Jennifer B. Davis
We have all heard that laughter is the best medicine, but it is also the best business. According to a study by Goleman and the Hay Group referenced in a Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind, found that "within organizations, the most effective leaders were funny (that is funny ha-ha, not funny strange). These leaders had their charges laughting three times more often than their managerial counterparts."

So, it is good for your career to laugh. I read about this humor test to determine your preferred style of humor. Warning: the test itself is a raw for my taste and the requires registration (and they email you afterwards at annoying frequency). I am not recommending you do it, if you are offended by body humor.

Here is what they said about my sense of humor:

STYLE: The Prankster
Your humor has an intellectual, even conceptual slant to it. You're not pretentious, but you're not into what some would call 'low humor' either. You'll laugh at a good dirty joke, but you definitely prefer something clever to something moist.You probably like well-thought-out pranks and/or spoofs and it's highly likely you've tried one of these things yourself. In a lot of ways, yours is the most entertaining type of humor because it's smart without being mean-spirited.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Conan O'Brian - Ashton Kutcher
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