If you have been the perpetual back-bencher in your school days and are often pushed out of conversations because you simply aren’t smart enough, this article is just about perfect for you. IQ or Intelligence is perhaps one thing that we all believe is encoded in our DNA and there is little we can do about it. Yes, there are many self-help books on the subject but few have turned dumbassess into the intelligent type. However, there are some innocent-looking things that actually make people smarter and if you could develop these traits, your intelligence quotient might just get boosted!
1. Being Grizzly
I am not talking about behaving like a grizzly bear. This is about having body hair. A few studies indicate that people, more specifically men, who have more hair, are more likely to complete their graduate degrees or find better jobs. To be more precise, greater the amount of chest hair, greater the chances of the male student graduating! However, this theory has one huge argument against it—ME!! I have more than average amount of body hair and to be honest, I cannot be considered intelligent. Do you seriously believe that if I had a rocketing IQ, I would be Googling the meaning of half the words I use? There is another hole in this theory—it doesn’t address womankind. Now, only if chest hair could be replaced by breasts for applying this logic to women!
2. Being a Lefty
Our brain can be divided into two, major halves with one portion being more dominant. This dominance is responsible for us being predominantly right or left handed. Research has shown that left-handed folks generally perform better in IQ tests. They also make better managers and tend to have a better sense of humour. Ever tried writing with your left hand and failed? Maybe, it is time to pursue this activity with some serious dedication.
3. Being Weird
Yes! You are reading this right. There is a direct connection between Eccentricity and Intelligence. Just have a look at the biggest discoverers and scientists and a realization will dawn upon you—these people just look odd. A good example being Einstein. Thanks to him, we understand this world a lot more but you have to confess the guy looked like a discarded alien. He just couldn’t be the most happening guy in his college or at the workplace, i.e. assuming somebody actually did hire a man with a hairstyle so intimidating. So, if you have been mocked for being different, strange or showcasing classical signs of suffering from some mental disorder, just announce that these are symptoms of smartness!
4. Being Gay
Thanks to the billions of cash that are smoked for research studies that don’t feed the dying and hungry, some proof has surfaced that being homosexual and being intelligent have some kind of connection. In fact, if you are homosexual and you tend to date a lot, chances are that you are naturally intelligent! Going by this theory, we are also provided a different take on why the society is sometimes intolerant of gay people. It is not about being different or liking people from the same sex. It is about not liking LGBTs just because they are more likely to be smarter! So, if the homosexual vibe inside you has been waiting to “break free”, let it out and get a bigger IQ too!
5. Being Chocolaty
We always knew there is a direct link between feeling happy and devouring boxes of Snickers. However, a correlation has also been proven between being happier and intelligence. Now, it has been proven, to some extent, that countries where the chocolate consumption was higher produced a greater number of Nobel winners! Can you imagine the effect this fact would have on the advertising industry or if the chocolate manufacturers were reading this?
6. Being Firstborn
This theory has a serious follower in ME. I am the first born in the family and my sister is a good three to four light years behind me in terms of intelligence(well i like to think so hahaha). Scientists suggest that the firstborns have a natural tendency to be born smarter. What this also means is that if you have elder siblings, your parents pretty much decided your propensity to be born dumb, right in the womb. What can you do about it? Hmmmmmm…very little actually. I have a solution you might want to try though its efficiency hasn’t been proven yet. If you kill/eliminate your elder siblings, it makes you the first child. Does it work? God knows, you try this one and let me know!