Psychology

What Does Your Name Say About You?

How do you feel about your own name? Studies suggest that liking our own name is predictive of your well-being and happiness in life, and it also positively affects your self-esteem. Names can have a psychological affect on one's self-perception and overall mental health, both good and bad. But does your name affect how other people treat you? Research suggests that this can absolutely be the case. For example, a study found a correlation between boys with traditionally girls' names and boys that had difficulties in school.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. A study found a correlation between boys with traditionally girls' names had more difficulties in school. 00:46

  2. Peoples' names are linked to social status and other societal aspirations. 01:46

  3. Names can have a psychological affect on one's self-perception and overall mental health. 02:08

Written by Curiosity Staff November 12, 2014

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