Day 5 — Freak Economics

How your name will affect your success…

13 ways your name may affect your success. Of course some of these do not look right for example: “If your last name is closer to the end of the alphabet, you are more likely to be an impulse spender” — You may be asking yourself, how can this be possible however research shows a trend that favours this idea and argues that spending your childhood at the end of the roll call may make you want to jump on offers before you miss the chance.

  • if it is easy to pronounce, one is more favourable

Overall, I believe that a prejudgement of someone does take place by ones name before they are met, and hence agree with some of these, however one name cannot be a deciding factor for the success of a particular person. It is as Stephen Richards says: “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” It’s not about never experiencing a setback or a stormy day, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Therefore something so minor as a name could never be a factor for success.

However it is shown by research that opportunities are more likely given to those and the decision may be based on the name of the person and so therefore, it could be said that one may benefit from a wise name choice.




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