I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.~ Winston Churchill to Lady Astor or Bessie BraddockA cruel wit is a tendency to deal out clever criticisms and hostile humor. It may be correlated with material success as a cruel wit is somewhat common amongst executives and other positions of authority.
In many cases, people who have a cruel wit view it as a bad habit. Wit, by definition, happens at high speed. As such, those with a cruel wit may find themselves saying things that they themselves find surprising or unfairly hostile. A cruel wit can be difficult to turn off and thus may damage personal relationships.
A tendency to deal out clever criticisms and hostile humor.
Potentially useful in an adversarial argument or debate.
May give certain people a fearsome leadership quality.
Often viewed as a bad habit by those who have it due to factors such as damaged relationships.Tends to generate enemies as people don't like being the subject of a joke.
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