New research has shown that only one trait is sufficient to recognize superior intelligence.
Wit and humor preference are signs of above average intelligence, scientists Gil Grimgros and Geoffrey Miller of the University of New Mexico claim.
They conducted research with the students who took intelligence tests, and along the way they made up fun skits and judged each other's wit.
Their study showed that general intelligence is a strong precondition of wit, independent of other variables and that humor is the sign of significant mental abilities.
This is not the first time that humor is associated with intelligence; similar research was conducted by William E. Hawk and John Tomas V. Bucknell University.
Their research has shown that creativity and intelligence are independent of each other while humor is connected with both of these qualities.