Try Self Deprecating Humor

March 02, 2017

No one wants to hear how great you are or were.

What everyone loves though, are self deprecating stories.

Self deprecating means busting on yourself.

That time you fumbled the ball. When you had diarrhea. When you choked. 

When you do this, people laugh more. It's the most powerful type of humor.

In the midst of telling such a story, people will get that you're a great athlete. 

It's true that there is an element of a humble brag to this type of story telling.

The further you get from your playing days, the more these stories matter.

If you want to connect better with others, use self deprecating humor.

After all, if laughter is the best medicine, you'll want to get better at it.