Common character of highly Brilliant people.

1. Intelligent people stay up late. Virtually every species
on the planet – from humans to single cell amoebas
to even the Bobbit worm – have a daily life cycle
called the circadian rhythm, which is regulated by
nerve cells called the suprachiasmatic nuclei in the
anterior hypothalamus. Bear with us now…Scientists
found that in most mammals the circadian rhythm is
regulated by a set of genes. However, we humans
have a unique ability in that we’re able to override our
body clock and disturb our circadian rhythm. Still with
us?
It means that for humans, our circadian rhythms are
not just down to genetics, which is why we can
determine things like when we wake up and go to bed
– whether we’re night owls or early birds get the
worm.
Psychology Today concludes – or at least, suggests –
that considering throughout the annals of time, our
ancestors based their circadian rhythm around the
natural light provided by the sun (as in today, they
would wake up just before dawn and rest just after
dusk in order to make the most of the daytime), one
could make a hypothesis that nocturnal activities are
a result of evolution, and thus, more intelligent folk
are the ones who break from the circadian rhythm
and go to bed later. Psychology Today actually ran a
study on young Americans and found that their data
backed up their hypothesis – that the kids with the
higher IQs went to bed later.
Something to think about next time you’re lying awake
way after your bedtime, anyway.
2. Intelligent people didn’t have sex as teenagers.
Honestly. This isn’t just something that people who
don’t get much sex tell themselves to feel better.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina
found that adolescents with an IQ lower than 70 or
higher than 110 are more likely to be
virgins.According to Penn State Collegiate, the study
was conducted by Mariah Mantsun Cheng, a research
associate, and J Richard Udry, professor of maternal
and child health and sociology, both from the
university. They discovered that 39.8 per cent of boys
with an average IQ score had already had sex,
compared with 29.9 per cent of boys with an IQ above
110.And according to their research, 100 is the magic
number, as an adolescent with this IQ score was 1.5
to 5 times more likely to have had sex than an
adolescent with an above average score of around
120-130.
3. Intelligent people don’t smoke cigarettes. This seems
like one to file away under ‘bleeding obvious’, but
there’s actual facts, figures and research to show that
smoking makes you dumber.The Sheba Medical
Center at the Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel
conducted a study of 20,000 young adults and found
that the heavier the smoker, the lower the IQ. And
those who smoked at least one packet of cigarettes a
day averaged seven and a half IQ points lower than
those who don’t smoke.The study also found that
brothers scored differently depending on whether or
not one of them smoked.
“It’s very clear that people with low IQs are the ones
who choose to smoke,” said Dr Mark Weiser, who led
the research. “It’s not just a matter of socioeconomic
status – if they are poor or have less education.”
It’s also been suggested that the results of this study
confirm a previously-held conviction that those with
lower IQs make poorer decisions regarding their
health in general.
4. Intelligent people are politically liberal. This isn’t
posturing or jumping on a soapbox to preach lefty
ideals, this is literally what was discovered in a study
called Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent ,
published in Social Psychology Quarterly by Satoshi
Kanazawa in 2010.The study found that The Savanna-
IQ Interaction Hypothesis, derived from the Savanna
Principle and the theory of the evolution of general
intelligence, suggests that the more intelligent you
are, the more likely you are to adopt values of
liberalism, atheism and, in men, sexual
exclusivity.However, the same study found that
general intelligence may have no effect on friendship
and family issues, like children and marriage, so while
you might be a super smart social justice warrior,
you’re possibly also cripplingly alone.
5. Intelligent people know what irony is. “An old man
turned 98, he won the lottery and died the next day.”
No, Alanis, that’s not irony, that’s just bad luck.”It’s a
black fly in your Chardonnay.” No, Alanis, that’s not
irony, that’s just unfortunate.”It’s a death row pardon
two minutes too late.” That’s not irony, Alanis, it’s
bad timing with fatal consequences and also causes
to launch a full-scale public inquiry into the clearly
glaring errors deeply rooted in the judicial system.