People Who Swear May Be More Honest, 2 studies confirm.
People Who Swear May Be More Honest Than Those With A Less Colorful Vocabulary.
Swearing may be considered impolite and vulgar, but a new two-part study has revealed a more gracious attribute for those with an off-color vocabulary: Honesty. According to the research, people are more likely to swear as a way to express themselves, rather than cause harm to others, and the more an individual swears, the more honest they are likely to be.
The researchers found that while liars are known to prefer third-person pronouns and negative words in their speech, honest individuals are more likely to use profanity. According to the researchers, that’s because swearing is often used to express one’s feelings, and people who do this more regularly portray themselves in a more honest light, Scientists reported.
Past research has suggested that swearing may also be a sign of increased intelligence. More at link.
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