What Does Your Name Say About You?

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.

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    A study found a correlation between boys with traditionally girls' names had more difficulties in school. (0:46)

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    Peoples' names are linked to social status and other societal aspirations. (1:46)

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    Names can have a psychological affect on one's self-perception and overall mental health. (2:08)

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