People who stutter like idiots when they speak are smarter than people who don’t!
That’s the word from psychologist Nils Lind, who conducted an intensive, six-year study of 5,500 men, woman and children and found that stutterers outscore normal people on intelligence tests by an average of 22 points.
“I wasn’t surprised by the finidings – I was floored by the findings,” the Swedish researcher told reporters. “Like most people, I had a lifelong bias against people with speech impediments, possibly because they have so much trouble expressing themselves.
“When the results of my study first started coming in I actually thought that there was something wrong with my testing methods. But as time passed I realized that my methods were sound.
“In the final analysis, I found that stutterers as a group have IQs 15 to 29 points higher than the population at large. I think most of us would do well to remember that when we are in the company of a stutterer,” he added. “Chances are, he’s going to be significantly smarter than we are.”
Dr. Lind’s conclusions might sound fantastic but the historical record and supporting studies seemed to bear them out.
Historians confirm that brilliant scientists like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell stuttered. And recent studies show that 62 percent of the world’s wealthiest men and woman, as well as 48 percent of college professors, stutter, too.
“We’re not entirely sure what makes stutterers more intelligent but there is some evidence to indicate that people stutter because they think faster and more deeply than people who speak normally,” said Lind. “The stuttering comes about because thoughts are being generated so quickly that their speaking apparatus becomes overloaded.”

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  1. Cool article! I had never heard about Einstein, Edison and Bell stuttering. Most interesting! Actually, the website of The Stuttering Foundation ( <a href="http://www.stutteringhelp.org)” target=”_blank”>www.stutteringhelp.org) has a very long list of famous people who stutter. The people are people who either stutter or have stuttered in the past – or still use neat techniques to guide them to fluency. The people on the list have excelled in the areas of entertainment, pro sports, literature, business, science and government. Some of the names on the list are Emily Blunt, Dominick Dunne, James Earl Jones, Peggy Lipton, Eric Roberts, Bruce Willis, Bill Walton, Kenyon Martin, Sophie Gustafson, Winston Churchill, Jack Welch, King George VI, Prince Albert of Monaco and many many more. Check it out. This list has served to inspire young people who stutter. By the way, the website of the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation offers many free resources for adults, children and parents. Their streaming videos are really cool. The Spanish-language version of the site is <a href="http://www.tartamudez.org.” target=”_blank”>www.tartamudez.org.

  2. I am a stutterer and have worked hard with counselling to overcome my affliction. To me it was the worst thing in the world, but once I gained confidence and learned breathing techniques I knew that I could overcome my stutter.

  3. I have a stutter, and have found that the more worried and conscious I get about it the worse it gets, so I always have a laugh at myself it helps me to relax, I also tell people and talk freely about this problem. I find that it ultimately helps the situation.

  4. I always stuttered in my life because of a side affect from couple of shots. I was always smarter than normal people My teachers say that my brain is super fast. I


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