out your unflattering but admittedly hilarious qualities?

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PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 6 years
All the time...and half the time there aren't even other people around. What I don't like, however, is when people mock me. There is a HUGE difference.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 6 years
I'm not a make-fun-of-people in a mocking way type of person, so this would have pissed me off.
schnuppi schnuppi 6 years
Im like nevaeh1978. I don't have a problem laughing at myself but the timing has to be right and I get peed off if I feel like someone wants to diss me.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I can't remember a single time I was embarrassed and laughed about it afterwards.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Oh, dude, all the time. Life's too short to not be able to laugh at yourself.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I do, especially when I fall over, or somehow hurt myself. Having a good laugh about it is heaps better than having a sulk.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
I try to. Like today I forgot my Tuesday class starts at 5pm because all my other classes are at 7pm. I got ready and went to class at 7 to find out I was 2 hours late. I felt dumb but I had to laugh.
QueenXIX QueenXIX 6 years
Yes, most of the time. I still have a few buttons that put me in a foul / sensitive mood when pressed, though.
janneth janneth 6 years
Not so good at this.
janneth janneth 6 years
Not so good at this.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
I try. Sometimes I have to, but there are some things I'm sensitive about.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
most of the time yes
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
most of the time yes
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
I LOL easily even about myself. But the timing is important (and of course, the joke is important too, I don't laugh if it's not funny). If we're in a fight and my hub decided to crack a joke about my past mistakes, I'd not be too happy. But I did LOL when that one time he mimicked my mad expression. I tried so hard to not laugh but couldn't help it. Ugh. He's now teaching our son to get away with things this way when I was scolding him.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
I LOL easily even about myself. But the timing is important (and of course, the joke is important too, I don't laugh if it's not funny). If we're in a fight and my hub decided to crack a joke about my past mistakes, I'd not be too happy. But I did LOL when that one time he mimicked my mad expression. I tried so hard to not laugh but couldn't help it. Ugh. He's now teaching our son to get away with things this way when I was scolding him.
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
The majority of the time. Sometimes I embarass myself enough that I can't laugh along, but usually I do. And if anyone makes fat jokes about me, I'm usually the first to laugh and last to get offended (all my skinny friends get offended for me though, which I think is just weird).
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
The majority of the time. Sometimes I embarass myself enough that I can't laugh along, but usually I do.And if anyone makes fat jokes about me, I'm usually the first to laugh and last to get offended (all my skinny friends get offended for me though, which I think is just weird).
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