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Re: Mechanisms of Prejudice: Hidden and Not Hidden
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:50:19 pm »
Rumplestiltskin must have been quite a happy fellow!  ;D
Does a Person’s Name Impact Happiness?

A person’s name might affect his or her happiness, because people who have rare names report higher levels of happiness than those with more common names, research shows. Researchers believe this could be the result of humans’ subconscious desire to be considered unique from others. Research also reveals that people who have common names are likely to rate their names as being more rare than they actually are, a psychology term referred to as the false uniqueness effect.  ;D

More about the impact of names:

•About 20% of parents reported regretting their children’s names, according to one 2013 British study. Common reasons were the difficulty other people had spelling the name or that it was too unusual.

•Boys who have been given names that are traditionally associated with girls have been found to be at a higher risk of disciplinary problems during adolescence,  :o which is thought to be because of self-consciousness from being teased about their names.

•A person who has high self-esteem is more likely to prefer words that contain the same letters as his or her name, especially words that include the first letter of the name.  ;)

http://www.wisegeek.com/does-a-persons-name-impact-happiness.htm

Agelbert NOTE: Why is this posted in the "Mechanisms of Prejudice: Hidden and Not Hidden" Board? Because arrogant individuals often have very high (and totally unjustified) self esteem. These people are NOT trustworthy. Their main prejudice is that they lack humility and honestly believe they are more valuable to society than anyone around them. consequently, if the situation is them or you for survival, they will ALWAYS decide for THEM.

Altruism does not exist in these people but they can put on quite a show. The last tidbit from Wisegeek will help you pick up on whether a person has gone overboard in the self esteem department if they happen to be good at disguising their arrogance.

As always, this is just one factor and you need to weigh carefully many other behavioral characteristics of your acquaintances to determine if they are trustworthy or not.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 05:44:43 pm by AGelbert »
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord. -- Psalm 27:14

 

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