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Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby mothra » 18 Sep 2018, 21:27

Intelligent people tend to be messy, stay awake longer, and swear more

Were you annoyed as a kid, when your parents told you to clean your room, sent you to bed early and scolded you for cursing? There might be a reason for your behaviour.

Studies suggest, that it can be linked to an increase of your IQ.

Intelligent people use more curse words
You always hear, that people who swear have a “limited vocabulary”. But if you think about it, those who don't use any swear words are the ones who limit their own vocabulary, because they intentionally use fewer words than others.

In fact, there is a study deconstructing that myth about curse words. The result showed that people who could name the most swear words within a minute also tend to score higher on an IQ test. The study concludes that a rich vocabulary of swear words is a sign of rhetorical strength rather than the attempt to hide verbal deficits.

Intelligent people are night owls
Like to stay up late? This also could be a sign for intelligence. Scientific research has linked night owls with higher IQ scores for quite some time now. President Obama, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, Keith Richards and Elvis Presley are all famous for nocturnal activities. If you tend to go to sleep rather late, you're definitely in good company.

A messy desk and intelligence go hand in hand.
You swear a lot and stay awake late? Look, if you also tend to leave a bit of a mess behind, there's good news for you.

A study by the University of Minnesota suggests, that the messy desk of geniuses is actually linked to their intelligence. If you don't spend much time cleaning and organizing everything around you, your mind is obviously occupied with more important stuff.

The study went on to show that a messy enviroment led to a more creative workflow.

Psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs says: “Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights. Orderly environments, in contrast, encourage convention and playing it safe.”

This is a good day for all the swearing, messy night owls among you. Does any of this sound familiar?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/intelligent-people-tend-to-be-messy-stay-awake-longer-and-swear-more-a7174256.html?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1537249511
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby HBS Guy » 18 Sep 2018, 21:37

Yup.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby johnsmith » 19 Sep 2018, 00:21

mothra wrote:Intelligent people use more curse words


I must be a fucking genius. :c :c
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby pinkeye » 19 Sep 2018, 01:37

HUH you beat me to it. :buddy


This isn't actually all that new though. I commented on it some time back. .Couple of years at least.... I just don't do the refs. :roll

BUT IT IS TRUE.

I haven't read your ref by the way, because I don't need to. :bgrin

Also true is swearing, or cursing, or being foul-mouthed whatever.. also helps in times of need. A simple example... a person may be having trouble moving a heavy or awkward object. Failure gives way to swearing, which somehow enables the person to move said object. Its true. :bgrin

I think I can put those words together with the best, should I so choose. But mostly, on here..? I restrain myself, and save my power for my own personal benefit. :thumb

I have no moral view about swearing, even though I 'd never heard any until I came to Australia, as far as I remember. My Mum frowned on it.


A whole education in language awaited me.!! Marvellous... truly.. nothing wrong with it at all,, BUT I guess it depends on the ears listening to sort that out for themselves.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby HBS Guy » 19 Sep 2018, 03:25

So who is still up?

Besides me that it?


:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby johnsmith » 19 Sep 2018, 07:38

pinkeye wrote:lso true is swearing, or cursing, or being foul-mouthed whatever.. also helps in times of need. A simple example... a person may be having trouble moving a heavy or awkward object. Failure gives way to swearing, which somehow enables the person to move said object


that is the same concept used for centuries by martial artists when they yell 'kiah' as they punch to get more energy into the punch.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby Sprintcyclist » 19 Sep 2018, 08:24

People that swear are awful.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby johnsmith » 19 Sep 2018, 09:06

Sprintcyclist wrote:People that swear are awful.


fuck off :c
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby greggerypeccary » 19 Sep 2018, 09:57

I hardly sleep at all.

However, I'm very tidy.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby mothra » 19 Sep 2018, 10:42

greggerypeccary wrote:I hardly sleep at all.

However, I'm very tidy.


I'm the trifecta.

Suuuuuper clever.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby mothra » 19 Sep 2018, 10:44

Sprintcyclist wrote:People that swear are awful.


Yes but you and i have very different ideas about what constitutes an awful person.

I, unlike you, value compassion most highly as a quantifier of not being awful.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby Miranda » 19 Sep 2018, 12:57

So all of the super smart live in Elizabeth, Monk?
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby Miranda » 19 Sep 2018, 13:01

Miranda wrote:So all of the super smart live in Elizabeth, Monk?

Or any suburb with 'downs' in its name, yes?
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby HBS Guy » 19 Sep 2018, 13:32

ahahahahahaha!

I have no idea whether people in Elizabeth or “_Downs” suburbs stay up late and swear a lot.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby Miranda » 19 Sep 2018, 14:08

HBS Guy wrote:ahahahahahaha!

I have no idea whether people in Elizabeth or “_Downs” suburbs stay up late and swear a lot.


I was in Adelaide last week, visiting my brother. We had a bite to eat at Colonnade's... lots of swearing there... lots of poverty and drug junkies too
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby mothra » 19 Sep 2018, 14:31

What's with the Adelaide specificity, Miranda? Down to location. Interesting.

As to the study, surely you understand that it is not making the claim that if you swear, you are intelligent, yes? Or even if you swear and are a messy insomniac?

That's not how research papers work.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby johnsmith » 19 Sep 2018, 14:54

Miranda wrote: drug junkies too


what other sorts of Junkies are there?
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby pinkeye » 19 Sep 2018, 23:22

johnsmith wrote:
pinkeye wrote:lso true is swearing, or cursing, or being foul-mouthed whatever.. also helps in times of need. A simple example... a person may be having trouble moving a heavy or awkward object. Failure gives way to swearing, which somehow enables the person to move said object


that is the same concept used for centuries by martial artists when they yell 'kiah' as they punch to get more energy into the punch.

:bgrin

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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby pinkeye » 19 Sep 2018, 23:24

HBS Guy wrote:So who is still up?

Besides me that it?


:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl


I was. :jump

:bgrin But I don't spend all night on line.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby fisherman » 18 Oct 2018, 20:21

I agree with the first post.

A messy desk and intelligence go hand in hand.

Trump said that in a few interviews. Can be seen in YouTube. And I agree with that. My desk has always been an organised mess in the best moments. Or a mess. I just don't have time to constantly organise something. Why would I lose time. Some things and drawers are greatly neatly put together and in line but my desk is what I use all day.

Don't get insulted by this but I can't help but laugh it off when a see a desk without even a pen and that wanker says to me he works a lot and is a perfectionist.
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Re: Intelligent people are messy, stay up late, and swear

Postby pinkeye » 19 Oct 2018, 01:06

Yes Mothra provides us with much inspiration.

Perhaps the smartest person I know appears to operate in complete chaos, but she always finds her invoice.
She doesn't swear very much, unlike myself.
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