In a previous post, we looked at some of the signs that indicate intelligence (see it here). We’ve dug up 7 more signs that you may be smarter than you realise.
You attended music classes at some point
A group of psychologists at the University of Toronto conducted a research and found that children who took music classes (voice or keyboard) for at least 9 months had higher IQ levels than those who were in drama club or didn’t participate in any activities.
The study even suggested later on that intelligence was the main reason why these kids decided to pick up music in the first place. So if you loved playing the piano and singing as a child, your efforts were not in vain!
You were breastfed
If you were breastfed, then there is a high likelihood that you are smarter than you really think. Two studies conducted on over 3000 children showed that children who were breastfed scored about seven points higher on an IQ test. However, they all had a particular version of the FADS2 gene.
You worry a lot
Several studies suggest that smart people tend to worry a lot more and be more critical of things that might happen to them in the future. In one study, the researchers concluded that bright people tend to analyse the past structurally and pay attention to all the details.
So, if you find that you’re constantly stressed but also well-prepared for all the possible challenges you face, then you might just be a brainy individual.
According to one study, making people laugh may suggest that you are intelligent. In the study, 400 psychology students took intelligence tests that measured abstract reasoning abilities and verbal intelligence. Then the students were asked to come up with captions for different New Yorker cartoons and those captions were analysed by random people.
At the end of the study, smarter individuals were rated as funnier.
You talk to yourself
If you thought you were crazy because you love to talk to yourself, then you might want to have a rethink. According to a recent study, talking to yourself might be a sign of higher intelligence.
The study suggests that intelligent people talk to themselves to subconsciously boost brain power and improve focus.
You swear a lot
Weirdly enough, using swear words indicates that you might be smarter than you think. Prior to recent findings, it was commonly thought that people who used swear words were mostly uneducated people and didn’t have a wide vocabulary.
However, a study conducted by psychologists from Marist College suggests that people who swear a lot have a wider vocabulary than those who don’t and tend to be more educated.
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You are messy
Is your space always untidy? Then, you finally have an excuse. According to Kathleen Vos, a lead researcher at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, the messier you are, the more creative you tend to be.
In a study, the Kathleen and her team divided 48 participants into two groups. One group was asked to come up with new uses for ping pong balls. At the end of the study, the participants who were in messy rooms came up with more creative responses that those who were in tidy rooms.
Do any of these sound like you? Share with us in the comments!