Comedians Have Psychotic Personality Traits

Posted on January 20, 2014

What makes a great comedian?

In comedy it’s often a matter of taste–one man’s comedian is another’s buffoon–but are there certain personality factors that make a comedian?

To find out a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry examined the personalities of comedians from the US, Britain and Australia.

Some of the traits identified in the research are as follows:

- They found it unusually difficult to feel physical and social pleasure–psychologists call this anhedonia.

- They were antisocial and nonconformist.

- They were prone to magical thinking, like believing in telepathy or paranormal phenomena.

-They were easily distracted and found it difficult to focus.

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Source material from PsyBlog

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