There are plenty of kinds of humor.
Angry, political humor.
Trollish type humor.
Class clown humor.
Silly slapstick toilet humor.
Shakespearean comedies are not like modern day comedies.
Shakespeare’s plays are tragedies, or comedies.
Tragedies are like Romeo and Juliet.
Comedies are the opposite.
People live happily ever after.
Or as one professor told me, “blocked love” vs. “unblocked love.”
Kind of makes sense.
The right kind of comedy in the right place makes people feel happy.
A romance with a happy ending makes people happy.
We are humans, after all.
Even from an evolutionary standpoint, tribes that enjoyed a “happily ever after” love story would do better.
Happily ever after couples tend to produce more kids which would add to the survivability of the tribe.
On the other hand, tribes with a “hit it and quit it” and “leave ’em in tears” would end up in a trainwreck.
So comedy and love have a lot in common.
Plenty of studies show that having a strong sense of humor is a VERY attractive trait.
But it has to be the RIGHT kind of humor.
The kind that is appropriate for the situation.
Comedy also indicates confidence.
Being able to tell accurately calibrated jokes also implies you have some decent social skills.
That you can read people effectively.
That you can read the room effectively.
A well delivered collection of humor, or funny stories does two very, very important things.
One is it makes others feel good.
Two it lets people know that you really “get it.”
These two things are very, very powerful.
Even better, these two things are things you can NEVER have enough of.
You can always get better.
No so much.
This is why real life players are usually different from movie type players.
Movie characters are kind of like James Bond.
Silent, confident, rarely smiling.
But real life players are people that are almost ALWAYS smiling.
They generally make OTHERS smile.
They ENJOY life.
They ENJOY themselves.
They ENJOY the people they are having conversations with.
Even the not so pretty ones.
They enjoy EVERYBODY.
They have a trait that Iggy Pop described in one of songs:
“Lust For Life.”
This is pure “game” without any outcome.
Only to make people smile.
And to ENJOY making people smile.
If you can generate and build this personality trait, you won’t need much else.
Sure, maybe some technical skills to make a living so you don’t have to live in a cardboard box.
But even then, as they said in Pulp Fiction, “personality goes a long ways.”
Teach people to laugh and life will take care of the rest.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.