At some point in our lives, we have all wondered whether we are truly smart or not. If you are still in doubt, here are eleven scientific factors that could make you smarter than the rest.
You are more intelligent if you the first born. Yes older siblings, gloat all you want! There are studies that state the first borns are smarter than their younger siblings. 
There is a connection between your height and your intelligence. As if there aren’t enough benefits of being tall, scientists have also uncovered a connection between height and human intelligence. 
Your parents were smart. It pays to be born in a smart family, partly. A study conducted by the University of Queensland states that at least 20 % to 40% of a child’s intelligence is inherited from its parents. 
You learnt music in your early years. If you learnt to play an instrument in the formative years of your life, chance are you are more high-functioning than your peers. 
You are an atheist. This one is a little controversial, but American-British evolutionary psychologist and researcher Satoshi Kanazawa states that atheists may be more intelligent than their God-fearing counterparts. 
You are a liberal. The same studies says that if you a liberal who respects opinions different from your own are open to new beliefs, you could be smarter than your conservative buddies. 
You are a man faithful to your woman. Satoshi Kanazawa states in his studies that men who defy base animal instincts of his ancestors like philandering and fathering children through multiple women are actually more intelligent and evolved. 
You were breastfed. A study conducted by reveals that the children who were breastfed by their mothers grow up to be more intellectually gifted that those who weren’t. 
You are thinner. Studies have shown a direct correlation between your body mass and your cognitive function. The skinnier you are the smart you get. 
You are messy. All you sloppy ones, rejoice! Here is a good reason why you should continue with your messy ways. A study published by the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management states that those used to working in a messy environment turn out to be more creative than their more orderly counterparts. 
You are nocturnal. Here’s one more reason to burn the midnight oil. If you are one of those who stay up late studying, you may do better academically that the poor chap who woke up at 5 am to study.