The notion of incongruity derives from the Latin word incongruity. The term allows reference to the absence of congruence (logic, coherence).
For example: "The incongruity of the referee was notorious: in the same situation, sometimes he sanctioned a fault and sometimes he did not charge anything", "That the candidate for mayor has never lived in the city is an incongruity", “I got tired of your inconsistencies: you always borrow money because you say you don't have to eat and yet you spend it in bars and parties”.
An incongruity is recorded, therefore, when there is no concordance or conformity between two or more elements that should be harmonic or have the same sense . The existence of an incongruity marks a dissociation or foolishness.
Suppose a man presents himself as communist militant and says he would like to overthrow the capitalist system. However, you have an account in a Bank international, makes investments in the bag and has four properties that you rent to live on the rent. It can be said, therefore, that there is a incongruity between what he says and what this subject does: a communist should be against big capitals.
The World Health Organization (WHO ), on the other hand, called gender incongruity to transsexuality . For a long time, transsexuality was considered a disorder, although then the WHO He went on to describe it as a condition related to sexual health. Some associations that defend the rights of transsexuals, however, argue that the concept of gender incongruity is stigmatizing.