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5 Bad Habits That Actually Show You Are Highly Intelligent, According To Science

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When most of us think of intelligence, we don’t often associate intelligence with bad habits. However, the intelligent can be much quirkier than most of us may realize.

Additionally, bad is subjective. So, while these ‘bad’ habits may seem bad to you, or to someone else, to the person who is engaging in the habit, on some level they are benefiting from it.

And intelligence isn’t a cut and dry characteristic. Intelligence can be measured in many different ways, and when it comes down to it, it’s difficult to define. Some people may view a highly successful businessman who has a perfect office as the epitome of intelligence, while a college student mastering in astronomy who eats nothing but Pringles and lives in chaos may be the epitome of intelligence to another.

With all of that in mind, here are 5 ‘bad’ habits that actually show you are highly intelligent.

1. Staying up late.

There’s a reason why movies show geniuses staying up into the late hours of the night – studies have shown intelligent people tend to align more with night owls than early birds. The reason for this has to do with our evolution. Once upon a time, our ancestors who had to travel during the night needed to be more intelligent, because they had to remain more diligent.

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