If you've made it to this article, you probably want to change your laugh, or at the very least, you're curious about it. It may be that you don't like her sound or that you constantly hear from others that she is irritating. The first step is to understand exactly what's "wrong" with your laugh: is it too loud, too high-pitched, or is it just plain clumsy? Hear other different laughs and choose one that suits you. Then learn to imitate her.
Part 1 of 3: Choosing a New Laughter
Step 1. Choose a new style of laughter
If you don't have a style in mind yet, it's time to go looking and find out what you like best. For inspiration, look at the world around you. See how people, movie characters and TV celebrities laugh. Pay attention to both close people and strangers. Always be on the lookout and look out for good laughs.
- YouTube is an excellent source of recordings of human speech and laughter. In fact, you find them all over the Internet.
- Think to yourself: Why do you like certain laughs? Perhaps the most profound and sincere ones please you more for the sound, which makes you laugh too.
Step 2. Mimic the laughs you like
When you hear an inspiring laugh, try recording it in your head or on your cell phone recorder. When you're alone, stand in front of a mirror and try to imitate her. If you stay close enough to the person with the laugh you like, you will naturally start imitating them. However, it is possible to make the process swerve in the direction you want. Just choose which laugh to try.
Note: if you try to imitate the laugh of some famous television person, people will probably notice. Maybe you even have that intention - the decision is yours
Step 3. Think about the reasons you want to change your laugh
Maybe you don't like to laugh too loud, too high or too scary. Find out exactly what you don't like about your laugh so you can choose and cultivate one that pleases you the most. In time you will solve the problem.
If you laugh too loudly, try to consciously laugh softer. There are people who laugh too high or too fast. If that's the case for you, try laughing more slowly, using a deeper tone
Step 4. Think to yourself if you really need to change your laugh
Some people don't even know that they breathe differently while laughing. For example, there are people who snore like a pig when they laugh, but this is because the body is doing a reflex in search of more oxygen. Ask people in your social circle what they think of your laugh. This can be an eye-opening experience. If they think there's something irritating or disturbing about your laugh, people will certainly tell you when you ask!
Part 2 of 3: Changing Your Laughter
Step 1. Use a sound recorder to study your laugh
Record yourself laughing or have someone else do it. Then listen to the recording and try to understand what's weird or undesirable about laughter. You may grunt too often or give inconvenient giggles that don't fit the context. As you move towards change, record and re-record your laugh to assess progress and make necessary improvements.
If you have a specific laugh in mind, play the recording of your original laugh along with it. So you can hear the most subtle differences between the two
Step 2. Find a place to be alone
Laugh in the car, in the woods, or in front of the mirror when you're alone in your room. When you feel ready, start laughing the way you want. Adjust the sound of the laugh until it is the way you want it.
Step 3. Really laugh
Think of something funny, ask a friend to tell a joke, or watch a comedy scene. Try to really laugh so that the laugh is an accurate representation of how you laugh. If you can't laugh at anything, try laughing outright at the absurdity of the situation: you're in front of the mirror practicing to change your laugh.
Step 4. Try to get to the heart of unwanted laughter
If it's too nasal, focus on how your nose behaves when you laugh. Try directing your laughter into your diaphragm, an airway that sits near your stomach, just below your lungs. If your laugh is too loud, try to contain it a little.
Part 3 of 3: Practicing Laughter
Step 1. Try using laughter when interacting with people
When talking to others, pay attention to how you are laughing. You'll need to be super attentive, especially at the beginning, to get the laugh you want. In time, things will adjust naturally and you will have the new laugh.
- When you find yourself laughing like you used to, don't get frustrated. A product of habit, the old laugh developed naturally over time as you interacted with people. It won't be all of a sudden that you'll abandon her.
- The important thing is to be aware of how you are laughing. If you are aware of your laugh, you will be able to change it more easily.
Step 2. Practice the new laugh whenever you can
Alone or surrounded by people, practice the new sound. Make yourself laugh and keep laughing until you are satisfied with the result. Practice in the car, in the park and in front of the mirror. Use common sense, as people may find it strange if you start laughing for no apparent reason.
Step 3. Don't be afraid to allow the laugh to evolve
When choosing a specific style of laughter, be aware that as you practice, you may even change your mind. Just as your old laugh was traced and forged under outside influences – the movies you saw, the people you interacted with, your favorite characters and the laughs you liked and subconsciously imitated – so the new one will be influenced by circumstances. That's not to say you won't like the result. The fact is, you don't need to pick too much or tweak details, as long as the laughter pleases you.
Step 4. Gradually get your friends used to the new laugh
Don't go off making a fuss and forcing a new laugh right away. Do things gradually. Get used to laughing to the point where you don't have to think about it anymore. Your brain will adapt to the style and intonation little by little.
- Don't think too much about it. If you try hard to change your laughter, you will come across an air of deceit.
- Choose a laugh that sounds natural and laugh normally.
- Ask someone to help you with the process of rebuilding laughter. If he says the new laugh is just as or more irritating than the other, take a step back and try again.
- Try different laughs and choose the one that appeals to you and those close to you. However, try not to sound fake. Look for naturalness.