I like to think I keep my apartment clean-ish; look, my girlfriend probably won’t agree but fuck it. Another thing she doesn’t agree with me on is the time I retreat to bed. I honestly cannot go to sleep earlier than midnight (she is in bed by 10 pm) and when I do, I lie awake annoying the heck out of her because of all my tossing and turning. Also, when I do try to get to sleep earlier, I wake up more miserable and a lot more tired the next day. Five or six hours’ sleep is my peak, unless it’s the weekend. Am I some sort of freak? Or am I just super-intelligent?!

I recently came across an article entitled Intelligent people tend to be messy, stay awake longer, and swear more – probably while trawling the internet after 10pm one night. It’s good to know there’s a reason behind my behaviour! I mean who am I to go against scientific research?

Apparently I am not alone on the late night thing. Other greats like Barack Obama, Winston Churchill and Charles Darwin, to name a few, are well-known for their nocturnal activities. If you want the scientific explanation, read this article on circadian rhythms and intelligence.

So I’m not super tidy and I prefer to stay awake late. But scientists also reckon people who vloek more (like in my opening line) tend to have a higher IQ than those who don’t.

“The study concludes that a rich vocabulary of swear words is a sign of rhetorical strength, rather than the attempt to hide verbal deficits.”

So, which of the three habits depicts you more: late nights, swearing or messiness? If none of the above, then perhaps you are the low IQ’d freak?! 🙂