I came across the following article that I found to be very true and very refreshing... This one comes from the Blacklisted News website, at www.blacklistednews.com, and is entitled: "Multiple Studies Confirm People Who Swear Often, Stay Up Late, And Are Messy - Have High IQ's.... I found the information here reflects much of what I am all about, and I have it right here for everyone to see for themselves... I have my own thoughts and comments to follow:
Multiple Studies Confirm People Who Swear Often, Stay Up Late, and are Messy — Have High IQ’s
Popular mythology frequently equates swearing with low intelligence, limited vocabulary, and lower social status. But a study by psychologists Kristin Jay of Marist College and Timothy Jay of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and published in the journal Language Sciences dispels those stereotypes.
Fluency in “taboo words,” they found, parallels fluency in mundane, neutral words — in fact, a billowing vocabulary of curses and slurs indicates a larger vocabulary overall. Those who swear abundantly generally tend to be more eloquent — “fluency is fluency,” the scientists found.
“A voluminous taboo lexicon may better be considered an indicator of healthy verbal abilities rather than a cover for their deficiencies,” the researchers wrote. “People who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn to use slurs appropriately. The ability to make nuanced distinctions indicates the presence of more rather than less linguistic knowledge, as implied by the POV [Poverty of Vocabulary] view.”
In other words, swearing is in no way indicative of a limited vocabulary, lack of intelligence, or hollow filler when someone can’t find anything better to say.
“The finding goes against some prior research and much popular thinking that sees cursing as a defect,” the Washington Post explained. “Researchers and authors have argued that people who curse a lot are lazy, have a more limited vocabulary, and lack education and self-control.”
Further, people who could rattle off the most swear words in one minute tended to score higher on IQ tests. They also evidenced a trait that’s become somewhat of a rarity in recent times — swearers don’t really give a shit whom they offend — which, whether or not you believe that to be a sign of strength, certainly indicates a freeing level of independence.
Going against that internal, biological clock — the one which, prior to the modern advent of electricity, made humans diurnal creatures — also indicates heightened intelligence. Night owls tend to be smarter people.
If you stay up late, fighting the circadian rhythm, you probably have a higher IQ.
Evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Satoshi Kanazawa, explained in Psychology Today that “more intelligent children grow up to be more nocturnal as adults than less intelligent children.”
A study of young Americans found those with higher IQs tended to go to bed later on weekdays and weekends than their less intelligent counterparts — sleeping patterns and IQ averages are absolutely related, Kanazawa said.
Average brains have been conditioned evolutionarily speaking with wakeful hours in accordance with daylight, whereas inquisitive, intellectual minds seek to defy that natural rhythm.
Night owls generally accomplish more simply by being awake for longer periods.
That messy desk — likely the adulthood manifestation of a messy room your parents so despised — can actually spur creativity and innovation.
On the other hand, people who operate in an ordered, tidy environment tend toward convention and conformity — they play it safe.
As Kathleen Vohs, a psychological scientist with the University of Minnesota, discovered, highly creative people don’t have ordered living or working environments — and it’s a combination that fuels creative thinking and problem solving. Though the more ordered among us — where every object not only has a home but resides there — tend to view the messier folks as slovenly or unorganized, it’s the slobs who actually produce innovative solutions to problems at a far higher rate.
These unfastidious non-conformists came up with 28 percent more creative ideas than their meticulous counterparts with immaculate environs.
“Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights,” Vohs found after conducting a series of experiments. “Orderly environments, in contrast, encourage convention and playing it safe.”
So, if you swear like a sailor late into the night from behind a cluttered desk, fear not — your intelligence speaks for itself.
NTS Notes: YES, this article is exactly what I can relate to......
Many people who know me personally know that I am absolutely NOT a "neat freak"... You should see my computer den at home and my office laptop space with papers and crap piled up near by!....And yes, I do swear and cuss a lot at times. My better half finds it so annoying and says that it shows me to be a bit "uncouth" at times, but I beg to differ..... And I tend to absolutely stay up way too late at night spending too much time surfing and reading alternative news online, and finding myself going to work in the morning ith a severe caffeine addiction!
Yes, apparently there are many of us that reflect exactly what these findings show.... But to say that a lot of people have high IQ's considering how gullible most people are, and that they lack common sense and are not critical thinkers? I guess that is another matter.....
And for those who say I am always putting out articles that contain only "doom and gloom".... Take that!
More to come