Are you someone who finds peace in chaos, gets creative ideas at 2am in the night and has no filter when it comes to swearing? There might be a reason for why you behave like that. Recent studies show that these characteristics correspond to a higher IQ.
Intelligent people use more curse words
It is not because you have a limited vocabulary or high temper that you swear a lot but because you are more honest and straightforward which makes life easier and you can spend more time on important things. Human behavioral studies suggest that you can trust people who swear more as they mean what they say.
Another study deconstructing the myth about curse words shows that people who could list the most curse words within a minute tend to have a higher IQ score. The study concludes that a rich jargon of swear words is a sign of rhetorical command over speech rather than a trying to hide the lack of diction.
Intelligent people are night hawks
Are you at your creative best late in the night? This could mean high brainpower. Scientific research has linked night owls with higher IQ scores for quite some time now. President Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Napoleon Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley are all famous insomniacs. If you would rather choose to stay awake, work hard and accomplish success rather than dream about it, then you are already going in the right direction.
A messy desk means a sorted mind
You stay awake and swear a lot? Good! Is there also any physical clutter around you? It’s a great news.
A study by the University of Minnesota suggests that the messy desks of geniuses are actually linked to their intelligence. If you prioritize organizing your thoughts more than the physical space around you, it only suggests that your mind is preoccupied with more important stuff and your gray matter is filled with many creative ideas to draw from.
The study went on to show that a messy environment led to a more ingenious workflow.
Psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs says: “Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights. Orderly environments, in contrast, encourage convention and playing it safe.”
Looks like today is a good day for being messy, swearing and pulling all-nighters like a boss.
Does any of it makes you say, “That’s me!”? Then you are in luck!
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