Studies Show That If You’re Messy and Swear a Lot, You’re Smarter


Last Updated on 2023-03-28 , 5:13 pm

We’re sure you are guilty of them, or at least know someone like that.

Messy and unorganized, and perhaps swear a lot as well.

Turns out, someone like this is smart.

While this may seem like it makes utterly no sense, studies have shown that these people are, in fact, more intelligent.

You don’t have to be depressed over your colleagues laughing at your messy and untidy desk again, because it’s proven that you are a smarter person and also something else!

Here’s what it means if you’re that someone.


You’re creative

If you’re the kind who has a crowded workspace, stacked with piles of files and papers or notepads with scribbling and doodles, you can very well be a creative person.

This type of workplace can encourage creative thinking, since the “clean freaks” would be in fact be generous and more prone to practising healthy living and thinking conventionally.

The study that was carried out on a number of participants asked to complete tasks in either a clean or messy environment. They were asked if they would like to give money to charity and if they preferred an apple or chocolate bar.

The outcome showed that work produced in the messy room was far more creative than the ones produced in the clean and neat room.

It was found out that “Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights.” Those in the clean room were also more inclined to donate and take the apple.

You’re smarter if you swear

If you think that someone who swears like a trooper might be shallow or dumb, it’s good to know that you’re wrong. They don’t swear simply because they can’t find the words to describe.

Instead they do so because they have the right vocabulary to find the vulgar phrases they’re looking for (I know, WTF, right?).

Researchers proved that people who swear performed better in other parts of their vocabulary as compared to people who don’t.

Results from research found out that volunteers who could produce the greatest quantity of swear words could also produce the most words in other categories. Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content.

These taboo words may also be considered an indicator of healthy verbal abilities, and according to science, the more curses you know the more words you know (okay, really WTF).

You’re smarter if you’re a night owl

Multiple studies confirm that people who swear often, stay up late and are messy have high IQs. So if you have all three, you’re probably really a smart person!

Going against your internal biological clock indicates heightened intelligence. Night owls are often smarter people. Even though it is hard to justify your late sleeping as being highly intelligent, those who deviate from the normal sleep schedule are considered more intelligent.

Those who create new evolutionary patterns are the most progressive as compared to those who stick to the normal patterns. Late workers were more leisurely and less busy while the early risers would feel more anger and less energy at the end of the day.

Of course, we’re not suggesting you to have a messy table, swear often and sleep late.


Just that, you know, you now have an excuse #justsaying

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