If You Have THESE 3 Bad Habits, You Might Be Exceptionally Intelligent: Studies Say

Most of us take messiness and staying up late as signs of failure and bad manners. A lot of people also swear a lot and that can hamper social relationships.

Although considered as unhealthy, most of these character traits can actually reveal the true talent of an individual, or so the research proves.

1)   Staying up Late

  • In an article written in Psychology Today, humans, it is believed, have the ability to hold back their biological clock and alter the rhythms accordingly. This is called as the Circadian rhythm and it advises you on when to go to sleep and when to wake up. This actually emphasizes the fact that people can choose from being night owls or morning people depending on the circumstances. 


  • In a similar article, it was claimed that intelligent children are more nocturnal and less orderly. So staying up late may be bad for your heart but good for your social intelligence! 


  • In “Study Magazine,” Satoshi Kanazawa, a psychologist at the London School Of Economics And Political Science, reported that IQ average and sleeping patterns are most definitely related, proving that those who play under the moon are, indeed, more intelligent human beings. 


  • Bedtimes and wake-up times for Americans in their 20s by IQ.Very Dull (IQ < 75)
    Weekday: 11:41 pm -7:20 am
    Weekend: 12:35 am -10:09 pm
    Normal (90 < IQ < 110)
    Weekday: 12:10 am -7:32 am

    Weekend: 1:13 am -10:14 am
    Very Bright (IQ > 125)
    Weekday: 12:29 am -7:52 am

    Weekend: 1:44 am -11:07 am


  • Those with IQs less than 75 went to bed by 11:30 pm on weeknights in early adulthood, whereas those with IQs over 125 went to bed around after 12:30 am. This is no coincidence.


  • The data supports the notion that all night owls feel: the only real time for living is after everyone’s gone to bed.


2) Swearing A Lot

Another study published in Huffington Post proves that people who swear have a vaster vocabulary.

Participants in the age group of 18- 22 years were asked to name taboo words with limited time and were asked to name animals the similar way.

The results showed that the ones that swore more had a better vocabulary.

It was also seen that the effect of swearing can relieve pain and stress that is both mental and physical.


3) Unorganized and Messy Living

  • A psychologist at the University of Minnesota found that people had messy rooms and have creative thoughts. Creative thoughts don’t necessarily mean you become a word nerd, but meant you could think out of the box! Thinking unconventionally may mean a lot of things to different people at different times. Einstein also suggested that a cluttered desk can be a sign of cluttered mind so what does an empty desk mean? 


  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich had commented, “Well-behaved women seldom make history!”  The fact remains that this can be extended to men as well. New studies show that messy people are intelligent. It, therefore, can be safely said; a well-behaved person may hold a good reputation in public but may not be able to tide over inimical situations well! 


  • Psychologist Kathleen Vohs says: ‘Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights’ 


  • Disorganized spaces are seen as creative fuel and a greater ability to focus on highly intelligent types (most famously: Albert Einstein who was well-known to be messy).


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  1. Sorry, but number 2 is hogwash–what can one expect from the Huffington Post? The person with a poor vocabulary has trouble articulating in an argument and falls back on foul language because it takes very little brain work to spit out expletives. Unable to offer fully thought out rebuttals, a person who lacks intelligence will fall back on what comes easy; foul language, hoping to win the argument through sheer will or force and not logic or facts. An intelligent person rarely has that trouble. The other two answers, I have read before. Although not entirely convinced of their validity, I believe they could be at least somewhat true.

  2. Here’s three vague and general things that will inevitably apply to everyone, so people who click the link will feel “exceptionally intelligent” and share our bullshit so that even more people repeat the process, driving up our web traffic and make us money. Here’s a hint: “Exceptionally intelligent” people do not need a 3 item checklist to determine if they are. They are painfully aware of their intelligence in an increasingly stupid world.