Everyday lectures on messy room, late night binge-watching on Netflix and swearing a lot among friends and family, is this all a part of you too? Well, it seems you are a genius!
Being put down for all these three things is every millennial’s story. However, little do their folks know, that these are all characteristics common to intelligent people! It's according to science and you can't argue with science!
Researchers at the University of Minnesota released a study that claimed people who generally can't be convinced to tidy up, are actually more creative- as a disorderly environment helps them to think about things in a different way. Also, it is such a blissful feeling when you can trace every item you want in your pile of mess!
Psychologists Kristin and Timothy Jay, who wrote the study, explained: "Unfortunately, when it comes to taboo language, it is a common assumption that people who swear frequently are lazy, do not have an adequate vocabulary, lack education, or simply cannot control themselves.”
"The overall finding of this set of studies, that taboo fluency is positively correlated with other measures of verbal fluency, undermines the POV [Poverty of Vocabulary] view of swearing. That is, a voluminous taboo lexicon may better be considered an indicator of healthy verbal abilities rather than a cover for their deficiencies.”
"Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn to use slurs appropriately."
So, you now have an answer to all the troublesome questions your family has to ask about your future! #thuglife
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