Scientists have listed the unexpected signs of high intelligence

Ученые перечислили неожиданные признаки высокого интеллекта

Profanity, love of dark humor and cats − how to distinguish the owners of a high IQ and what there are nuances, said experts quoted by health info.

Perhaps you are not the most tidy worker, and the partner complains that you never go to bed together. But there is a chance that your intelligence is above average.

Test yourself − are there coincidences?

1. ARE YOU LEFT HANDED

In the world, sharpened for right-handers, left-handedness seems a dubious advantage. Left-handers have to use other scissors, to change the location of the mouse at the computer and to put up with the superstitions and prejudices.

However, held last year, the study found a significant relationship between the dominance of the left hand and progress in maths (although there is heavy dependence on age, sex and type of work).

2. YOU ARE NOT NEATNESS

Managers and office employees clean the table necessary as air: one lost document can turn into a headache for the entire company. But if your work involves new product development, graphic design or writing articles, littered the workplace can stimulate creativity.

Researchers from the University of Groningen came to the conclusion that the surrounding area significantly affects the nature of our thinking. For example, if we see that there is chaos, the brain unconsciously switches to sort the information, so the thinking becomes clearer.

3. YOU ARE A VIRTUOSO SWEARING

Those who are used to spice the speech strong language, are often considered narrow-minded people. But psychologists have found that knowledge of swear words and the ability to use them, plus more. The subjects with the highest IQ and the biggest vocabulary I remembered most swear words per minute.

“We judge a person’s intelligence by how he speaks, write Christine and Timothy Jay, psychology Massachusetts College of art. But it’s not always that judgment accurately. The use of taboo vocabulary is associated with a whole bunch of negative characteristics: lack of education, poor self-control, aggressiveness. It is not always so.”

4. YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE LAUGH

“Between sense of humor and high intelligence close relationship,” explains Jill Greengross, a psychologist at the University of Aberystwyth. She and her colleagues found that the strongest relationship with verbal intelligence, because the humor is based on verbal paradoxes.

“Humor is not casually considered sexually attractive, – says the psychologist. – It signals that the speaker is resourceful, able to think outside the box and treat problems philosophically”.

5. YOU ARE A “NIGHT OWL”

Despite the fact that because of the violation of the biological rhythms of nocturnal habits may adversely affect health, studies show that compared to “them” the “owls” longer retain concentration and get tired slower. In addition, on average they earn more and occupy higher positions.

6. YOU LIKE BLACK HUMOR

Morgue. Identification of the body. The surgeon lifts the sheet. Woman: “Yes, it was my husband. By the way, what kind of powder you wash the sheets? So white!”

This anecdote is not like everything. However, the study showed Australian psychologists, the fans of such humor show in average a higher (compared to other) level of intelligence.

Where this relationship is not completely clear. It can be explained by the fact that during the “decoding” jokes we use complex cognitive processes. However, whatever the level of intelligence, bad mood reduces the ability to understand black humor, as usual.

7. YOU TEND TO WORRY OFTEN

Consolation for those who see a future of endless problems: at least, their intelligence is sufficiently developed to find a solution. Psychologists from Lakescape University (Canada) found that those who are constantly lost in mind negative situations from the past or worried about the future, received high scores in the test of verbal intelligence.

However, the same study revealed that showed nonverbal intelligence (social and emotional) these people reduced. Probably, it is better to choose the role of a counselor or analyst.

8. YOU SELF-CRITICAL

The phenomenon known as the effect of Dunning-Kruger: the less competent and intelligent people tend to exaggerate the extent of their understanding of problems (as well as the level of development of their mental faculties, in principle), while experts and intellectuals, by contrast, are more likely to doubt myself. However, this said even the Socrates: I know that I know nothing.

9. YOU LIKE CATS

The dispute between cat people and dog people point out first: study 2014 clearly showed that cat lovers think more openly and have a delicate taste. In turn, those who prefer dogs, more energetic and easy going.

10. YOU ARE THE ELDEST CHILD IN THE FAMILY

Higher IQ is not only the firstborn, but in General the older children. Professor Petter Kristensen at the National Institute of occupational health in Oslo believes that this relationship is due to social rather than biological reasons. Senior usually has to be more focused and responsible. It probably affects their attitude to learning.

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