Sarcastic Speakers May be More Creative

In a new study published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process, researchers from Harvard Business School attribute creativity to an advanced understanding of sarcasm. They found that after participating in a sarcastic conversation, both the quick-witted speaker and the listener performed better in creative tasks. According to the researchers, the increase in cognitive function is due to the critical thinking necessary to process the nuances of sarcasm. Cue the collective sigh of parents everywhere.