When normal people hear the word "genius", it seems exceptional and is far from the reality of man. However, psychologists say that many geniuses have habits and quirks that are inherent to the townsfolk. Perhaps after reading this material, someone recognizes themselves or their loved ones in real genius.
1. Nikola Tesla
Being a night owl is not always bad. Although the doctors unanimously say that you need to sleep seven to eight hours every night, geniuses rarely stick to this rule. The famous inventor Nikola Tesla claimed that he slept only two hours a day and sometimes worked for 84 hours in a row. Historians say that Leonardo da Vinci used the so-called "dream of the Superman" (scientists call this phenomenon polyphasic sleep): he slept for 20 minutes every four hours.
The love for cats
2. Ernest Hemingway
It turns out that highly intelligent and creative people throughout history were cat lovers. For example, fluffy Pets adored Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse and Ernest Hemingway. Studies have shown that cat owners tend to have higher IQ and better education.
3. Mark TWAIN
Workshops or offices which, as a rule, more like a junkyard. A recent study of psychologists showed that a cluttered Desk can lead to more creative thinking (and sloppy workers are much more likely to choose new projects and tasks). For example, mark TWAIN was a known slob.
4. If someone tells the man that his handwriting is illegible, then it should be seen as a compliment. Studies have shown that gifted people are often terrible handwriting because their brain works faster than the hands.
Athletic body type
5. Pythagoras was a boxer
The stereotype of an athlete who can't put two words together, not always true. For example, Pythagoras was a boxer. And it's no accident that Ancient Greece was the birthplace of many philosophers and the Olympic games: the Greeks believed that athletic is a sign of a good leader. Aristotle also believed that sport or game is the closest to the "contemplation" because they are used for their own benefit and not as a means to achieve the goal.
Coffee in the morning
6. Benjamin Franklin
There is no doubt that Beethoven was a musical genius, but he had very specific requirements: he counted exactly 60 coffee beans for every Cup. Benjamin Franklin spent most of his free time in coffee shops, as Balzac described the dependence on coffee in their works.
The love of solitude
7. Jane Austen
Almost all geniuses are introverted, and some genuinely believed in what meaningful things can only be created in solitude. The writer Jane Austen deliberately put the door on a very squeaky hinges to it, no one could have come in suddenly and interrupt the creative process.
8. Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Some of the best ideas have come to great thinkers such as søren Kierkegaard and Charles Dickens, while walking. Kierkegaard then hurried home to write down their thoughts. Beethoven on walks he always carried with him a pencil and a Notepad. Tchaikovsky developed a habit of walking two hours every day and even believed that he is sick, if you miss one walk.
9. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Leonardo da Vinci, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Virginia Woolf and many other talented people was known to have recorded their thoughts and observations. French painter Eugene Delacroix once said about her diary: "I went back to keeping a diary after a long break. It's a way for me to calm that nervous excitement that's been bothering me for so long".
The love of music
10. Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci played several musical instruments and even invented his own. Galileo played the lute, and the music inspired him to create philosophical works.
The love of nature
11. Robert Frost
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Robert frost had a deep respect for the natural environment. Some of their best works were written in the solitude of the outdoors.