While intelligence take many forms, there are certain traits that almost all geniuses have in common.
Highly intelligent people are known to be highly adaptable, open-minded, passionately curious, and sensitive to other people’s experiences. They also know how to ask the right questions and tend to be skeptical.
However, a number of studies have confirmed that supersmart people also possess traits that may actually shock you.
Here are there surprising qualities that have been linked to high IQ.
1. Swearing a lot
Debunking the myth that people who use more curse words have a “limited vocabulary”, a 2015 study suggests that people who have a rich vocabulary of cuss words score higher on IQ tests.