Most of the time, we use swearing as a simple tool to express our feelings, whether they are positive or negative. However, the benefits of cursing do not end there, it is scientifically proven that it is good for us and we should make the most of it.
We are fully in favor of beneficial oaths, where applicable, so we’d like to show you why they’re good for us and what you get out of them.
It May Be A Sign Of Intelligence
According to this study, swearing can mean that you are smart. Participants were tasked with listing all the words beginning with F, A, or S that they could think of in one minute.
After that, they had an extra minute to think about the bad words that started with the same three letters.
The results of the study were that people who could think of more F, A, and S words also had more bad words.
It May Be A Sign Of Honesty
In a series of three studies, conducted in 2017, a positive link was found between profanity and honesty. They also revealed that people who cursed lied less interpersonally and had higher levels of integrity overall.
It May Improve Pain Tolerance
Several studies have shown that swearing can increase our tolerance for pain. This study suggests that people who put their hands in ice water and used those words were able to feel less pain and keep their hands in the water longer than people who did not use bad words.
Although this study suggests that people on bikes who had to ride against resistance had more power and strength when cussed than people who only used neutral words.
It Can Be Cathartic
The use of profanity allows us to express a wide range of emotions. It allows us to communicate our feelings quickly and effectively. And science confirms that it has a positive cathartic effect on us.
It Can Help You Bond With Co-workers
According to this study, swearing in the form of play in the workplace had positive effects on the atmosphere.
Forms of desecration were found to be used to express sympathy and solidarity, but also as a means to correct or mitigate complications related to rejected complaints or requests.
You swear? Have you experienced the benefits of using profanity mentioned in this article?