12 Surprising Signs That Show You’re Not Lazy but a Genius

 Do your lifestyle habits make you a procrastinator or do you possess the habits of a genius? You’ll be surprised to know that being a genius doesn’t mean you need to be prim and proper, neat and meticulous organized and a well-programmed robot. These 12 signs you’re a genius could appear crazy and weird to others but who cares.

You love reading

If you are someone who loves reading then it definitely means you are a genius. An intelligent person can never get enough of reading because it means a constant intake of information and knowledge. Be it browsing the web for information or reading a book, geniuses are always exercising an improving their brains. If your idea of relaxing is having coffee at a bookshop while pouring over titles, then you are definitely a genius.

 You are nocturnal and love staying up late

Among the signs, you’re a genius and according to science, humans have the unique ability to override their circadian rhythms (the daily cycle of activity). Humans can choose to be night owls or morning birds; however, humans, in general, are a day species as they lack nocturnal activities as a species. Ethnographic studies and have concluded that since there has ever been any evidence of humans possessing abilities to be a nocturnal species, hence, those who were of a nocturnal nature possessed a higher degree of intelligence than those who abided by normal sleep patterns. Hence, the saying “A Wise Owl”

 Talking and holding conversations with yourself

Have you ever had conversations with yourself? It invariably happens when your mind is preoccupied with a situation that you may be trying to analyze to derive a solution and then start thinking aloud. Sometimes you may be holding a conversation with someone in preparation of what to say to them especially if it involves a presentation or an interview.

According to psychologists, talking to yourself isn’t just a sign of sanity; it can even develop your brain and make you smarter. Talking to yourself helps you set goals, control temperament and avoid nasty situations by listening to your inner voice of control. In short, you’re a genius beyond doubt. You take advice only from yourself.

 Fewer friends

Lesser friends and a small social circle indicate an improved well-sorted life. It makes more sense to have a quality social life rather than be among a large group of people partying the night and forgetting who’s who the next day. Fewer friends help build a stable and meaningful relationship.

It also indicates an organized social life where you know exactly who your friends are and where to reach them at any given time.

 Still and Stagnant

You appear calm and off-handish to others but there is a lot of ideas running through that genius brain of yours. You aren’t a person who appears vibrant and energetic to others simply because all the energy is being utilized by your brain which is in active mode all the time.

Geniuses are usually those who may appear glassy-eyed and staring into thin air or daydreaming but it’s actually the opposite. While externally, you may not appear as smart or attentive, but there’s a lot going on in that brain of yours. That’s also why the saying “Deep in thought”

 You take your time

You take time because you want the task to be perfect. Have you ever observed colleagues in office who always appear to be rushing around as if super busy, agitated and hell-bent on completing a project well before time? Rushing anything except a 100-meter race is no good because there are bound to be mistaken.

You, on the other hand, will adopt a laid-back attitude, take your time and accomplish a task within a timeframe you set for yourself. Though it may seem that you’ve taken longer than expected, your work will invariably be top notch and perfect. At the end of the day, perfection is what matters most.

 You’re messy

A messy desk is always the sign of a productive genius. However, don’t confuse messy with dirty. Most geniuses will invariably want every literary resource and stationary at his or her fingertips which is why work desks, sofas and every place at home will be full of clutter consisting of literature, books, stationery and the like. Even a wardrobe may end up messy as such things aren’t given much importance.

Here’s what Albert Einstein said about a messy desk “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”  Being messy means you’re unconventional and break from tradition to do things. If you’re messy who cares, it also means you’re too busy exercising your brains and your creativity.

 Doodling

One of the biggest signs you’re a genius alright. When you start scribbling on even the smallest piece of paper in front of you, it means you have attention for detail. Said the famous designer Milton Glazer “When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive, and it’s that act of attention that allows you to really grasp something, to become fully conscious of it.”

Doodling as experts advocate benefits the brain while doodling and drawing give life to new ideas as doodling like art is a process of thought.

 Nonchalant

Being always calm and relaxed may make you appear lazy but it also means you can easily handle daily life events in extreme cases. People react to a crisis differently, there are those who may run around yelling and screaming making the situation worse than it seems and then there are those with their panic attacks, there will be that one person uttering a monosyllable over and over again with intense wringing of hands but you! You are more calm and composed and will always take stock of a situation for immediate and beneficial action

A nonchalant person is the sign of a genius whose brain is well organized to think in a rational and calm manner.

 Delegation

When you delegate tasks to others, it means you’re a leader and can get things done by others. It also means you possess the personality to get things done by making others accept the tasks you have given them. Delegating tasks to others means you have analyzed and organized a situation careful to segregate a project into its various areas of required expertise knowing who to give what.

 Indicator

As per the experts, there are also physical signs that you may be a genius. A half moon on the nails or the lunula is widely regarded by many as a sign of a genius. While this may seem farfetched, in truth and from a physiological perspective, a healthy lunula is widely regarded by experts and traditional Chinese medicine as an indicator of good health, energy, and immunity. Well, isn’t it safe to say that a healthy body can also contribute to a healthier brain for improved cognitive function?

  You take Frequent Naps

Research studies suggest that frequent naps make you rejuvenate your brain and makes you smarter. How true and it doesn’t really require research to know that you need rest because lack of sleep can retard your cognitive function. Most geniuses and intelligent people sleep late at night; hence taking frequent naps is the result of feeling a bit sleepy. Moreover, those who sleep more are always well rested with increased brain function.


Scientists have Found a Link Between Eye Color and Personality



 Eye color is one of our defining physical features and one of the first things you might mention about someone if asked to describe their appearance.  But apart from our looks, it has actually been scientifically proven that your eye color says a lot about your character and personality! For example, a study of 428 subjects at the University of Örebo in Sweden has shown that eye color is affected by the same gene that forms your frontal lobe of your brain. And Dr. Anthony Fallone from the University of Edinburgh says: “The eye is so closely neurologically connected that you could say that it is the only part of our brain that one can see on the outside.” Well! Let’s take a look at what your eye color says about you.

Brown eyes:

 People with brown eyes are born leaders. And even if they don’t find that out on their own, they are often seen as such by others. In addition, darker-eyed people appear more trustworthy and passionate than others. The darker the eye, the more melanin you likely have in your body. Melanin actually insulates the connections between brain cells which helps your brain to function more quickly.

Blue eyes:

 People with blue eyes can be seen as aloof, unassertive or untrustworthy. Despite these perceptions, blue-eyed people often have greater inner strength as well as physical strength. According to studies, women with blue eyes can endure labor pains better than others. And blue-eyed people can tolerate alcohol better. That’s reason to celebrate!

Gray eyes:

 Gray eyes are a variation of blue eyes. People with dark gray eyes are difficult to classify. They tend to be extreme in one direction or the other: either exceptionally well-balanced or completely unpredictable. Light gray-eyed people are distant at first. But when someone finds their way into their heart, they are self-sacrificing, loyal friends.

Green Eyes:

 People with green eyes have a uniqueness and are normally seen as attractive, sexy, and mysterious. Additionally, they are often ascribed a large amount of creativity. Green-eyed people possess a balance of the agreeableness and dominance of brown-eyed people and the strength and caution of those with blue eyes. So a real jackpot.

The World’s Most Spectacular Isolated Houses

 If you live in a city, chances are you have a perpetual urge to get away from the chaos. There is a huge need to escape and move to a secluded, private place that is away from traffic, commercialization, concrete jungles, crowds, noise, work stress, commuting, pollution and more.

A majority of us can only dream of such a destination, while a few fortunate ones actually live this life. Their abodes include isolated stone cottages, picturesque ice huts and temples (yes temples. You’ve got to experience it to believe it. Here’s a list of 25 of the world’s most unique and amazing isolated houses.

This charming house nestled in smack in the middle of the woods near Stradbally in the Irish midlands is a picturesque structure that’s worth marveling at with its blue roof.

Residing in this quaint cottage is a lonesome romantic’s fantasy come alive. Yes, if you have grand ideas about living by yourself in the middle of the woods with nothing to disturb you, this is indeed you manna from heaven.

Yes, and like several authors, you can create your own fairy tale or bestseller in the undisturbed environs of this stunning residential retreat.

 Nestled in the mid 20th century, the charming mountain hut is utilized by walkers and hikers without any charge. The Mount Brown perched home situated in New Zealand is a hut outfitted with all necessary features that is needed to enjoy a relaxed and cozy stay in the midst of a lush natural landscape.

Yes, it’s a hiker’s haven that won’t cost you a dime, what are you waiting for? Get together with your hiking enthusiast friends and prepare for a relaxing break while enjoying the region’s outdoors on an adventure packed hiking activity.

 What do you do when you don’t want to be disturbed by your neighbors or just about anyone? You come up with something as ingenious as this totally secluded stone house that is created between two large rocks on an isolated hill in Portugal’s northern region. It looks like the house doesn’t have an entrance, and you’re either in or out of it. What a brilliant way to avoid pesky on-lookers and neighbors!

 This house is a private island of its own smack in the middle of Key West’s clear, teal colored waters. It has sand, palm trees, a tiny pool and a breathtaking beautiful house that makes for a magnificent aerial view. I mean who wouldn’t want to get past their driveway and dive straight into the blue sea? This one’ a stunner all the way! Each time you want to get out of the home, call a boat or travel in a helicopter. What an exciting life that really is!

 This mystical looking jungle house is a scenic refuge for those seeking some lonesome time in the middle of the woods. Yes, you are forgiven for mistaking that you are on the Game of Thrones set or a reality show that has put you in the middle of a lush forest. It’s all mysterious, misty and hazy here, and this could easily double up as the quintessential fairy tale home in the middle of the woods, with or without evil wolves baying for your blood!

 This quaint little house is another one with a storybook appeal. It is nestled in the verdant Swiss countryside and offers uninterrupted peace and tranquility deep in the midst of nature. The hut may be small but there’s no denying that it drips with an old-worldly charm that is even more beautiful in the backdrop of an emerald Swiss country-side setting. Great for enjoying moments of peace and solitude in the middle of Sulwald’s panoramic natural landscape! The ultimate escape retreat.

 You’ve got to experience Australia’s outback region to understand the mysticism and charm of real isolation in the middle of no man’s land. The dry, arid patch attracts innumerable adventure buffs and outdoor action seekers for its undeniably rugged natural appeal. This bright crimson house offers some respite from the endless dry patches of land surrounding it, and give it nice enigmatic appeal. The region is for all lovers of rugged adventure who chuck comfort and luxury for a unadulterated adventure.

 Another one straight out of Enid Blyton’s books, this one is nestled in the picturesque confines of Romania’s Apuseni Mountains. It is appropriate for fans of horror series and ghost stories since the place is almost always covered in an eerie looking fog that gives it a more haunted appeal. It is also ideal for those seeking a romantic lonesome time. The fact that it is housed in Transylvania region, which is the iconic Dracula’s home. Double the terror, yes!

 Built in the late 15th century, this striking structure is none other than The Holy Trinity Monastery in Greece. Nestled 400 meters on an elevated rock, the monastery can be accessed only through a climbing rope ladder (thrilling, right?) The entrance is accessed by ascending 140 steps atop the mighty pinnacle rock. This one makes for a stunning climb, and is one challenging to access abode.

 Being on the crossroads of life acquires a totally different meaning when you are living in a home that is literally placed on a path where several other paths converge. This scenic house located in Austria’s beautiful countryside near Salzburg is a dream come true for anyone wanting to lead the quintessential European countryside life with no distractions and sounds.

 Being on the crossroads of life acquires a totally different meaning when you are living in a home that is literally placed on a path where several other paths converge. This scenic house located in Austria’s beautiful countryside near Salzburg is a dream come true for anyone wanting to lead the quintessential European countryside life with no distractions and sounds.

 Covered in lush greenery, mountains and year round mist, this spectacular homestead in a secluded Munnar mountain village in Kerala has the appeal of a highly mysterious place. It is enveloped in clouds, greenery and a sort of mystical appeal that’s hard to beat. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve actually landed on a gorgeous move set. Yes, as if the beauty of Munnar’s tea estates wasn’t enough, homes like these accentuate the region’s appeal.

 No one this one’s not from the Hollywood flick Signs but comes really close to it what with its mysterious field patterns and bang in the middle of no man’s land home. The house is covered a field that bears a rather unusual and bizarre crop growing pattern. Nestled in a lush Hungarian field, this is as picturesque and isolated as it gets. Imagine spending eerie nights in the confines of this mysterious field house. Whoa!

 Nestled on a secluded land in Norway’s northern region, this is a fully functional wooden double cabin that is also surprisingly well-equipped for a home that is located in the middle of nowhere. The brain behind this ingenious and fully operational wooden house? Swedish architect Erik Kolman Janouch. Yes, the cabin house is perfect for a charming yet comfortable stay.

 We don’t blame you if your jaw has dropped in amazement at the sight of this quaint, cabin like house located atop a rock, bang in the center of Serbia’s Drena River. How utterly romantic! Imagine living in the middle of a river on a rock perched house with that special someone without anyone to disturb the peace and tranquility. We’re wondering how it hasn’t been spotted on a movie location recee yet.

 This pretty looking home was once found on Maryland’s Hollywood Island. It features an undeniable rustic and rugged charm and makes for a perfectly secluded home for those seeking serenity, away from the chaos and crowds. Unfortunately, the house collapsed a few years ago. Such a shame, really!

 Another stunning rice paddy fields located house, which is not more than a basic yet intriguing looking hut. The hut is believed to be utilized by farmers who were employed at rice fields in North Vietnam’s Mu Cang rural region. It is not just another home but one that is replete with tales of hands that feed the nation. The idea of having a house dedicated to folks to toil hard on the fields seems wonderful!

 This home is actually a church that is devoted to Maximus the Confessor nestled atop the intriguing Katskhi pillar, which is a dramatic limestone monolith nestled in Georgia’s western region. The exotic looking home provides the perfect backdrop for weaving a tale replete with mysticism, spirituality and religion. It looks scarily perched from far and looking out from the church is certainly not for the faint hearted or those stuck with vertigo.

 Faroe Islands is so poetic, it seems almost unreal, and more so when you see homes like these. It is so easy to miss this tiny white dot in the midst of all that green mountainous landscape. The home is perched on top of a slope that looks both beautiful and scary. This is the perfect place for nature and adventure buffs who want to enjoy some secluded moments away from the chaos. We won’t be surprised if you turn a poet overnight looking at this picturesque home.

 Even though the place seems terribly photoshopped, with a house fixed in the middle of rocks, this house is as real as it can get (yes no photoshop required). It is a real structure in northern Italy referred to as Eremo di San Colombano, which is a monastery used by monks for several hundred years. Imagine the peace and tranquility of meditating in a place as spectacular and isolated as this.

 After sunset, the hypnotically beauitful reflection of the house in the clear blue waters of a little known French island known as lle de Saint Cado makes for a sight to behold! It is a loner’s ultimate fantasy to live in this no man’s land house that is smack in the middle of water and causes a lovely, incandescent glow at night. Whether you actually want to live here or no, there’s no denying that it is indescribably pretty!

 Nestled on Iceland’s mesmerizing lush countryside, the scenic house is originally a turf church erected in late 19th century. However, now it looks like a house inhabited by elves, goblins and dwarfs from your favorite fairytales. Yes, it is very fairy-tale-isque and reverberates with an old-fashioned charmed that is iconic of Ireland’s surreal countryside. If you are writing your Harry Potter, and looking for much needed inspiration, you know where to head, right?

 Endearingly referred to as “The Hobbit House”, the story book like cottage is nestled within a thick Wales forest. The best part about the abode is that it is constructed keeping all principles of conservation and sustainability in mind, thus being mindful of the local environment. It gives guests a rather unusual experience of living in the middle of a dreamy natural landscape. The house is in the middle of a forest that looks charmingly rustic.

Each Winnie The Pooh Character Was Written To Represent A Mental Illness, Which One Did You Relate To

 My dad used to read me The Stories of Christopher Robin when I was a kid, my family happens to own a first edition copy of the book that gets passed down to successive generations. It is one of my fondest childhood memories, but I never clued in to what the meaning behind the characters throughout the stories were.

It appears that the characters all represent a different mental illness. Eyeore is obvious, but now that I really think about it, it all makes perfect sense. Let's take a look at what is potentially bothering the rest of the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood.

1. Winnie the Pooh

It is pretty clear that Pooh Bear struggles with ADHD, among others, but severe ADHD appears to be the main concern. His scattered thoughts, disorganized lifestyle, randomness and constant forgetfulness all scream ADHD to me.

 2. Eyeore

No matter how many Winnie the Pooh stories I read my kids, or the number of shows I watch with them, I can count the number of time I have seen Eyeore happy on one hand. He is always sad or depressed, and he is likely the saddest character in the history of children's books. It is clear he suffers from severe depression. 

 3. Roo

The son of Kanga, Roo seems to display symptoms of being on the autism spectrum. Roo seems to operate on two opposite ends; sometimes he doesn't pay attention to anything that is going on around him, and he ends up in somewhat dangerous situations. Other times he decides to sit quietly in his mom's pouch, completely ignoring the world around him. This says potential autism to me.

 4. Piglet

If there was ever a textbook case for anxiety, Piglet would have his picture below the definition. He is constantly worried about what might happen, and sudden surprises like noises and movements cause him to run and hide. Piglet enjoys things to be calm and simple. 

 5. Kanga

A reasonable onlooker might be able to tell that Kanga suffers from Social Anxiety Disorder. Kanga worries for her son, and about how she is going to survive as a single parent in the Hundred Acre Wood. And if Roo truly does have autism, it could cause her anxiety to intensify. This could be one of the reasons she likes to always have an eye on Roo, or have him tucked in her pouch.

 6. Rabbit

If there was ever a case for a cartoon character to have OCD, Rabbit is the poster child. You can tell by the way that he has to have everything in his life constantly organized, and that any disruption of that organization causes him a lot of distress, that he likely suffers from OCD. He gets very agitated when his world isn't in perfect order around him.

 7. Tigger

Tigger is the poster-child of hyper-activity. The guy can't sit still for a moment, and he likes to make wildly impulsive decisions. Tigger also always assumes that everyone around him wants to be part of whatever he is doing.

 8. Christopher Robin

As the only human to hang out in the Hundred Acre Wood, and all of the residents of the wood are his stuffed animals, it is easy to see that the world is figment of his imagination. Christopher Robin's imagination is beyond vivid, leading to the possibility that he suffers from schizophrenia. This doesn't mean that he hears and sees things that aren't there, but that his mind can split from reality. Hence the completely fabricated, and detailed world of the Hundred Acre Wood.

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