Intelligent people are more likely to swear, study finds

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Intelligent people are more likely to swear, scientists have claimed.

Researchers at the University of Rochester in the US found that those with higher intellects were more likely to blurt out profanities, as well as eat spicy breakfasts and walk around their home naked.

The study quizzed 1,000 people over how often they performed 400 typical behaviours in order to explore different personality types.

Extroverts, for example, were found to gamble, tell lewd jokes and drive faster than 75mph.

People seen as kind were more likely to sing in the shower and attempt to help others, according to the study published in the Personality and Individual Differences journal.

A previous study found that swearing out loud before working out can boost muscle strength and stamina.

Researchers at the University of Keele found people enjoyed significant performance boosts if they used foul language before taking exercise.

Meanwhile, a recent survey found that sustomer service staff are more likely to be sworn at by men.

Messaging software firm Liveperson examined 38 million live chats with US-based consumers across more than 500 brands to analyse customer trends for swearing and politeness.

Men swore 16.5 per cent more often than women in their chats. They were also more likely to use “hard” swearwords such as “f***” and “s***”.


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