By analyzing comedians doing what they do best, Mc Graw came up with a theory of humor he calls "Benign Violation Theory" (let's call it BVT).
Anyone can use BVT, Mc Graw believes, to understand why a joke is funny and, in turn, be funny themselves.
Humour may be especially important in online interactions because after the initial impression given by a person’s profile picture, it is what a person says and how they describe themselves which takes over and becomes more salient. One of the reasons why both males and females are attracted to a good sense of humour is because humour puts people in a good and positive mood.
In an initial encounter with someone, our mood is a crucial factor in determining attraction.
They are equally physically attractive, intelligent, interesting, friendly and compassionate.
The only difference between them is in the following.
Therefore, as we can see, the term 'good sense of humour' can mean either producing humorous material, or being receptive to the humour produced by others.
Which person do you choose, the person who makes you laugh, or the person who laughs at your jokes?
Imagine a situation where you are choosing between two potential dating partners.
The following bit is a good example of the Seinfeld strategy:.
Louie, and other comedy greats, can deftly make an audience do two things: laugh and think.
Furthermore, the people with whom we are interacting when we experience positive or negative emotions tends to be associated with these feelings and become treated in either a positive or negative way too.
The fact that we are attracted to those who make us laugh and induce a positive mood can be explained in terms of a basic learning paradigm known as classical conditioning.