You’d never think that anxiety could be a good thing, right?
If you’re like me, you probably get cold sweats when interviewing, or can feel your heart beat out of your chest whenever speaking in front of a large group of people, or generally just have that pit in your stomach. And I would say that 10 times out of 10, that’s a horrible feeling.
Well, this New York Magazine video explains that worrying is actually linked to higher intelligence. So basically, all that anxiety is making you smarter. You read that right—smarter.
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As Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Motto, CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author