If you find the following jokes funny, it means that you possess a dark sense of humor with high intelligence.
There were two men sitting at a rooftop bar. One asks the other what he was drinking. He tells him that it was “Magic beer”. The man asks again what was magical about the beer. He takes a sip, dives off the roof, flies to the sky and comes back to the man.
The man gets shocked, tries some of it and attempts the same. But instead of flying; falls straight to the ground. The bartender grins and tells him what a big jerk he was when he was drunk and calls him Superman.
Now, the fall from the rooftop part aside how to do you find the joke, amusing or disgusting?
According to a study, your perception about the joke could indicate your IQ. Psychologists determined that people who appreciate such dark humor are actually very intelligent.
In order to identify how the sense of humor and intelligence are correlated, the academic investigators conducted a study with 156 volunteers. They were subjected to reading a few jokes and their reactions recorded. Further, they were made to take IQ tests and a common survey.
The results of the study showed that the people who relished the jokes with dark humor showed signs of higher intelligence in their tests. On the other hand, people with aggressive and foulest moods showed the least interest in the jokes.
So how does sense of dark humor relate to intelligence? As per the researchers, dark humor jokes required higher mental bandwidth to process as compared to ordinary ones. These actually pit both sides of your brain against each other while you are in your emotional comfort zone.
The jokes that involve punning require the brain to labor. Yet, the dark humor jokes take it to another level and require a bit more control over emotions.