Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Darkness All Around: Humor, Personality, and Creativity

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Dark humor [1] is harsh and horrendous humor that makes fun of taboo or serious subjects (e.g., jokes on otherwise traumatizing things/events such as dead babies, the holocaust, terminal illnesses, etc). As can be expected, these are often disputed topics within the broader gamut of humor. Some laugh heartily at the expense of others, while some may find such insinuations extremely offensive. The fact that people react differently to such jokes make individual differences within humor styles apparent. For instance, affiliative humor, i.e., witty, cheerful, and harmless humor aimed only at...