- What are you trying to accomplish with your communication?
- What kind of relationship do you want?
- Are you striving to be funny at the expense of others?
- Or do you want to build relationships of trust and love?
- Do you care how other people feel?
- Or are you only interested in entertaining yourself?
Here’s what I found when I Googled ‘Sarcasm’. Sarcastic people often see teasing as tough love and believe people should be able to handle it. They also think saying, “just kidding” after a sarcastic remark makes it OK, even if it hurts. They usually see themselves as funny people, even if they are the only ones laughing. In reality, sarcastic people usually have a fear problem. They are usually battling either a fear of not being good enough (the fear of failure) or the fear of being taken from (the fear of loss). They need to step back and figure out why they need to be sarcastic.
If you’re interested in learning more about sarcasm and how it affects relationships, here’s a good article to read.
May you choose a life that brings joy to both you and those around you