New research says intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and curse a lot
Even though a lot of people don't enjoy the use of curse words, it is said that the more you swear the smarter you actually are.
A recent study has found that swearing is a sign of intelligence. Furthermore, those who are messier and like to stay up late are also more likely to have a higher IQ.
Psychologists Kristin Jay of Marist College and Timothy Jay of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are the ones responsible for the recent study.
According to their research people who were more fluent in "taboo words" were more likely to be fluent in mundane, neutral words, meaning that they actually had a wider vocabulary than other people.
"A voluminous taboo lexicon may better be considered an indicator of healthy verbal abilities rather than a cover for their deficiencies," the researchers wrote.
"People who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn out to use slurs appropriately. The ability to make nuanced distinctions indicates the presence of more rather than less linguistic knowledge, as implied by the POV [Poverty of Vocabulary] view."
In another study, researchers discovered that later the time you go to bed was also correlated with being intelligent.
During the study, the team found that many people who had a childhood IQ of less than 75 would go to be around midnight on the weeknights in early adulthood. The kids with the higher IQ, over 125 would end up going to bed later at around 1AM.
A totally different study being done at the University of Minnesota found that the along with staying up late, and swearing, the messier you are the more intelligent you are more likely to you.
"Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights. Orderly environments, in contrast, encourage convention and playing it safe."
Staying awake later, using slang terms, and messiness use to be linked to laziness and stupidity. Thankfully now science and studies have proven that wrong.
So, if you enjoy your swears, and being awake really late, and have a messy room, don't worry. You have a higher IQ than most!
Watch this video which shows you swearing is also linked to honesty:
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