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Comedians share similar personalities with mad people – Researchers

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�Researchers from Oxford University and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust say manic thinking helps join together ridiculous ideas that spark humour.The ability to make people laugh comes from a�personality�of the kind displayed by those with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Historically, the creativity of�painters�and playwrights has been linked to madness, but now British experts have found a link with comedians.
The stand-ups of a modern era are likely to have�greater�levels of extraversion � a form of impulsiveness � yet be more depressive and unsociable at the same time.Madcap antics may be part of a comedian’s on-stage persona.But the madness may not be just an act, say researchers.

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