You now have a great comeback the next time you’re criticised for being a featherhead.

Disorganised people get grief for always being late, leaving the cooker turned on, and forgetting about appointments. 

But you see, they have a lot on their minds – because they’re so smart.

Research has found featherheads are more intelligent.

In his book Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, author Steven Johnson cites a number of different studies and concludes that “the more disorganised your brain is, the smarter you are”.

Johnson also claims that “wandering minds” are more creative as ideas need to be crashing into one another to produce breakthroughs.

He reveals that large cities are more creative than smaller towns, and having multiple hobbies will help you come up with better ideas, as they allow your brain to subconsciously compare and contrast problems and solutions.