Each individual takes what they get in life, according to what they desire to make of their life. Subjective as it is, it is also part and parcel to the individual nature of the personality. What one sees as a joke may have meaning within the subtle variances of ones memories or the life experiences that touch values and judgments.

One person may not take your humor within the same subjective memories.
As a friend of mine used to say, "you knew the job was dangerous when you took it." Without being co-dependent an individual should have the freedom to express themselves with the ability to receive expression whether it is in agreement or opposition with objectivity. This would require one to step outside of the subjective box to allow for the objectivity of all points of view from differing points of subjective reference.
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but then I turned myself around!!