Why Does Sarcasm Hurt?

Women holding a card that reads 'Really?'

Sarcasm is a double-layered expression — of playfulness, passive-aggressiveness, or awkwardness — which on the surface indicates that the person’s acts and statements are neutral, but the second layer beneath the surface signifies aggression. Sarcasm is passive-aggressive by definition. And not everyone can always detect the subtle irony at play. Only a few individuals can … Read more Why Does Sarcasm Hurt?