This is an online version of the Humor Styles Questionnaire.

The HSQ was developed by Martin et. al. (2003) and measures four mostly independant ways people express humor.

The reliability of the scale is "generally acceptable" (Kazarian et. al., 2006).

The inventory consists of thirty two statements that must be rated on how much the taker agrees with each.

Your participation in this assessment in voluntary and is for strictly educational purposes. It is not clinically administered and so is not suitable for making medical decisions with. Your answers will be recorded and possibly used for research and/or otherwise distributed in an anonymous fashion.

  • Martin, R. A., Puhlik-Doris, P., Larsen, G., Gray, J., & Weir, K. (2003). Individual differences in uses of humor and their relation to psychological well-being: Development of the Humor Styles Questionnaire. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 48-75.

  • References:
  • Kazarian, S., Martin, R. A. (2006). Humor styles, culture-related personality, well-being, and family adjustment among Armenians in Lebanon. Humor, 19(4), 405423.