Can you take a joke? learn to laugh at yourself, it is not that serious. Can you be useful? Go the extra mile when it is least expected. Can you at least be amusing? Is there something worthwhile about you? Can you tolerate a little bit of irritation? are you reliable? having a thick skin means you can take it, and not just the random joking insults. To have a thick skin, you have to learn to take criticism with good grace. when someone criticizes you, it is a test to see just how much can you take, the easiest way is create a come back to counter the criticism and you will be respected for that. Have a sense of humor, it is a good thing to arm yourself with because sometimes you just do not have anything other than that. Be able to laugh at yourself while alone and when with others, if people make fun of you, laugh with them, allow them. If you are going to face threat and you face it voluntarily, your body activates itself for exploration and mastery. And in this way, you stay on top of things.
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