gullibility - tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived.
i am afraid that i can concede, after many years of fierce defense on my part, that i am - at times (i will allow only that) - gullible. it has come to my attention, in my current context of working in a male-heavy Industrial Arts staffroom, that i fall for jokes far too easy. or even at my wednesday night sanctuary of glass workshop, i am becoming more prone to falling.
can i interject!? when did this happen? the proud Berlach that amy is, considers herself a fairly knowledgeable soul, never predisposed to folly or the jokes of others. it is a humbling realisation.
it is enjoyable, to laugh with people, even if yours truly is the butt. i'm beginning to enjoy it and am trying to grow stronger in accepting such jocularity and jest. and besides, these folks i'm surrounded by are pretty darn hilarious! we play jokes on one another frequently and i try to have something ready for them as they walk in the door at the beginning of the day. it keeps the load lighter...