In perhaps the most shocking news story of the year, a recent Harvard study shows that sarcasm might actually be good for you? Tell us something we don't know Harvard.
"To create or decode sarcasm, both the expressers and recipients of sarcasm need to overcome the contradiction (i.e., psychological distance) between the literal and actual meanings of the sarcastic expressions. This is a process that activates and is facilitated by abstraction, which in turn promotes creative thinking" said Francesca Gino of the Harvard Business School and one of the writers of the study in an interview with Harvard Gazette.
In layman's terms, if two people are "in on the joke" when exchanging sarcastic barbs, it makes them more creative and able to work as a team. Of course, if the sarcasm goes over the recipient's head, they won't reap the benefits.
If you hadn't guessed already, when it comes to sarcastic comments dumb dumbs need not apply.
Read the study HERE.