Via the always-interesting Alice, it appears Microsoft have added 'Humour' (or rather 'humor') to their set of professional development competencies
Rather worryingly, I'm not sure I even qualify for a 'Basic' level of 'humor' ("Is conscientious about timing and setting for humor"? Erm, define 'conscientious'....) Certainly the 'Overdoing Humor' section is worryingly familiar:
May disrupt group process with untimely or inappropriate humor.
Yes. We call those 'script meetings'
May use humor to deflect real issues and problems
But if we addressed real issues and problems, there would be deaths, or worse: raised voices.
May use humor to criticize others and veil an attack.
Well you can't go criticizing people openly, they might notice.
May use humor to deliver sarcasm or cynicism.
May be perceived as immature or lacking in appropriate seriousness.
His/her humor may be misinterpreted.
Actually this does happen.
So in conclusion: er, 'pissflaps' again.