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What Being Funny Means About Your Personality

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Scientists have discovered that funnier people tend to be smarter and more charming. John and Hannah discuss how being funny means you have more brain power. Do you think that the link between being funny and intelligence is just a coincidence? Don't forget guys, if you like this video please "Like," "Favorite," and "Share" it with your friends to show your support - it really helps us out! If there's something you'd like to see us discuss on the show, tweet us about it! See you tomorrow :) ***************************************************** Every day ThinkTank challenges preconceptions, exposes amazing new facts and discoveries, explores different perspectives, and inspires you to learn more about the world and the people around you. Feed your brain with new videos every day at 12pm Eastern/9am Pacific! SUBSCRIBE or you'll miss out! http://tinyurl.com/9o8kpf4 Keep up to date with John Iadarola and Hannah Cranston ON FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thinktankfeed HANNAH: http://facebook.com/hannahcranstonhost ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/thinktankfeed JOHN: http://twitter.com/jiadarola HANNAH: http://twitter.com/HannahCranston_ ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thinktankfeed JOHN: http://instagram.com/johniadarola HANNAH: http://instagram.com/run_hmc ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/johniadarola HANNAH: http://www.youtube.com/hannahcranston ON TWITCH: http://www.twitch.tv/gamesetjohn
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Michael Buchholz (2 months ago)
Click bait were the super stretched face from thumbnail. I wanted to see that :(
Ben (10 months ago)
BUT not all smart people are funny.
Anonymous Anonymous (1 year ago)
Look its TYT SJW cuck..disliked.
Anna Joh (2 years ago)
This theory is flawed! x_x 1. Capable of being funny is ONE sign of intelligence. 2. Not being funny is NOT a sign of being less intelligent. It's only ONE component! A depressed melodramatic person can be supermegaintelligent too, since intelligent people tend to be more concerned about life than others. In addition a man generally WANTS to be viewed as funny. For a woman it's considered better to be perceived as serious, disciplined and ambitious. And yeah I know, I'm not funny at all. :'-(
Bob Sagetz (3 years ago)
my iq is like 34. drtp derp derp
LilFoxyCosplay (3 years ago)
People always say I'm really funny (which is annoying when people laugh at nearly everything you say) but def don't feel smart haha
Brent P (3 years ago)
My I.Q was 104, the last time I checked.
jameson collins (3 years ago)
God she is so beautiful. i cant even right now.
Ben (10 months ago)
Put your boner away weirdo.
Valerie Linares (3 years ago)
The highest form of comedy is sarcasm and irony. It is what it is.
Ben (10 months ago)
Ironically I find your comment to be sarcastic. Welp, that wasn't funny. Guess you were wrong...BYE HUMAN!
Valerie Linares (3 years ago)
Before even watching this video, the thumbnail is kind of creepy, no?
Demon Returns (3 years ago)
+Valerie Linares if it's a girl that's about to suck you off?? ohhhh hell yea!!!
TheRandomzJake (3 years ago)
I think the best kind of comedy is witty but the hardest to pull off is dry comedy.
moviebuzzrocks (3 years ago)
just look at Conan
Fernando Takeshi Sato (3 years ago)
....I feel this should be obvious. I mean, just watch Hannah.
Sam Dell (3 years ago)
Why would you slap a stick that's not funny (hehehheh)
Alixandra Jones (3 years ago)
absurdist!
SeaSerpant (3 years ago)
So does this mean I am on the completely other end of the spectrum? I am not funny at all, very seldom talk, and have a natural frown so people think I am pissed off all the time when I am fine. Also I don't find humor in much of anything. Am I a moron? That explains a lot actually. Now I am depressed.
SeaSerpant (3 years ago)
Thanks Man.  I really don't know how I made it in my profession if I was an Idiot.  Not that I took it that serious.   Youtube is really going down the toilet fast.  Now their are  "Mainstream" Youtube channels which goes against the whole theory.  I generally just use it for news but some of it can't be relied on.  Any suggestions would be well received.  Thanks again.
Naufal Ubaidi (3 years ago)
They TEND to be smarter, not are smarter
Danielle Riley (3 years ago)
Sarcasm
OMG BeCkY (3 years ago)
Charming = Psychopath
Vaerm Koponen (3 years ago)
+OMG BeCkY no. a CHARMER might be.
astrozombie (3 years ago)
Hannah's hair is gorgeous like this
Ryan Wesemann (3 years ago)
I was like at the high school, he was a kind that can be funny without being insulting to particular group of people.
Wonders Above (3 years ago)
+Ryan Wesemann I don't think people really ever should get offended by comedy because it is just that. However, I do agree that the kind of funny that never offends anyone is the best bet because there are so many easily offended people out there. It can be very hard to maintain relationships with other people if you do joke around about another person or group of people.
lee comstock (3 years ago)
That thumbnail is anything but funny.
Zetr0 Space (3 years ago)
"Sarcasm; The lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence" - Oscar Wilde Although I think if Oscar was being honest instead of Wilde, I am pretty sure he would of said "Puns are just the worst, stop... don't do them!"
Anissiya (3 years ago)
Well, of course there are less comedeans among women, they just started to be percieved uqually as men, and it's still in process... they've been opressed for long on the inside and outside, so there is no wonder! But speaking of the potential, I seriously doubt there would be a difference.
Mike Dugdale (3 years ago)
Known this forever.
Mekenzie Froehlich (3 years ago)
idk if you guys have done a video on this or not. but an interesting video topic: is it Pop, or soda?? I hear more and more ppl say soda, personally it makes me mad
Wonders Above (3 years ago)
+Wantae Seong I don't know that there is necessarily a "politically correct" term for soda as it isn't really anything that needs to have a set term.
Wantae Seong (3 years ago)
+Mekenzie Froehlich I think soda is the politically correct word. I think...
Mekenzie Froehlich (3 years ago)
+cesare bachell i I hear soft soft drinks used more. very rare have I heard fizy drinks.
cesare bacchelli (3 years ago)
+Mekenzie Froehlich how bout soft drinks or fizzy drinks?
Mekenzie Froehlich (3 years ago)
+tehufn im from Michigan, and im also part french canadian.. idek if that has to do with anything.
rebelsport24 (3 years ago)
John is very funny . Makes me laugh every video
Alex Lopez (3 years ago)
Does it also compare to making fun of someone funny?
Dinosaur (3 years ago)
+Alex Lopez That's usually not funny to a general population.
ZeLoudGoddess (3 years ago)
Bo Burnham is my favorite comedian, idk his IQ but I would be willing to bet that it's at genius level.
ZeLoudGoddess (3 years ago)
+Wonders Above Yes, I'm well aware of this. 
Wonders Above (3 years ago)
+ZeLoudGoddess Genius is typically considered to be 160 and up.
Duggan Canning (3 years ago)
For Fuck's Sake. There is no statistical difference between a sample size of 14 and 22
Duggan Canning (3 years ago)
...mental dyslexia.  Point stands though; the size of each sample is too small to make real claims about the population of comedians.
Dirge (3 years ago)
+Duggan Canning It was 55 and 14.
Alpha Assassin (3 years ago)
Sarcasm is obviously the highest form of comedy
Victoria Daisy (3 years ago)
i'm funny, smart and attractive I've got it all BYEEE peasants
Aerin Marr (3 years ago)
+Jimmy Carrphone Warehouse I applaud you sir
bluemonkeyster (3 years ago)
Psychology 101(or any first year Psych class): correlation ≠ causation Being funny ⇒ Being smarter, more charming It makes sense in some respects as you would think funny people need to be well versed in many avenues of speech and rhetoric and hence, tend to be more well read and charming in the process. Hopefully, the converse has some merit too. The sample size of women in the 1970's might be too small to generalize for all female comedians of that era. I'm curious to find out what is the R-value for the correlation in both studies new and old.
Tim Braslavsky (3 years ago)
I think we can all agree that mastery of puns makes one very punny.
Daniel Okada (3 years ago)
Sense of timing rates pretty high on comedic potential. The ability to draw from a wide range of references instantly generally connotes high cognitive abilities. It makes the brand of humor more accessible and easier to relate to. Obscure references or humor tends to have a smaller audience (gets fewer laughs). Clever equation jokes rarely set a room filled with average people on fire. Naturally, command of the language in which humor is being expressed rates pretty high. Try telling a joke in a foreign language to native speakers of said language. Cricket, cricket. So sure; high intelligence helps with comedy, but hardly guarantees most people will "get" an individual's brand of humor.
Loredana Lenghel (3 years ago)
Could you share the list of articles you used? I'd be interested in reading them.
Zzyzx HD (3 years ago)
tbh it kind of annoyed me when Hannah said the thing about not having enough female subjects.... like no john was exactly right. not everything is about feminism honey
Zzyzx HD (3 years ago)
She implied that they should've had more female subjects, but in reality its just harder to find professional female comedians, especially at the time the study was done. I don't understand how I contradicted myself, she was clearly implying that the study wasn't effective because they didn't have more female subjects, but that's just not true. I really don't care if the subjects were male or female because it's totally irrelevant to the point of the study.
Wonders Above (3 years ago)
+Zzyzx HD If that is the case, then why did you make it about feminism? She was simply stating the fact that the number of females compared to the number of males in the study is inadequate and doesn't really seem to be proportionate enough to represent both groups accurately. In short, you are the one that turned this into a statement about feminism, and in doing so you have completely contradicted yourself. To be completely honest, I really don't think that you even have the correct definition of feminism, because if you did you'd know that if feminism wasn't so widely accepted, women probably wouldn't be able to do half of the things they do today and Hannah probably wouldn't even be granted permission to be in this YouTube video.
Adis Veletanlic (3 years ago)
That was the most awkward fucking shoulder pat ever
Abby H (3 years ago)
Can I please have Hannah's hair ok thx
Kung Lao (3 years ago)
LOL Hannah can't seem to handle the fact that male comedians are almost always better than female ones. The top ones are all males.
Darth Sillyus (3 years ago)
Whoopi Goldberg ?
Mighty Tho (3 years ago)
+Wonders Above I got what you were saying but man keep it simple don't put too many difficult words.... for Americans ok but for us that we live in a foreign country it's kinda hard to get what you are saying when you have "difficult" words in your speach.
Silly Millie (3 years ago)
+Wonders Above Oh don't worry, I wouldn't continue a conversation with such a close minded person. I hope you  have a happy holiday! :)
Wonders Above (3 years ago)
+Silly Millie I'd like to point out that you said "Hello dear feminist" like you yourself aren't a feminist, but you must be a feminist because if you weren't, you would spread your thoughts and ideas so freely to the public as you would believe that your ideas are useless and inferior to that of a man's. It's clear, however, that you do not feel this way, so I encourage you to learn more about this topic before you continue the conversation you are carrying out right now with this other person(If you had plans to do so).
Wonders Above (3 years ago)
+Kung Lao I can't justify the fact that you are racist, but I know that you are extremely narrow-minded and a clear misogynist. These to two things are in no way reasonable attributes to be proud of, and the fact that you still shout these psychopathic ideals and think you can be intellectually superior to anything is quite the clear indicator that your mind is not very well acquainted with logic. I feel sorry for you because you have to live your life seeing through those dim, uncomprehending eyes of yours like a dog in an airport save the fact you, unlike a dog, are yet another blockade keeping the human race from getting closer to achieving equality. How is that a person can have so much prejudice built up inside of them that they go on the internet and try to convince people that females are not only inferior to males in the field of intellect, but also in the fields of genetics, potential, or opportunity(Which walks hand in hand with potential rendering it a moot point)? To add to that, the fact that you tried to criticize the intellect of females is extremely hypocritical because not only do you yourself not have an intellect great enough to judge humans based on attributes other than their sex, but you also try to say that the place in which a person is born determines whether or not they will be a good person. It's really no different than that of small children dividing teams by sex or picking your friends based on their parents success and wealth. You are a poor example of a human being.
Emily Weber (3 years ago)
I wish they would have showed us some of the comics
mji245 (3 years ago)
John you are not funny
safewaysecurity (3 years ago)
only dumb people like Aziz Ansari as a comedian. here are some real comedians. bill burr, louis c.k, anthony jeselnik, Greg Geraldo
The God Emperor (3 years ago)
PLEASE LINK THESE STUDIES IN THE INFO SECTION OF VIDEOS!!! :O
KyleTheOtaku (3 years ago)
#hannahsucks
As a female comedian, or comedienne if you like, I am partial to a bit of sarcasm, oh the irony.
0:30 Hannah always trying to cut off John. But he was like fuck it! Not this time bih!! Resulting in a lil awkward moment 😂
Nathan (3 years ago)
he will spank her later
Andy (3 years ago)
Guess I'm a charming person. People frequently tell me what a funny guy I am through their teeth.
Apophis (3 years ago)
pie in the face is very high brow.
ABOOGZ Gilly (3 years ago)
I'm funny but, I'm dumb as af Lol
Richard Juarez (3 years ago)
+ABOOGZ Gilly Intellect isn't the same as knowledge.
N. Johnson (3 years ago)
+ABOOGZ Gilly Lol.
MrTacticalinuit (3 years ago)
I'm in the top 10% or around there for verbal inteligence, but average in short term memory, my perception is a bit below average and my computation speed is pretty slow. I'm a slow word master.
ohthepeppers (3 years ago)
"We should have brought Brett in on this" No. Even _Hannah_ is funnier than Brett, with the distinction that Hannah isn't masquerading as a comedian. And Brett is just a waste of fucking space.
skyboundpilot (3 years ago)
Yeah....Cause we all know how hilarious scientists are......
Jack1234567890 (3 years ago)
I early let mi tell a joke: people who eat animal products.
Azodnem Kram (3 years ago)
When making jokes, it takes intelligence to make connections for it and the talent to deliver it
KD Brooke (3 years ago)
I guess Sheldon Cooper never got the message
Praetor_Fenix420 (3 years ago)
That explains the humorless nature of Donald Trump's supporters.
007wetz (3 years ago)
highest level of comedy is making said person laugh.
LEGENDARY (3 years ago)
Hannah get off your period.
Dr Brooklyn (3 years ago)
yea they could have limited the sample size to 14 men and 14 women if they could only find 14 female comedians
Dr Brooklyn (3 years ago)
+Adam Murray she was upset because the sample size was 55 men and 14 women and her point was it skewed the results, John said they probably couldn't find more than 14 female comedians back then.  i was trying to find a solution, they can always scrap that study and do it over now that we have a lot more than 14 women on that stage.
Adam Murray (3 years ago)
That's a much to small sample size.
gardin Nome (3 years ago)
I don't know if John survived this taping--he was playing death's favorite game by provoking Hannah!!
Sir Gerbil Macintosh (3 years ago)
Scariest thumbnail ever.
john, you're not funny. or smart. or charming. you're pathetic, that's what we love about you.
Bob zeeshambro (3 years ago)
This explains Rowan Atkinson
The Batman (3 years ago)
Someone's moody
Polyphonic Press (3 years ago)
Well then how do you explain Rich Vos?
Phil LaFond (3 years ago)
It now makes sense why Hannah's not funny... jklol
Brandon H (3 years ago)
Lmfao!
Michael Cook (3 years ago)
Thanks science for stating the obvious. I can only hope this was paid for with a government grant
GoziTV (3 years ago)
I don't think there is a hierarchy on comedy. There are different forms however. All are awesome!
mosshark (3 years ago)
sarcasm
darkfirey2 (3 years ago)
I'm early... Let me think of a joke...
mike jones (3 years ago)
i hate this channel but i still watch it
Tony JK (3 years ago)
Same!
Gissel R. (3 years ago)
Same
Victoria Daisy (3 years ago)
this is so true tho
silvafox07 (3 years ago)
I just don't like the young lady
dschonsie (3 years ago)
+Scott Phillips seems you're a comedian
Ben E (3 years ago)
Well I think the ramifications are clear. Before you become a doctor you should have to make a crowd of people laugh, to demonstrate you are smart.
Great Banter (3 years ago)
The test doesn't mean they are smarter
Lil Schnoze (3 years ago)
+Milka xox -.- I'm gonna go hang myself now, thank you!
Rabiul Hassan (3 years ago)
first to dislike
Ukko Mannermaa (3 years ago)
I fucking love John. (No homo, but call me)
ChaoticCommander (3 years ago)
The thumbnail looks like attack on titan
Kevin Unknown (3 years ago)
+FakeStream Is champ there....?............. Champ. Is champ there?
targarynka (3 years ago)
+FakeStream Sprinkles !
HX Rainn (3 years ago)
JOOOOHHHHNNNNN CCEEEEEEENNNNAAAAAA (soz)
targarynka (3 years ago)
+Ukko Mannermaa Who doesn't ?
crow boy (3 years ago)
she seemed bitter
Pewnice Dieassse (3 years ago)
+Zachary Lynch women cant be happy JK !!!
Axel The Red Panda (3 years ago)
Omg John looks high af in the thumbnail
White Iverson (3 years ago)
Delete Hannah from life.
nani201 (3 years ago)
Funny people can often think on their toes. Clearly their brains work fast
Levi Coffman (3 years ago)
Little known fact... Fart jokes are measurably the funniest form of comedy.
ollehkacb (3 years ago)
the are as old as prostitution
Hugh G (3 years ago)
OMG OMG FIRST COMMENT! BTW Hannah didn't get mad at John for expressing his opinion! MINDBLOWN!
nani201 (3 years ago)
+Hugh G lmao! perfect
Hugh G (3 years ago)
+Far Queue A small loan of 1million dollars 
Hugh G (3 years ago)
+Annabel Flynn Haters gonna hate 
Far Kit (3 years ago)
what did you win?
Hugh G (3 years ago)
+nani201 You are just jelly 

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