I’m not ready yet to accept my diagnosis. I guess this is a familiar experience for many of you. The reasons are manifold, but today (and I promise this is the last time I’ll be bringing up the issue of my diagnosis) I’d like to ask you about humour. Sz is typically associated with flat affect, varying degrees of listlessness and a somewhat dour demeanor. But can a sz, provided he/she’s endowed with just enough insight, laugh at themselves, see the joke in themselves? One of the problems I have with my diagnosis is that I display so little paranoia, and take no offence at distasteful, even insensitive jokes about the my alleged medical condition. Is humour incompatible with ‘active’ sz?
If your Australian you are usually socialized to be self depreciating. It is in our culture.
I did really well in America, and no offence you Americans…but there’s a different culture there which doesn’t really get it. As a strange Aussie male I got away with a hell of a lot at work. It was fun. I enjoyed myself immensely!
So yes. It’s probably more cultural but all social things are learned!
Aussies are notorious in this respect; “sardonic” is the word that always springs to mind. Quite endearing, actually.
I make fun of myself for the voices’ amusement. Bad habit.
They keep asking for an encore?
My life is one neverending encore to them.
Oh well, they are getting way quieter on lions mane on top of my antipsychotic.
My mates have laughed when ive recalled crazy stuff that i have done whilst psychotic. But the difference is its meant in good humour. I quite often laugh at the wierd shite that pops in my head. But i know if i tell them they are not gonna be malicious about it. Thats the difference. I think its healthy to laugh about it sometimes.
Yeah, I also think it’s okay to laugh. I wouldn’t say it’s necessary, but it’s definitely okay in my book. Our minds come up with some ridiculous ideas, and our voices say ridiculous things; sometimes, we can’t help but chuckle. Like 2 weeks ago I posted on here that one of mu voices told me to “be the hamburger” or something like that. I mean, come on. That’s the most random sh*t… I just had to laugh.
I agree - I believe you need to have a sense of humour to cope with the negative crap that goes along with Sz. For me it helps aid my recovery.
Same. Laughing at it gives you power over it, in a sense. Laughing at the voices is the psychotic variation of calling an enemy’s hard work “cute.”
I have learned to laugh at my symptoms. Some of my thinking is ridiculous and absurd. I have to remember not to do this too much in public, to laugh at other people.
I still have humour and sarcasm.
I told my pdoc about the mustache in my brain, and he laughed, I smiled
Well, we are what the eat…
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