Great news, everyone: if you love to hang out at home naked, it might be because you’re intelligent.
OK, so maybe it’s a little more complex than that. Before you go around telling everyone you’re a genius because your favorite way to spend the day is sans pants, you should probably take a look at the study, which uses the Big Five personality scale.
If you’ve never heard of the Big Five before, it’s a scale that breaks a person’s personality into five categories: extraversion, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness to experience (or intelligence), and agreeableness
The paper, by Benjamin P. Chapman and Lewis R. Goldberg, explores these facets of a person’s personalities and what they mean on a day-to-day basis. What are the daily habits of someone who’s neurotic? How do people who are high in conscientiousness react in certain situations? Are there correlations between intelligence and certain preferences?
It turns out that yes, there are. People high in agreeableness were more likely to sing in the shower, people high in conscientiousness were less likely to eat something spicy for breakfast, people high in extraversion were more likely to talk on the phone while driving and, yes, people high in intelligence were more likely to lounge around the house without clothes.
So next time someone tries to judge you for spending the day in your birthday suit, just remember: you’re probably smarter than them, anyway.