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Recently I was having a conversation with someone I've hung out with a few times, and the topic of laughing came up. It never occurred to me that it might be a problem for people with SA, since I have no trouble laughing in front of others. I may hold back in conversation, but never with laughing. So now I'm wondering how other people handle laughing on here.
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If someone says something funny to me, I can't help but laugh at the joke. And if I ever need to laugh for a long period of time and no one is around, I put in Eddie Murphy's Delirious comic routine on my dvd. It's guaranteed to make me laugh each time I watch it.

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Nope. Laughing is one thing I really don't have a problem with. If something is funny, I laugh, and it doesn't matter who's with me.
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I've always suppressed my laughter, which results in some sort of contorted face and odd small noises while I laugh inwardly. I don't like to reveal that I have emotions, no matter what kind, or to react to people in any way that isn't carefully planned. I also avoid expressing lols online.

Even when I'm alone I try to keep it quiet for fear the neighbors might hear me laugh.

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I have a problem with laughing because of SA. Even if i find something somebody says really funny, i still only do like a silent laugh. I can smile okay, but the laugh doesn't really come out. When i am watching TV by myself and i hear something funny, i am the complete opposite, i can laugh perfectly fine then
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^^Thats because you're alone, and nobody is observing you.

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I don't have any problem with laughing, but I also feel self-conscious about my teeth, which are not straight like other people's. So I guess I tend to sometimes make a funny expression because I don't want to open my mouth too wide.
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I don't like to laugh in front of people. I feel my mouth looks distorted. I'll chuckle, but you'll have to have said something really funny to get a big laugh out of me.

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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-16-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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I laugh out loud if something is funny, but I try to surpress the real 'belly laughs' when in public, well sometimes. Sometimes I just don't care and like to appear more 'light' and carefree. It does work, people take you much lighter when you laugh.
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I never actually laugh around people unless I know them. Even if something is extremely funny, I hold back.
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Yea, I have a prob with this too and have suppressed in the past. It's not one of my most severe symptoms though.
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I definitely have no problem laughing: At myself, if someone says something funny and sometimes I laugh out of nervousness.
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I rarely feel carefree enough in public to laugh. Alone or around those I'm comfortable with, I do.
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It depends. When it's one on one, there's a higher chance I'll laugh more freely. But in a classroom, like when the teacher says something funny, I've always held back my laughter. I feel weird about people hearing me laugh since they never hear my voice.
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^^Thats because you're alone, and nobody is observing you.
when I was younger (childhood to mid/late teens) I would surpress my laughter because I was afraid of looking even more awkward and out of place than I already felt I was. However, if I were alone it wouldn't be a problem since no one would be around to observe and supposedly judge me.
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When I find something funny, I can't help but laugh, even when around a lot of people. Sometimes I even start laughing during times when it it inappropriate, and must try to stop myself by thinking of something depressing.
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I feel self conscious when laughing outside, it's especially bad in a classroom when I can't hold it in, and the harder I try to stop, the harder I end up laughing, just like when someone is trying not to sneeze.
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I tend to hold it in. But Im trying to just let go and not care.
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I don't have a problem laughing. I laugh all the time, and it doesn't matter who I'm with. I've even been told by several different people that they love how my laugh is so genuine. Laughing, and smiling, are two things I do very well.
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