Why High Intelligent People Are Messy

To be highly intelligent is a blessing , and a curse at the same time. The ones who are messier and like to stay up late are more likely to have a higher IQ. For ages, people have maintained that only those with a limited vocabulary are likely to use swear words.

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” — Albert Einstein

According to psychologists Kristin Jay of Marist College and Timothy Jay of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, those 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.

“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 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 individuals who were more nocturnal than others were also more likely to be intelligent. During the study, researchers discovered that people who had a childhood IQ of less than 75 would go to be around 23:42 on weeknights in early adulthood. On the other hand, those who had a childhood IQ over 125 would go to bed around 00:29.

In another study conducted at the University of Minnesota, researchers found that “a messy desk may confer its own benefits, promoting creative thinking and stimulating new ideas.”

“Prior work has found that a clean setting leads people to do good things: Not engage in crime, not litter, and show more generosity. We found, however, that you can get really valuable outcomes from being in a messy setting.

“Being in a messy room lead to something that firms, industries, and societies want more of: Creativity. Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights. Orderly environments, in contrast, encourage convention and playing it safe.”

Intelligent People Love to Swear. Believe it or not, swearing is a sign of intelligence. Swearing is linked to higher intelligence and a bigger vocabulary.


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