For many of us, it goes without saying that you should keep things neat and tidy. But just as many people think that getting things organized and structured is easier said than done.
But now all messy people can breathe easily – it turns out that being disorganized is a sign of high intelligence, according to a new study.
In many people’s homes, everything is neat and tidy, clothes lie properly folded in the closet, carefully sorted by color.
But in other people’s homes, shirts hang haphazardly on the back of chairs, and dust is gathering under the couch. We’re all different, and thank God for that. But according to a new study, how structured and organized you are is linked to your intelligence.
The study showed that messy people have a higher IQ than people who keep things neat and organized.
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.”
Night owls are more intelligent
The study also concluded that people who like to stay up late also have a higher IQ and those who prefer going to bed earlier.
Not only that, but the same study also found that people who curse a lot are smarter than those who don’t. You often hear the claim 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.
The result showed that people who could name the most swear words within a minute also score higher on IQ tests. The study concludes that a rich vocabulary of swear words is a sign of rhetorical strength.
So the next time someone complains about you being messy or swearing a lot, take comfort in the thought that you’re probably smarter than most others! Press the share button to tell your messy friends about these great news!