Psychometrician Johnson O’Connor studies factors leading to career achievement. His studies cover a wide range of areas, including age and level of education. Every time he analyzed the data, he got the same results: the better a person’s vocabulary, the better correlation with success.
Scientists think that that a bigger vocabulary is connected to the ability to think in more complex ways. O’Connor suggests four ways to increase your vocabulary:
- Be aware of words
- Use a dictionary (circle the words and make a note of them)
- Study and review regularly