As in: “Humor—even or especially gallows humor—offers a release from the emotional tension of a miserable moment, inviting you to see yourself and your life as an amusing play, with the usual array of hapless characters and interesting plot twists” ( Stone & Heen, 2014, p. 177).
Stone, D. & Heen, S. (2014). Thanks for the feedback: The Science and art of receiving feedback well. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
- For definitions of Hapless, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Feeling hapless over upcoming deadlines or looming paper revisions? Consider consulting the library’s Research Starter or asking a librarian for help!