Humor? Hardly Know Her

A Company of Friends member in Philadelphia recently shared this with other area readers:

James Thorson, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, has devised a Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale, which has been used by both researchers and clinicians to measure individuals’ level of mirth. The test asks things like whether you use humor to cope and whether your friends consider you a wit. Thorson’s research has found that “those who score high on a multidimensional sense of humor scale have lower levels of depression and higher levels of purpose than those who score low in humor.

The self-assessment might be worth taking a look at. How do you use humor at work?