Excessive Worry Isn't a Bad Thing — it Could Mean You Have a High IQ

by Ane Krstevska

Excessive Worry Isn't a Bad Thing — it Could Mean You Have a High IQ

If you are a person that thinks too much, your ideas and thoughts swirl around so much in your mind, making it hard to get much done, and it will result in anxiety. 

Just relax. As one discovery claims, excessive worry is not the bad thing at all. In different cases, it could actually mean that you have a very high IQ.

It can happen to you that if you have a preponderance of negatively hued self-generated thoughts, as a result of high levels of spontaneous activity, in some parts of the medial prefrontal cortex which governs that conscious perception of threat, you will also have the tendency to switch to panic sooner than an average person can, because of the possessing particularly high reactivity in the basolateral nuclei of the amygdala, then meaning that you can experience some intense negative emotions even when a threat does not exist.

This can, in fact, mean that for some specific neural reasons, the high scorers on neuroticism also have a highly active imagination that acts as a built-in threat generator, according to Dr. Adam Perkins, who is an expert in the neurobiology of personality at the King’s College in London.

Dr. Adam continued, saying that cheerful, as well as happy-go-lucky people by definition, do not brood about issues and this has to be a disadvantage when it comes to problem-solving compared to a more neurotic person. He added:

We have a useful sanity check for out theory as it is quite easy to observe that a lot of geniuses look like having a brooding, as well as an unhappy tendency which hints that they are fairly high on the neuroticism spectrum.

For instance, you should think of the life stories of the famous Isaac Newton, Kurt Cobain, Charles Darwin, Vincent Van Gogh, and so on. Maybe the connection between creativity and neuroticism has been summed up most succinctly of all by John Lennon when he said: 'Genius is pain'

One researcher and professor of psychiatry and State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Jeremy Coplan, weights in too. He stated:

Even though people tend to see anxiety as not being good for them, it is actually connected with their intelligence – this is a highly adaptive trait. High levels of anxiety can, in fact, be disabling and the worries of the patient are usually irrational.

However, there is a wild-card danger from time to time. So, the excessive worry then becomes highly adaptive. Those people that act on the signal of that wild-card danger will probably preserve their lives, as well as the lives of their newborns.

So, there you have it – your feelings of anxiety can, in fact, be the key to the survival of humankind. We don’t want to stress you or anything, of course.

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Ane Krstevska
Ane Krstevska



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