Summary - Messy, always late and swear like a sailor? It just means you’re super smart - The Guardian

in #behavior4 years ago

This article highlights several 'bad' habits and studies that shed light on their positive aspects:

  • Sleeping in late is associated with higher intelligence and earnings
  • Being messy may support creativity
  • Being late may be the result of obsessive thinking
  • Swearing may be an indicator of healthy verbal abilities
  • Watching trashy movies may indicate that you are a "well-educated cultural omnivore" that watches for ironic pleasure
  • Procrastinating may be a sign of perfectionism

Like all behavioral studies, their value is not easily determined - hinging on their interpretation/context, and whether they are reproducible.

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