Sarcasm, as they say, is the ability to insult stupid people without them realizing it.
In some cases, sarcasm is a means of indirectly expressing aggression toward others or insecurity about oneself, as Psychology Today puts it. In other cases, it’s more of a secret shield from all the moronic buffoons in the world – a sort of a “true lie” that listeners won’t always comprehend as being insincere.
It’s a private joke that can save you from annoying and aggravating situations, providing a respite in humor even in the crappiest situations.
So are sarcastic people just certified smart asses, or are we more intelligent (at least on an emotional level) than non-sarcastic people? … more