How a GSOH may just be a sign of a higher IQ

Yesterday on the tram I got caught laughing and chuckling out loud (chortle)

I was intrigued by a recent article on the link between humour & intelligence

Yes - funny people are allegedly smarter!!   ROFLOL šŸ¤£šŸ˜‚

Researchers recently discovered that funny people have higher IQs than their less funny peers. Apparently it takes both cognitive & emotional ability to process and produce humour and that funny people have higher verbal and non-verbal intelligence, plus they score lower in mood disturbance and aggressiveness.

Other benefits - funny people are -

  • Nice to be around

  • More self aware

  • More flexible & creative in our thinking and

  • Better at solving problems.

Laugher also boosts your working memory.

Feedback tells me Iā€™m a far better executive coach and public speaker when I remember to be funny and to laugh. Even though it seems counterintuitive.  But I'm more relaxed, more easily able to recall research and detail, and my stress response (when on stage) is far more manageable - ergo better result.

So instead of staying back late at the office

Maybe the smarter thing to do would be to head on out to see some comedy instead! 

You may just solve those complex business problems far more easily.

>> Your thoughts? Has laughter helped you be more successful? 

If you're interested in learning more, here's the article 

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