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Sat Aug 11, 2018, 10:41 PM

Angry People Think They're Smarter Than They Are


By Kimberly Hickok, Staff Writer | August 6, 2018 03:25pm ET

If you know someone who's generally ill-tempered, it might please you to know that they're probably not as smart as they think they are. That's because, unlike other negative emotions, anger seems to make people overconfident about their intelligence, a new study suggests.

"Anger differs significantly from other negative emotions, such as sadness, anxiety or depression," Marcin Zajenkowski, study author and psychologist at the University of Warsaw in Poland, told PsyPost.

Previous research has shown that anger is an unusual negative emotion in that it's often associated with positive traits, like optimism. But how anger affects perceived intelligence was unclear. Zajenkowski and his colleague suspected that angry people might be more likely to overestimate how smart they are. [9 DIY Ways to Improve Your Mental Health]

To test this, the researchers surveyed more than 520 undergraduate students attending schools in Warsaw. The students answered survey questions to gauge how easily and how often they get angry. Then, the students took a survey to assess their own intelligence before taking an objective intelligence test.

More:
https://www.livescience.com/63266-angry-people-overestimate-intelligence.html?utm_source=notification

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Judi Lynn Aug 2018 OP
CatMor Aug 2018 #1
True Dough Aug 2018 #2
keithbvadu2 Aug 2018 #4
lunasun Aug 2018 #3
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rusty quoin Aug 2018 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 10:48 PM

1. That explains trumps base.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 10:53 PM

2. THAT ARTICLE IS AN OUTRAGE!

I AM A CERTIFIED GENIUS!




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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 11:51 PM

4. Stay stable, my friend.

Stay stable, my friend.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 11:21 PM

3. How dare they say that ! As if they are anywhere near smart enough to recognize my

high intellect ! Pissing me off just reading this low IQ hit piece

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 12:03 AM

5. Alcohol can have the same effect

Smarter, better lover, better fighter, better dancer, all-around better in many ways.

Anger and alcohol enhance each other.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 03:09 AM

6. I think angry people are overestimated.

My whole life we have listened to them. We have said, but thatís not so, but we have given in to the angry guy.

Itís not so much today as in the past, when we were more of a group. There was no Rush or Fox News, so we were all a group which gave a special place to the angry authoritarian guy. We didnít have the language back then. He was our pal who spoke more strongly. We liked the friend.

But he has been wrong about everything. The angry guy has gone beyond anything I could have ever imagined, and he is now officially crazy.

I never changed much.

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