Now this may sound silly to some people, but you can actually learn how to be funny. Like any desirable trait, with a bit of practice you can achieve what you want. One thing you will notice is that people with a good sense of humour tend to be more social. It makes sense really, if somebody makes you laugh, your going to want to laugh more. If your at a party, their is always that person who is the life and sole of the night, most of the time it’s because their funny.
Like any desirable trait, you can’t just learn it overnight, it’s going to take practice. Even if your extremely boring, if you want it enough you can become that funny person everybody loves. The secret is really simple, practice makes perfect. When your out and about with your mates, say a funny joke, it doesn’t matter if it’s not funny. Your trying to build up a barrier, so that no matter what reaction you get, you wont be fazed by it. The truth is, everybody has that funny side to them, but most people are scared of the reaction.
If you hear or see something on the television that’s funny, express it in a way so you feel comfortable. The worst thing is telling a joke/story when you feel uncomfortable, people can see right through this. It may sound like a hard task at first, but you learn to relax over time. Anything can be achieved if you really put your mind to it.
As I said earlier, people love to hang out with a funny person. It literally changes your social life.. I know this might sound fake and ‘pretending to be sombody else’ but it’s about finding that natural funny side of you. The more you practice, the quicker it will come. Just keep making jokes everyday, say things which you find funny. You don’t have to be scared to say what’s on your mind, just say it. It doesn’t matter if people don’t like what you have to say, remember your building a wall.
I know that some people may think this is impossible, and that every funny person out there is ‘naturally funny’ but I promise you it’s not the case. Think about stand up comedians, they practice on their craft every day, it is possible. My personal reason for writing this article was because I used to suffer from social anxiety.
It’s a fairly common problem, especially in teenagers nowadays. It basically means feeling uncomfortable around other people, occasional panic attacks. I wanted to overcome it and I tried my hardest become better socially. Being funny is the key because it helps every single aspect. If you feel uncomfortable you can just crack up a joke which really helps with your confidence