Let’s talk about nervous laughter, because we’ve all been there. You’re in a meeting, at a wedding or at a funeral, and you’re supposed to be silent and respectful, and yet, all you can do is crack up uncontrollably. And then you can’t stop. This nervous laughter is a subconscious reaction to moments of stress or anxiety. It’s unintentional, but it also makes the situation more awkward, rather than reducing the uncomfortable vibe in the room. While many of us have experienced this laughter before, people who become easily stressed and lack self-esteem typically suffer nervous laughter more than the average person.