Cursing, Being Messy, Staying Up Late? Experts Say My Teenager Is Apparently a Genius! by Christine Jones

Teens Opinion
6 years ago

Cursing, Being Messy, Staying Up Late? Experts Say My Teenager Is Apparently a Genius!

Parents of teens everywhere can rejoice: There's hope for teenagers yet! Have you seen the article that is flooding social media, Expert Says: Intelligent people go to bed late, leave a mess everywhere and use bad language? Just yesterday, I tweeted a photo of my son's clothes piled up ON TOP of his hamper begging the Twitter Universe to give me advice on how to get his clothes in the hamper. Now, maybe I shouldn't get so worked up. Apparently, it's a sign of intellect. Here's what the article says:

  • Clever people sometimes use bad language: Researchers asked a group of people to recall as many swear words as possible. The people who could remember the most had the highest IQ ratings out of everyone. My son definitely has a large repertoire of curse words!
  • Many talented and intelligent people habitually stay up late into the night: Research has linked night owls with higher IQ score. Yup, we have this covered as well. Every night is a fight for him to turn off his lights!
  • A messy desk and intelligence go hand in hand: This is my son's lucky day. Research at the University of Minnesota confirmed that the chaos on someone’s desk indicates that they’re not, in fact, just a messy person, but that their brain is focused on what really matters!

My take away? He's a genius!

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Elisa Schmitz
Thanks for making me feel better about this, Christine Jones!!
Kim Kusiciel
Then I guess I am a super-genius! LOL I am guessing that many of us are geniuses!!! -XOXO Christine Jones!
Kelli Porcaro
Haha Christine Jones! Well that's one way of reframing a messy room! :) love it!
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
That is my son in a nut shell! He's too smart for his own good! And all this time I just thought he was being lazy! Ha ha!

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