Our parents had always chided us when he swore. It has always been considered rude and inappropriate. The society stereotypes such people as uneducated and ill-mannered. But according to a recent study, people who swear turn out to be smarter.
People generally believe that the ones who swear do so because they are always in the dearth of words. They do not have sufficient vocabulary to express their opinions. Timothy Jay and Kristin Joy seem to disagree with the popular opinion. These psychologists have their views about it.
Their findings reveal that people who use such ‘taboo’ words seem to be fluent in neutral, mundane words. They know when, how, and where to use such words. The ability to make this distinction indicates the presence of more linguistic knowledge.
Another technology was used to examine tons of Facebook statuses to look out for people who frequently used swear words. The study revealed that such people were more likely to be truthful. This indicates that swearing means your intelligent and honest.
According to researchers, people who swear are more comfortable when it comes to expressing themselves. They are more genuine than someone who does not use such words.
Similar studies conducted can validate this fact. In criminal cases, the innocent suspects have a higher tendency to curse than the guilty ones. Swearing during a testimony adds to your credibility.
This means swearing isn’t a bad thing. The next time you see your friend using the ‘F’ word or saying something disgusting about you or anyone else, do not shun him down. Be good friends with him because he’s more likely, to be honest with you. If someone gets mad at you for using such words, tell them that you are honest and smart. Science has proved it, and you can proudly say it to anyone who denies this.
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