Amusement/Laughter

Actions

  • Trying to regain composure, especially if laughing hard

Speech/Verbalization/Interaction with Others

  • Laughter
    • Snorting laugh
    • Chuckle
    • Giggle
    • Uncontrollable laughter
      • Can't talk or difficulty getting out entire sentences
      • Hard to breathe
      • Wheezing
      • Coughing
    • Repeating punch line of a joke, to spur themselves or others to laughter again
    • Begging/Pleading for others to stop making you laugh
    • Booming laughter that involves the whole body
    • Changes subject to try to move on to something that provoke more laughter
    • May communicate with gestures alone if laughing too hard to speak coherently
  • Squealing with delight
  • Voice raises in pitch

Thoughts/Attention

  • Loses train of thought easily - "Now, where was I?"

Body

  • Leaning/Falling against someone or something for support, especially if laughing hard
  • Struggling to stay upright
  • Staggering
  • Need to sit down, may drop/collapse into a chair
  • Dropping to floor
  • Rolling on floor in laughter
  • Clumsiness, such as crashing into things - May not think to apologize until they regain control if something breaks
  • Sides, stomach, ribs hurt if laughing hard and uncontrollably
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Ragged breathing
  • Lightheaded after laughing
  • Muscles may spasm or twitch after laughing
  • Turning away whole face or just head to hide laughter or smile, to regain composure before facing others again

Clothing

  • Shirt untucked, from laughing
  • clothes wrinkled or in disarray

Hands/Arms/Shoulders

  • Clutches sides, especially if laughing hard
  • Knee slapping
  • Holding onto something for support, as if drunk
  • Wiping at eyes (if watery)
  • Holding stomach
  • Hold up hands as if to say "stop"
  • Waving hands pointed fingers up, as if to say, "No more!"
  • Covering mouth to hide a smile or a laugh, especially if laughing at what some might consider an inappropriate time or at subject matter that is objectionable or crude
  • Holding hands to cheeks when laughing
  • Cameraderie or Expression of Affection
    • Hitting someone in the arm jokingly (almost never a male hitting a female in Western society)
    • Fist pound between two people who both find something amusing
    • Slap on the shoulder
    • Single arm hug
    • Hearty handshake, as if congratulating for a good joke
    • Bumping shoulders

Legs/Feet

  • Stomping foot on floor
  • Tapping foot, as if to music
  • Weaving when walking
  • Weakness in the knees/legs

Head/Neck

  • Shakes head
  • Nods approvingly
  • Head thrown back in laughter

Face/Forehead/Hair

  • Red face
  • Straight face or wide-eyed stare that causes others to burst into laughter again
  • Facial muscles compressed
  • Aching facial muscles if smiling/laughing for a long time.
  • Making funny faces at others to get them to smile or laugh
  • Hair messed up, after laughing fit
  • Mascara may run if laughter caused sweat or tears
  • Attempting and failing to keep a straight face

Mouth/Lips

  • Smiling
    • Grin
    • Smile
    • Bemused Smile
  • If laughter comes on suddenly, may spew drink or food
  • Biting down on lip(s) or pressing lips together to avoid laughing
  • Mock look of trying not to laugh - Especially if the time or material isn't appropriate for laughter (of the opinion of any present or according to social norms)
    • Pressing lips together
    • Tucking lips under teeth
    • May be accompanied with a goofy look

Eyes/Eyebrows

  • Raising eyebrows (amused/entertained)
  • Raising a single eyebrow (bemusement)
  • Eyes almost closed, compressed to slits - look of rapture
  • Eyes lively, twinkle, sparkle
  • Winking
  • Eyes watering, tearing up
  • Eyes completely closed, if laughing very hard
  • Avoiding eye contact if laughing/smiling at inappropriate time or subject matter

 

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