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How does the first name affect personal or professional success?

The humanswe associate first names with different levels of success, luck and attractiveness. The psychologist Richard Wiseman came to that conclusion, who assures that these perceptions can have important consequences in real life. In a study with more than 6000 subjects, Wiseman found that for the Britishbeing called Elizabeth or James is associated with success. Lucy and Jack are the luckiest names, whileIt is associated that the people with the worst luck are called Helen or John. Ann and George are perceived as unattractive people’s names. YSophie and Bryanhisthe most seductive. “This has implications, becauseEmployees with names associated with success or attractiveness may have more options for promotion“Wiseman emphasizes.

Also youname can influence your academic success or failure. A Pennsylvania Bloomberg University study coordinated by John Wagoner and presented this week at the latest meeting of the Association for Psychological Science suggests that it does. Specifically, the researchers studied how the name influenced the expectations of teachers and other adults about a student’s performance on a scale of 1 (“not very successful”) to 10 (“very successful”). The names associated with the worst results were Brandon, Justin, Travis and Cody. Conversely,Robert, Andrew, Samuel, Katherine y Alexandra were associated with students withbetter academic results. Curiously, these last names are also linked to higher socioeconomic status. In addition, researchers have found that girls named Katherine tend to go to private schools, and those named Lauren to public universities.

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