So you want to change your laugh? Maybe you just don't like the sound of your laugh or maybe someone else told you they didn't like it. In this case, try to determine what is "wrong": is it too loud, a little silly, or scary? Listen to other laughs that you find interesting and try to imitate the styles that you like.
Method 1 of 3: Choosing your new laugh
Step 1. Pick a new laugh style
If you don't have a style in mind yet, make a point of finding a laugh that you like. Look for inspiration wherever people laugh. For example, listen to people you know, movie characters, and people on television. Listen to loved ones and strangers alike. Keep on a constant search for good laughs.
- YouTube and other websites in general are good sources for examples of human speech.
- Think about the reasons why you like certain laughs. Maybe you like them because they are deep and vigorous or because when you hear them they make you laugh.
Step 2. Imitate a laugh that you like
When you hear a laugh that inspires you, try to remember or record it. Then when you are alone, find a mirror and try to imitate it. Such imitation can be natural if you spend time with other people whose laughs are contagious, but by choosing a particular laugh, you can make it a more intentional process.
Keep in mind that if you imitate the laugh of a famous person on TV or in a movie, people might notice. So decide if that's what you want
Step 3. Think about why you want to change your laugh
Maybe there is something you do not like about your current laugh: it is very loud, somewhat silly or scary. Try to work with a laugh that doesn't have these undesirable qualities. Be aware, change these specific aspects and you may be able to solve your problem.
If your laugh is too loud, try laughing a little lower. If it is a bit silly, that is, fast and has a high tone, you may be able to laugh more slowly and in a deeper tone
Step 4. Consider if there is anything you really need to change
People often do not realize that their breathing must change when they laugh. For example, many make noises through their noses when laughing because it is their body's way of adjusting to get more oxygen while laughing. Try asking some trusted people what your laugh sounds like. This exercise can be revealing: if there's something about your laugh that bothers them or makes them uncomfortable, they'll likely tell you.
Method 2 of 3: Change Your Laughter
Step 1. Use a sound recorder to study your laugh
Record your laugh or ask someone to do it for you. Then listen to the recording and determine what makes it unique or undesirable. Maybe you make frequent loud noises through your nose or maybe you have a very nervous giggle. As you work to change your laugh, you can re-record yourself to analyze your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your style.
If you have a specific laugh in mind, consider listening to a recording of your laugh and a recording of the one you wish you had at the same time. In this way, you may be able to better hear the subtle differences between the two
Step 2. Find a place where you can be alone
Laugh in the car, in a remote area, or in front of the mirror. When you feel ready, start laughing just the way you want. Try to practice laughing and make any necessary adjustments to the sound.
Step 3. Laugh for real
Think of something funny, ask a friend to tell you a joke, or watch something funny. Try to keep the laugh genuine in such a way that it best represents the sound of your laugh in real life. If you can't find what to laugh at, laugh at how ridiculous this activity is. Look in the mirror and laugh at yourself in shame.
Step 4. Try to find the root of your undesirable laugh
If your laugh is very nasal, focus on the way your nose tightens when you laugh. Instead, try redirecting your laughter through your diaphragm, an air cavity near your stomach, just below your lungs. If your laugh is very loud, try to react more calmly.
Method 3 of 3: Practice Your Laughter
Step 1. Make an effort to use your new laugh while socializing
Be aware of how you sound when laughing and talking. You may need to pay a lot of attention at first to be able to laugh in a consciously chosen way. However, over time the new sound may come out more naturally.
- If you notice that you start laughing like before, don't get frustrated. Laughter above was a habit that developed naturally over years of jovial interactions with other people, and it can be difficult to control the urge.
- The important thing is to be aware of the way you laugh. If you can do this, it may be easier to change that sound.
Step 2. Practice laughing whenever you can
When you're home alone, practice the new sound. Laugh until you are satisfied with its sound. You can do it in the car, in the park or in front of a mirror. Choose the place well; Be aware that others may be uncomfortable if you laugh around them without saying something funny.
Step 3. Don't be afraid to let the laughter unfold
If you want to strive for a specific style, it is important to remember that it can change with practice. As with your natural laugh, which was influenced by the environment around you (the people you interacted with, the movie characters you adored, the laughs you liked and were unconsciously trying to imitate), your new laugh will be influenced. for new experiences. This doesn't mean that you won't like it, but rather that you don't have to be too picky about its sound as long as you like it.
Step 4. Use your new laugh gradually with your friends
Don't surprise everyone with your new laugh; use it more and more and more frequently. Get used to it first, and eventually you may not even have to think about how you laugh. Your brain will gradually adapt and remember the tone.
- Don't try too hard to change your laugh. Otherwise, it may appear that you are faking and you will sound fake.
- Choose a natural laugh and try to make it sound normal.
- Ask someone to rate your laugh. If you think it's annoying or more annoying than the old one, create a new one.