TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH



Never struggle with Show-and-Tell again. Sign up and activate your free trial, Sign in as a subscriber to view the Talent And Skill Thesaurus in its entirety, or visit the Table of Contents to explore unlocked entries.

START MY 2-WEEK FREE TRIAL

HELPFUL TIP:

When planning a cast member's talents and skills, think about how genetics, personality traits (both positive attributes and flaws), past experiences, environment, and the character's roles (within a family, a community, and society) all factor into what strengths may form. These special qualities should tie into the story, not only to make the character interesting but also to help him achieve his goal.
DEFINITION:
Intuitively knowing how to make others laugh

DESCRIPTION:
Some characters have a natural sense of humor that appeals greatly to others. It might be in part due to how they dress or act, jokes they tell, or their ability to see humor in the every day. Whatever the source, they are able to convey their viewpoint, sharing the joke and spreading laughter all around. Some refine this talent to become comedians or entertainers, while others find themselves at the center of attention in their own circle of friends, family, and work because they add levity to almost any situation.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Having a quick wit and thinking on one’s feet
An ability to mimic other people’s mannerisms or voices
Having control over one’s facial expressions and movements
A good sense of timing
A positive disposition that people are drawn to
Smooth speech flow and storytelling abilities
Being comfortable in one's own skin and having no issue being the center of attention
The ability to take criticism


POSITIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:

NEGATIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:
...

REQUIRED RESOURCES AND TRAINING:
...

ASSOCIATED STEREOTYPES AND PERCEPTIONS:
...

SCENARIOS WHERE THIS SKILL MIGHT BE USEFUL:
...