K. Kolesnykova


The purpose of this work is the further development of ideas about the origin of humor [1-5].

A large number of studies and publications are devoted to the problem of humor. This is due to the fact that the ability to generate and perceive humor plays an important role in the psychological structure of the personality, as well as in the quality of interpersonal relations.

In well-known publications [6-10], the questions of the manifestation of humor in different situations and in different types of people, the influence of humor on the perception of the life situations and the solution of different social and political problems and others are investigated.

However, almost no attention is paid to identifying the essence of humor, the mechanisms of its origin and their connection with the processes of thinking.

Methods: Analysis of current concepts of humor and laughter, discussing new possible approaches on this basis.

Objectives: The nature of the humor. Abbreviations: HTC (humor thought construct), AfG - affiliative style, SPG - self-supporting style, AgG - aggressive style, SPG - self-destructive style of humor; MP - understanding others 'emotions, MУ - managing others' emotions, BП - managing their emotions, BУ – understanding their emotions, ВE - control of their expression, MEI - emotional personality, ВЕІ - internally personal emotional intelligence, РВЕ - understanding their own and others’ emotions, УВЕ - managing their and others' emotions.

Keywords: humor, psychological structure of personality, emotional intelligence, lateral thinking, sense.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26886/2414-634X.8(35)2019.7


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