The old saying goes, ‘laughter is the best medicine!’, and it’s entirely correct. People love to laugh! As humans, finding humor in something and laughing at it is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
However, you may be worried that you laugh too much. This worry is perfectly understandable! Not everybody wants to start laughing at every little thing. Maybe you’re wondering what’s going on.
Why Do I Laugh At Everything?
1. You Find Everything Funny
The simplest solution is that you find everything funny! You’re naturally humorous and can see the humor in every little thing.
While this is mostly a good thing, it can have its downsides. Make sure you don’t laugh at things that could upset somebody else, even if you find it funny.
Not everybody wants to hear laughter at a funeral! While your day-to-day life, and certainly your work experience, will likely be improved by your laughter, you need to consider other people’s feelings.
2. You Are Nervous
If you are a naturally nervous person, you could laugh at everything because you’re anxious!
Nervous people tend to laugh after every sentence as they attempt to lighten the mood and gauge whether or not somebody is upset with them. It could even be entirely subconscious!
This laughter can extend to events around you. Some people will use nervous laughter to express that they don’t know how to respond to an event or statement.
Nervous laughter can be avoided by developing healthy coping strategies to make yourself more comfortable in social interactions. You can find many good coping strategies online!
3. You Don’t Listen Much
Laughter can be an automatic response when you are halfheartedly listening to somebody or something, as your brain attempts to make it seem like you are paying attention.
Whether the conversation is boring or you are just drifting off into daydreams, it’s vital to try to remain grounded. You need to try to seem like you’re paying attention!
If you’re intent on not listening to people, try listening to their tone more than their words. Based on the tone of their voice, you can decide if laughter is appropriate- or if you should respond with ‘yes’ or ‘no.’
4. Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder
Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder, or ‘IEED,’ is a rare medical condition where the patient begins uncontrollably laughing. Fewer than two-hundred thousand cases are discovered in the United States per year.
As a mood disorder, it can also involve excessive crying and mood swings, so if you are not experiencing these you likely do not have Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder.
5. You Have A Nervous Tic
It’s important to note a nervous tic is different from being nervous. A nervous tic is an impulse verbal or physical phenomenon, while you will typically be aware of nervous laughter.
A nervous tic may stem from being anxious and is not permanent- it can be tricky and will take time, but a nervous tic can get trained out if the afflicted person is aware of it and makes an effort to stop.
6. You Have Dark Humor
Everybody has different senses of humor, and yours could be dark. If you laugh when watching the news or regarding things with an oddly ironic twist you may have a dark sense of humor.
People with a dark sense of humor will not necessarily laugh at everything, but they can find humor in many things other people won’t.
This laughter at dark things can lead to the perception that you laugh at everything or laugh at inappropriate times. Dark humor isn’t a mental illness, you have different tastes.
7. You Are Happy
Breaking out of the dark ‘mental illness’ section, you could laugh at everything simply because you are a happy person!
There doesn’t need to be a reason for everything. You could simply be happy! Happier people tend to laugh more. You may not find everything funny, but you could have a love for life that leaves you jubilated.
Consider yourself lucky! Many people struggle with horrible things at any given time, and the fact that you can face each moment with a smile is a gift. Take full advantage of your happiness!
8. You Like Making People Laugh
Whether you do it consciously or not, you may laugh because you enjoy making other people laugh! Laughter is contagious. Some people’s laughs catch on more than others.
If other people start laughing when you do, your laughter is contagious, and part of your brain may want to spread that joy to as many people as possible.
Therefore, you would laugh at everything, even things other people might not initially think is funny. You are a machine that constantly produces joy, and you must be fun to be around!
9. You Don’t Stress Out
Everybody gets stressed sometimes, but you either have less stress than most people or you’re very good at dealing with it. Either way, you don’t let it get you down.
People who are less stressed are, by definition, happier. When you’re happy, you laugh. It’s as simple as that! By managing your stress well, you laugh more and might laugh at everything.
10. It’s In Your DNA
It sounds a bit weird, but some people are genetically predisposed to laughing more. Your DNA plays a role in just about everything you do. That includes your emotions.
One gene was tied previously to depression, but scientists discovered that the gene is linked to more emotional highs and lows. That means you can get extremely sad, but when you’re happy, you’re very happy.
When you’re happy, you laugh! That’s how human emotions work. Your genetic structure can dictate or influence how you experience emotions, meaning you could laugh at everything because it’s in your DNA.
Ultimately, there are many reasons you may laugh at everything- and none of them are particularly bad! Even if your laughter is symptomatic of a mental illness, it’s not something you can help, and you should embrace it.
If your problem is that you find everything hilarious, it’s even less of a problem than mental illness. Congratulations! More people should be able to find the humor in everything, just like you do!