Self-Deprecating Humor: Use It or Lose It?

Rachel Beohm
4 min readAug 31, 2022

Sometimes self-deprecating humor can be helpful in establishing connections… most of the time, it backfires. Here’s how to tell what’s best.

I generally advise against using self-deprecating humor. Most of the time, it does not convey confidence and credibility. But as is the case with virtually all communication advice, context and motivation can change everything.

Rachel Beohm

Exploring relationship skills, communication (especially nonverbal), and how to live a full life. Promoter of kindness, gratitude, and joy.