Disorganized? 15 Unlikely Traits That Actually Mean You’re Smart

featured-imageHow can you tell if someone is smart? Is it in the way they look? Or how they carry themselves? Do their grades in school matter? How can you really be sure?

Well, according to scientists, determining someone’s intelligence is much simpler than having them take an IQ test! Smart people tend to have very specific traits that allow them to think quickly and be more clever than others. In fact, there are about fifteen qualities that the smartest among us exhibit.

Curious as to whether or not you’re as smart as (or smarter than) you think? Keep reading to find out!

#15 A Bad Mouth

001--15-a-bad-mouth-506105A study published in the America Languages Journal found that people who swear often are far more likely to have a high IQ and a large vocabulary. In addition, they are more likely to be articulate and have a better grasp on their emotions! Who knew that having a bad mouth could have so many good benefits?

 

#14 You’re a Multitasker

002--14-you-re-a-multitasker-506119If you have a short attention span, this could be because you’re very smart! Researcher Tom Chesire has suggested that highly intelligent people tend to multitask because it helps their ever-spinning minds to calm down. Next time you catch yourself watching TV, writing an essay, and making a phone call all at the same time, remember that it’s because you have a high IQ!