A new study shows there might be a connection between swearing and honesty. Does having a foul mouth mean you’re more trustworthy?
Study finds links between swearing and honesty
“It’s long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest. Writing in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science a team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong report that people who use profanity are less likely to be associated with lying and deception.”
A ‘Dirty Mouth’ May Be A Sign Of Integrity; Study Associates Swearing With Increased Honesty
“Swearing may be considered impolite and vulgar, but a new two-part study has revealed a more gracious attribute for those with an off-color vocabulary: Honesty. According to the research, people are more likely to swear as a way to express themselves, rather than cause harm to others, and the more an individual swears, the more honest they are likely to be.”
People who swear more are more honest, new psychology study finds
“For those who are frequently told off for littering their vocabulary with swear words, perhaps a new defence might work: “I was just being honest.” Researchers from the University of Cambridge, Maastricht University, Hong Kong university and Stanford found that those who swear more are more likely to be honest people.”
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Written by: Sophie Bakoledis