Science Says If You Stay Up Late And Love To Swear, You Are A GENIUS!

Does this mean that people will finally stop criticizing me for being so bloody antisocial and weird?

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What is the mark of a true genius? Solving impossible equations? Counting cards, Rain Man style? Beating chess grandmasters at the age of 6? Science seems to have found the answers, and it’s not what you think. Here are 9 things that might mean you’re a genius.

You like to use swear words

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A study published in the Language Sciences Journal found that people who are more articulate tend to also use a lot of swear words. So, the next time someone calls you a foul-mouthed brat, the appropriate response would be ‘thank you’.

You’re quite messy

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You don’t like to clean your room? Well, good news. That might actually mean that you’re more creative, at least according to the University of Minnesota. Surely it’s good to know that the next time your mom walks into your room scolding you for the mess, you have science on your side.

You hate chewing noises

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If hearing other people’s chewing drives you crazy, you might be a closeted genius. Around 20% of the population is highly sensitive to certain noises and researchers have found a strong link between that and creativity.

You like talking to yourself

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No, you are not a loony. Scientists have found that people who talk to themselves are better problem solvers than the people who don’t. Talking to yourself is a good way to increase your brain’s efficiency.

You’re an alcoholic

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No, not literally, but you do like the occasional strong drink. Drinking strong drinks and cocktails is a modern phenomenon, according to researchers, and smart people are the ones that tend to gravitate towards it.

You’re on your phone a lot

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Tom Cheshire recently stated in a Wire article that even though phones are a distraction, they serve a vital purpose in the development of one’s mind. No, playing Angry Birds on your phone doesn’t make you a genius, but using your phone as an information-gathering tool rather than a glorified PlayStation, does.

You’re nocturnal

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Staying up late at night, immersed in various activities, might mean that you’re a genius. The University of Madrid recently came out with a study that found that people who went to bed later scored better on inductive reasoning tests, which are a good indicator for one’s intelligence.

Expensive sex toys are your thing

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Researchers have found that students who attended England’s two most elite Universities, Oxford and Cambridge, used more expensive sex toys than their counterparts at other Universities.

You like to draw … on everything

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Doodles are your friend, it seems. Smart people have a tendency to doodle on everything, research has shown. Doodling helps with concentration and retaining new information, concepts and ideas. Use it wisely.

Fancy yourself a genius now? I sure do.