It’s a common belief that if you talk fast, you must be smart. After all, if you can get your point across quickly, doesn’t that mean you’re more intelligent than those who take their time?
Interestingly, research suggests that there may be some truth to this belief. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that when people spoke quickly, they were perceived as more intelligent than when they spoke slowly.
So, why does speaking quickly make you seem smart?
The researchers suggest that it may be because we associate quickness with efficiency. When we see someone who is able to speak quickly, we automatically assume that they are able to process information quickly as well. This efficiency is often associated with intelligence.
Of course, this is just one study, and it’s possible that the results are not generalizable to everyone. Additionally, it’s important to note that speaking quickly does not necessarily mean that you are actually intelligent. However, if you want people to perceive you as smart, it may be worth trying to speak a bit faster than usual.