The Good and Bad Habits of Smart People [Infographic]

To be successful, you may want to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s smartest people. Just make sure you only pick up their GOOD habits. One of these good habits is being persistent. Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four; Bill Gates’s first business was a failure; and Ben Franklin dropped out of school at the age of 10. Smart people set goals and even share these goals with their friends. They are also avid readers. After all, reading increases verbal skills, helps articulate thoughts, enhances problem solving skills, boosts concentration, improves writing skills, and sharpens memory. Finally, smart people tend to have incredible self-discipline.

Smart people have their flaws as well. They tend to be heavy drinkers—studies reveal that intelligent children are more likely to drink as adults, compared to their peers. They also happen to be night owls in many cases, which is dangerous since sleep deprivation increases the risk of heart disease, the risk of obesity and the likelihood of depression. Many smart people use drugs and are anxious, which can cause depression, an increased desire to smoke and neuroticism.

Are you surprised by any of these bad habits of smart people? Please share in the comments, and be sure to check out the infographic below presented by to learn about the habits you should exhibit to be successful!

The Habits of Smart People

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