Ever wondered what time the smartest people went to bed or how much they tend to drink? Well if you need a bit of motivation working towards your goals then look no further, here are some interesting shared habits of some of the smartest people. For example, according to research complied by Online-PHD-Programs.org, while those with high IQs tend to set goals and read avidly, they are also more likely to drink more heavily and suffer from anxiety.

For more on the habits of smart people, including a look at the IQs of icons such as Albert Einstein and Bill Gates, check out the infographic below.


If you’re looking to improve your success at home, school, or work, you can start by working the positive habits of smart people into your daily routine. Remember, while extreme intelligence has some negative associations, exhibiting these traits won’t make you smarter!


  1. http://shawneehistory.tripod.com/16.pdf
  2. http://personal.lse.ac.uk/KANAZAWA/pdfs/PAID2009.pdf
  3. http://www.iqtest.com/
  4. http://www.csun.edu/~krowlands/Content/Academic_Resources/Reading/Useful%20Articles/Cunningham-What%20Reading%20Does%20for%20the%20Mind.pdf
  5. http://personal.lse.ac.uk/kanazawa/pdfs/paid2009.pdf
  6. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201102/more-intelligent-people-are-more-likely-binge-drink-and-ge
  7. http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2007/04/intercourse-and-intelligence.php
  8. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201010/why-intelligent-people-use-more-drugs
  9. http://cdn.sidsavara.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/researchsummary2.pdf
  10. http://www.instituteforhabitsofmind.com/resources/pdf/16HOM.pdf


What are your good and bad habits?

What keeps you motivated or drags you down when trying to complete tasks? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: http://www.online-phd-programs.org/smart-people/