You could do worse than picking your friends by their laughs. Not that someone’s laugh reveals whether they’re a good person or a bad person, but it’s a pretty great indicator of if you’d enjoy spending time with them. A good laugh is lovely and musical. An annoying laugh pries open your skull and grates your brain into fine shreds, plucking and discarding every last nerve, driving you more and more toward madness with every hyena-like cackle. A person with a laugh like that is bad for the world.
This is Roger Goodell’s laugh: