humor – do you find your partner funny? Does your partner find you funny? How important is this quality for you in relationships? Sharing a similar sense of humor is imperative for a successful match between people. I feel that to be able to laugh at each other & at oneself is a necessary to glide more easily through relationship & life. Laughter brings us energy, helps us let go & relax & generally brings joy! Laughter brings our bodies & souls into a very open place (similar to crying), which means we can connect with others more authentically.
The word humor has interesting origins originating from “any of the four body fluids” (blood, phlegm, choler, and melancholy or black bile) whose relative proportions were thought to determine state of mind. This led to a sense of “mood, temporary state of mind” (first recorded 1525); the sense of “amusing quality, funniness” is first recorded 1682, probably via sense of “whim, caprice” (1565).