Hearing our friends curse for the first time was liberating when we were younger.
It freed us up to a totally different reality where we could put ourselves out there utilizing those equivalent “filthy” words that would make our mothers break out the extraordinary cleanser assuming they heard us utilizing them.
As we got older, our own desire to curse probably waned, but our friends did. I’m pretty sure we all have at least one friend who’s maintained their colorful vocabulary into adulthood.
Science shows that those people make the best friends.
One study claims that people who swear a lot are more likely to be of higher intelligence than the average person.
They were more likely to have a heightened vocabulary.
Mom tried to prevent us from making good friends by telling us to stay away from the kid who swore all the time.
Timothy Jay is a psychologist from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He’s the author of the study, “Why We Curse: A Neuro-Psycho-Social Theory of Speech.”
“Curse words have been only of brief passing interest to psychologist[s] and linguists,” he wrote. “The absence of research on emotional speech has produced theories of language that are polite but inaccurate. Curse words are words we are not supposed to say; hence, curse words themselves are powerful.”
He has a point. Sometimes swearing can make you feel good.
People who curse are more trustworthy and genuine according to a study by Jay and Janschewitz.
A study found a correlation between a person’s tendency to swear and their innocence. Isn’t that the kind of friend you want in your life, people who cuss more often were found to be more honest?
There is a study that claims our friends are less violent.
Adrianus Vingerhoets released a study. Those naughty words help us convey our emotional responses to certain topics according to a biopsychosocial perspective.
We can tell if we’re angry, sad, or frustrated without resorting to physical violence.
That’s not a bad quality to have in a bestie.
Jay and Janschewitz said that cursing is an essential element in understanding the link between what we say and how we behave.
Swearing doesn’t mean those individuals don’t have a lot of vocabulary. They like to get to the point quickly because the opposite is true.
There are a lot of studies that show people who are smarter, happier, healthier, calmer, and better at dealing with pain.
Make sure you keep those people in your life. Try to make your own speech better.