Tired of being judged for waking up late? Were you always hated for your habit of swearing? Well, it’s time to rejoice and be happy. It turns out that, according to studies, these bad habits are in the following 3 that prove that, in fact, you are… intelligent.

While waking up late, being messy, and swearing are characteristics that generally represent laziness, inactivity, and indecency, scientific studies show otherwise.

Studies now suggest that these “bad” habits are clearly linked to higher IQ. Being “guilty” for having all 3 is a sure sign that you are very intelligent. You want to know why?

3 bad habits that actually prove you’re smart

1. Wake up late

A study published in Psychology Today explains how virtually all animals go through a daily cycle of activity called the “circadian rhythm,” which helps you know when to fall asleep and when to wake up.

Humans have the special ability to override this rhythm only if they wish to, consciously and cognitively. This implies that humans can determine for themselves whether they want to be owls or morning larks.

An analysis of young Americans showed how less intelligent counterparts went to bed early and woke up early, while their more intelligent counterparts were nocturnal and woke up late in the morning. So staying up late means that you are brighter than the rest.

Also, the Barack Obama, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, Keith Richards and Elvis Presley had a habit of being night owls, could be an exceptional person in the making.

2. Cursing a lot

Cursing is often seen as a sign that the speaker lacks vocabulary, cannot express himself in a less offensive way, or even lacks intelligence.

A study by researchers at Marist College in New York challenges this stereotype by explaining how people who score higher on the IQ meter have a frequent habit of cursing . Indicate that when you do that, it is because you really have a bigger vocabulary than the rest.

The study further solves how cursing often reflects their greater rhetorical ability than the need of normal individuals to suppress verbal deficits. Cursing expresses the raw emotions of an individual, those that have not been filtered. Therefore, these individuals really reveal how they feel and are consequently more honest than those who do not.

Saying curses relieves emotional and physical stress and takes away the pain, which is why you often feel better after cursing in an unfortunate situation. So if you are a “dirty mouth”, there is news to celebrate and curse.

3. Have a messy room

psychologist at the University of Minnesota discovered that a cluttered room and intelligence go hand in hand . If you are not busy cleaning your room and organizing things, it could be because you are busy with more important tasks at hand.

A messy environment gives way to the overflow of creativity in people. So when you keep that pile of books on the floor and not on the book shelf, it’s because you’re thinking outside the box.

Kathleen Voghs, a psychological scientist associated messy environments with the breaking of the convention.

This mess allows you to nurture new ideas and really think outside the box, while the orderly environment sticks to conventional and traditional thinking.

“Everyone is born with an instinct for success and the ability to achieve it, but only those who think outside the box are successful.”

Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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