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www.healthguidance.org/entry/15845/1/Psychology-of-Sarcasm--Dealing-With-Sarcastic-People.html

Often it can be hard to distinguish between a sarcastic and an earnest comment and this can make it hard to call someone on their use of sarcasm. Usually the main indicator of sarcasm is a vocal inflection and this means it tends not to work in the written form. The Psychology of Sarcasm. So first of all, why are people ...

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Jun 16, 2014 ... If you use sarcasm you must ask yourself, what are you trying to accomplish with your communication? What kind of relationship do you want? Are you striving to be funny at the expense of others? Or do you want to build relationships of trust and love? Do you care how other people feel? Or are you only ...

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Jul 8, 2016 ... Why Do People Use Sarcasm? Fundamentally, sarcasm is a cover. It's used to cover anger, envy, or inadequacy that, without the anti-sugarcoating of sarcasm, feels too forthright. But it turns out covering up strong emotions with sarcasm can be useful. A 2011 study in the Journal of Applied Psychology ...

www.scienceofpeople.com/sarcasm-why-it-hurts-us

Sarcasm can also be passive aggressive or as a way to assert dominance. For someone who is angry or upset, but is too afraid to bring it up will often use sarcasm as a disguised barb. Example: (Wife to Husband after husband forgot to take out the trash) “You would think we are living like lazy trash beetles with the way this ...

www.quora.com/Why-do-we-humans-use-sarcasm

You could simply state that you disagree, but this is still confrontational and it invites other people to ask you why you disagree, thus asking you to defend your judgment and thereby exposing your reasons to criticism. By expressing your disagreement with sarcasm, you discourage anyone from calling you on your reasons.

www.quora.com/Why-do-people-use-sarcasm-to-express-their-feelings-and-thoughts-on-something-on-Facebook-or-on-other-social-media

Sarcasm is "a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt."[ 1][2] Sarcasm may employ ambivalence,[3] although sarcasm is not necessarily ironic.[4] "The distinctive quality of sarcasm is present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by vocal inflections".[5] The sarcastic content of ...

ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/communication/valerie.htm

People also use sarcasm as a means of being comedic with groups of friends. They say something contrary to what they feel and/or believe for the purpose of being funny. Sarcasm, in these instances, seems harmless and playful. But is it really? Too much sarcasm is annoying and hurtful, but can even a minimal amount be ...

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/think-well/201206/think-sarcasm-is-funny-think-again

Jun 26, 2012 ... Despite smiling outwardly, most people who receive sarcastic comments feel put down and usually think the sarcastic person is a jerk. ... It's just better used sparingly – like a potent spice in cooking. ... Similarly, an occasional dash of sarcastic wit can spice up a chat and add an element of humor to it.

www.petewilson.tv/2012/02/21/what-does-being-sarcastic-say-about-you

Feb 21, 2012 ... You've probably heard it said, “I can't always tell when you're being real and when you're being sarcastic.” Perhaps because the line between “real” and “ joking” isn't as thick as we usually think. John Haiman, a linguist at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., says people who use sarcasm are rarely just ...