A study was done recently has found that swearing is a sign of intelligence despite the societal stereotype of those who curse being ignorant. The people who are always messier and like to stay up late are having higher IQ.
For like years, most people have maintained that the people who use limited vocabulary are using the swear words. But according to psychologists Kristin Jay of Marist College and Timothy Jay of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts this is incorrect. They found that the people who were more fluent in ;taboo words are more likely to fluent in mundane, neutral words proving that they have 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.”
Another study found that the people who were more nocturnal than others were also more intelligent. The study revealed 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.
Another study done at the University of Minnesota found that the messy desks of geniuses are actually shows the quality of intelligence. “Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights. Orderly environments, in contrast, encourage convention and playing it safe.”
Our society believes that staying up late, swearing and messiness are linked with laziness and stupidity. But, studies are revealing now that these three assumptions are wrong. You are more than likely a genius if you enjoy your curse words, being a night owl, or having a messy environment, so don’t be afraid.
Just see this video below which links swearing to honesty if you are a potty mouth.