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10 Ways Sarcasm Is a Good Trait to Have

December 03, 2015 3 min read

Some people can't get through their day without a little sarcasm. It's like their second language. And while some of us dish out snarky remarks every so often, those who truly live off of verbal irony on the daily say they just can't help it. And there's definitely something to be said for these folks, as they display quick wit and never-ending intelligence, which can have the right person giggling, while many others are left totally offended or confused. Plain and simple, it's pretty easy to be misunderstood when your conversation relies on sarcasm. It's not a bad trait, per say, it's just not meant for the faint of heart. Below are some positive takes on having a sarcastic personality: How sarcasm makes you a better human. 1. It might mean you have good brain health. Research links having a little sarcasm to cognitive function, while people who can't detect it might have brain problems or disease, like dementia. Scientists discovered that, through a series of MRIs, sarcasm lives in the section of the brain associated with memory, which is called the  parahippocampal gyrus. 2. It aids in helping you to find the right friends.  Since sarcastic individuals like to use their quick wit with loved ones the most, it makes it important that they pick people who can not only deal with their snark, but appreciate it, too. 3. You show affection well.  When you say I hate you, you actually mean I love you. "There does seem to be truth to the old adage that you tend to tease the ones you love," explains sarcasm researcher Penny Pexman, who is a University of Calgary psychologist. Sarcastic people should be mindful of who they are playful with, however, as some people might take their comments the wrong way. 4. You could be more creative. According to a recent study, sarcastic people might prove to be more inventive, as the participants who both made sarcastic remarks as well as received them, did better on creativity tests. It could even kickstart someone's abstract thinking. INPOST-sarcasm [bctt tweet="10 Ways Sarcasm Is a Good Trait to Have"] 5. You're good at de-escalating a situation. "Our studies show that, given the same content and tone, sarcasm expressed toward or received from someone we trust is less conflict provoking than sarcasm expressed toward or received from someone we distrust," explains Francesca Gino, who is a behavioural scientist and professor at Harvard Business School. 6. It is a ruler of the world. Sarcasm has been around for ages, and researchers have been studying it for at least a decade. In fact, one phone analysis study discovered that when people used the phrase "yeah, right," it was meant to be sarcastic 23 percent of the time. And since children are exposed to it so young, it might help them to understand it earlier. 7. It gives the brain a workout. Have you heard the saying, "sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence"? Research says that sarcasm causes the brain to work harder in order to process the snarky remarks, which can lead to a sharper brain and better problem solving skills. 8. Sarcasm is a means to survival. Research shows that detecting sarcasm is an evolutionary survival skill since it is necessary for social interactions. 9. How snarky you are may be linked to where you're from. Regions and immediate culture play a role in how snarky you are. A study of college-age students discovered that 56 percent of participants in northern states viewed quick wit as funny, yet just 35 percent of the southerners agreed. 10. There's a way to stop being so sarcastic.  Actually, not really. We live in a culture that sees sarcasm as a good thing in terms of social media commentary and pop culture, making it pretty difficult for someone who naturally likes to make a salty statement to give it up. Do you think you are naturally a sarcastic individual? Source: Huffington Post [caption id="attachment_121913" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockTV @BodyRockTV[/caption] [caption id="attachment_121912" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockOfficial @BodyRockOfficial[/caption]

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