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15 Signs You Might Be A Genius, According To The News

And you thought worrying was a bad thing.

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1. Worried you might not be a genius? Turns out, that's a great start:

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"High scorers on neuroticism have a highly active imagination, which acts as a built-in threat generator," personality expert Adam Perkins, from King's College London,

told the Daily Mail.

2. Do you talk to yourself? Good news! You might be a genius!

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You're brain works better when you're talking to yourself. According to psychologists Gary Lupyan and Daniel Swingley, using verbal clues helps when searching for lost objects.


3. Can't stand your upstairs neighbors stomping around? That's because you're busy being a mother-effing genius:

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"The [Northwestern] study cites creative geniuses such as Charles Darwin, Anton Chekhov and novelist Marcel Proust, who notoriously wore ear-stoppers and lined his bedroom with cork to block out noise whilst he worked." — Saffron Alexander, Telegraph

4. Unemployed and ~loving it~?

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"The heart of the problem for geniuses -- people who are 9 or 10 at something -- are that they are probably a 2-3 in other areas." — Dave Logan, CBS News

5. Oh shit, where did you just put your phone? Doesn't matter, because YOU'RE A GENIUS:

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You can't focus because your ideas are battling one another. With that competition comes innovation. Innovation means is that a bird or a plastic bag? A bag. Weird-looking bag though. It feels humid outside. Is it supposed to rain? Oh crap, did I lock the front door? I think I did. Did I though?

7. Living a chill af life also makes you a damn genius:

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According to Jonah Lehrer, the author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, when you're relaxed, "that's when you turn your attention inward and maybe hear the voice that's been there, but you just haven't taken a moment to notice it."


8. First out of the vag and longest time spent on the nip? Genius alert:

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You're smart and rich. All thanks to those long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in the breast milk, which are important to brain growth and development. Thanks, mom!

10. Take lots of naps? That's gonna help make you a genius:

Hypnagogia is that state between dreaming and waking. Geniuses are known to frequent this state (via nap): think Salvador Dali and his melting clocks.

11. Lazy about fashion? NBD, you're a genius:

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Apparently sticking to a routine like wearing the same shirt every day can help you focus on more important issues. Unless you are a Kardashian. Then your important issues are fashion.


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