It is often looked at by society that people who curse or swear are thought of as bad influences or have a limited vocabulary. Recent studies, however, suggest that it is a sign of intelligence, and swearing can be associated with higher levels of honesty and integrity.
Furthermore, people who tend to stay up late are showing higher signs of intelligence. Scientific research has linked night owls with higher IQ scores for quite some time. Barack Obama, Charles Darwin, and Winston Churchill are all famous for nocturnal activities. If you tend to stay up late, you’re in good company.
Another study done at the University of Minnesota found that a messy desk of a genius is actually a sign 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.”
Staying up late, swearing or being messy have always been associated in society with laziness, or stupidity. Now, science is proving this stereotype wrong. So if you find yourself a night owl, can be a bit of a potty mouth, or tend to be a little messier, you could be a genius.
If you swear like a sailor, watch this video that shows a link between honesty and swearing.
Hunter, John Stanley. “Intelligent people tend to be messy, stay awake longer, and swear more.” The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media, 05 Aug. 2016. Web. 28 July 2017.