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    I've met ppl with the same Name and they are similar in some aspects. There are ppl who even provide full personality descriptions for each Name. What do You think?

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    Sometimes it does seem like it..

    I am named after a beautiful woman with a ‘tragic’ life. I am not ‘beautiful’, if I’m being objective I’d say I’m attractive..and I do think my life has been on the tough side. I’ve spent a lot of time feeling unattractive though. I think my ESE mum probably fixated on her own looks a lot as a young woman (because of her own life issues) and I wish she’d been able to communicate to me better that inner beauty is more important than outer and that beauty should be more about having fun/taking care of yourself rather than your value as a person. I’m sure she tried..but as can happen with ESE supervision she made me feel stupid for not being confident about si stuff..at times.

    If I had a daughter I might want to give them a romantic name but maybe a bit more heroic than the one I have (real name isn’t Bethany)

    My youngest sibling has the most traditional, sensible sounding name and he is the most sensible of the 4 of us lol

    Parents giving their kids names that end up
    suiting then might be to do with their own personality types. It seems common for people to have kids who are benefit/supervision types?
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    I'm named after my Father, he was named after his Father. The name is biblical. I rarely think about my name, sometimes it feels weird when people say it. I think I've always felt a kind of disassociation with the name since so many in my family had the same name. It never fully belonged to me.
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    It can certainly have an impact on interactions because names can influence self-image and therefore behavior and also influence the first impressions which then affects how people behave in the future.

    But I'm doubtful a name can actually impact personality. At most it can lead to something like depression which can change personality.

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    Lmao no. That's just some mystical voodoo, honestly.

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    It never fully belonged to me.
    are u aware thats related to u being avatar of change and the fake faces/masks thing?
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    I don't think a name can impact someone's personality so significantly. A lot of people have the same name as me as my name is super common. I feel disconnected from my name most times. It's like it's not even me and I'm on the outside looking at this person who has that name. I don't like to think about my name most times cause it doesn't feel like me. I've actually wanted to change my name before.

    My father and brother have the same name and they are complete opposites.
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    How did you get that idea?

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    There may be some influence of a name on personality, but very minor. Parents' personality is one of the reasons why they choose a particular name for a child and children are similar to them because of genes and upbringing, they should fit an image of their name more than random statistically. Maybe also a name influences personality development in some way, if your name is the same as someone famous, especially if it's a rare name, you may be interested in this person and adore them more because you have someone in common and develop similar traits? That's a very subtle effect, if it exists at all.

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    Yes, names have associations which cause people to treat you differently, therefore making your personality different in reaction to this. Names have different associations in different contexts (Chinese names don't mean much in the US or maybe someone hasn't seen Star Wars and so Luke doesn't have connotations associated with the character Luke, etc.) so I doubt you could say "all Bethanys are like this".

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    Name your kid Lew. Short for Lewser.

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    Yep I don’t think my name exactly influenced my personality, more that my mum’s personality influenced mine and the name she chose reflects that influence. I do think I notice some types using nick names or a shortened version of their name.

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    I think it's likely that names do influence the choices of individuals. Surnames too, like Mort and Sexsmith might influence choice of career for example.

    Also, I could easily predict psychological or cultural inclinations from names, even if it is very broad generalisations based on traditional gender associations. I remember reading a paper which showed that people with Arabic forenames in Indonesia were more pious Muslims than the rest of the Muslim population.

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    My birth name didn't influence me whatsoever, that sounds silly to me. I also always hated it and wanted to change it consistently ever since I was 13. Never felt it suited me — precisely because it didn't match my personality according to the associations it carried with it.

    I've also always been told by others that my name doesn't really seem to suit me. I've met others with the same name, and we really were nothing alike.

    Those associations are mere social constructs. It might give you some experiences that affect you, but that isn't a name affecting personality. It's not like the name you choose decides the personality a kid pops out with. That doesn't make any logical sense, at least not based on anything factual. Someone could probably rationalize some sort of mystical, spiritual beliefs, but those wouldn't be built on anything concrete or fact based. It'd also be stupid in my opinion because I mean, how is a social construct going to make any difference to what is inside of the womb? Social constructs might impact personality when growing up, as it might shape one's experiences at times, but that's not a name influencing personality. It's social dynamics influencing personality. At the end of the day, though, whether you're even going to be influenced by those things is also personality. It's entirely possible for one to feel disconnected from how others are treating you, and/or for you to instead influence how they treat you.
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    Haha…I just remembered when some coworkers were like, “You don't seem like a [your name].” Then, they actually renamed me. That name didn't suit me either, but I didn't mind. I thought it was funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comparticularly Mental View Post
    How did you get that idea?
    Psychology says that call ppl 'names' or Say stuff to ppl affect them (especially when young). I think it could be kinda the same with ppls names? Also obviously influences how others see or treat them from several angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subteigh View Post
    I think it's likely that names do influence the choices of individuals. Surnames too, like Mort and Sexsmith might influence choice of career for example.

    Also, I could easily predict psychological or cultural inclinations from names, even if it is very broad generalisations based on traditional gender associations. I remember reading a paper which showed that people with Arabic forenames in Indonesia were more pious Muslims than the rest of the Muslim population.
    the question was about names influencing personality, not piety.
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    I think there is def something to it. Have you ever googled someone’s whole name and saw people pop up that kinda look similar and it creeps you out lol, like there is def something to this.

    certain names have certain connotations. An outfit or facial expressions can give someone first impressions, as can a name. I think a bunch of things all come together in a name, a certain concoction in a name that’s reaction is dependent on time and society, that can bring about influences on a person and/or their reaction to said person.
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    I'm pretty sure several studies have demonstrated an effect of names on various aspects of behaviour. Whether or not they affect sociotype specifically, I'm not sure, but it wouldn't surprise me if they had some sort of impact. I doubt the influence is particularly strong though when compared to other contributing factors. Speaking anecdotally however, I'm close with two ILEs who both have the same name just spelled a little differently

    Also IRL I have what a lot of people consider to be a "girls' name". It's technically unisex, but that didn't stop Kaiser from "correcting" my records to show I was female several times. I had to assure them that I was in fact male, always had been, and am perfectly happy with my assigned gender... multiple years in a row lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subteigh View Post
    While I think the term "piety" can be loaded, it is an aspect of personality.
    do you really think that those muslims were more pious cuz of their names?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 9 large View Post
    do you really think that those muslims were more pious cuz of their names?
    I just checked the paper, the term used was "religiosity". (The link to the pdf file is here: https://www.jeffreyljensen.com/uploa...r_june2020.pdf )

    I think it would have played some part. But I think the most significant aspect would be that parents that score high on religiosity are more likely to indoctrinate their children with a higher level of religiosity, and that Arabic names is a reflection of that.

    There is evidence that a person's surname has an effect on what occupation they have, so yes, I do think you can have an informed guess about a person's religiosity based on their name. Similarly, in England and Wales in 2020, 3,710 children were named "Muhammad". I would be surprised if the vast majority of parents who named their child this way are not Muslim. I would also be surprised if the majority of grandparents weren't Muslim either.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomina...rical_evidence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subteigh View Post
    I just checked the paper, the term used was "religiosity". (The link to the pdf file is here: https://www.jeffreyljensen.com/uploa...r_june2020.pdf )

    I think it would have played some part. But I think the most significant aspect would be that parents that score high on religiosity are more likely to indoctrinate their children with a higher level of religiosity, and that Arabic names is a reflection of that.

    There is evidence that a person's surname has an effect on what occupation they have, so yes, I do think you can have an informed guess about a person's religiosity based on their name. Similarly, in England and Wales in 2020, 3,710 children were named "Muhammad". I would be surprised if the vast majority of parents who named their child this way are not Muslim. I would also be surprised if the majority of grandparents weren't Muslim either.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomina...rical_evidence
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    Kinda. A lot of Sams I've met are also laid-back like I am and kind of sarcastic/pervy etc. Then again there are Sams like Britney Spears boyfriend who I don't think I'm much alike at all. I could be wrong I don't know him that well but from what I know of him- we are nothing alike really lol. I'm a nerd/video game loser - he's some popular Bachelor-like 'personal trainer' Chad. Not that those things can't be mutually exclusive obviously but in this case- they are lol.

    This reminds me of a funny convo I had with hitta once lol I said 'all Kens are sadistic bullies' since I knew a Ken once and he was a sadistic jerk-off (but I forgave him cuz he redeemed himself- long story), Hitta knew a Ken and he was a nice guy lol. ((well according to hitta- think of that what you will))

    Yeah I don't think it means much really- a name is just a label. You could call me Rebecca or Andrew and I would still just be me, you know? That's kind of a deeper spriitual truth of drag in a sense - we have silly names, but what's in a name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazaam View Post
    Kinda. A lot of Sams I've met are also laid-back like I am and kind of sarcastic/pervy etc. Then again there are Sams like Britney Spears boyfriend who I don't think I'm much alike at all. I could be wrong I don't know him that well but from what I know of him- we are nothing alike really lol. I'm a nerd/video game loser - he's some popular Bachelor-like 'personal trainer' Chad. Not that those things can't be mutually exclusive obviously but in this case- they are lol.

    This reminds me of a funny convo I had with hitta once lol I said 'all Kens are sadistic bullies' since I knew a Ken once and he was a sadistic jerk-off (but I forgave him cuz he redeemed himself- long story), Hitta knew a Ken and he was a nice guy lol. ((well according to hitta- think of that what you will))

    Yeah I don't think it means much really- a name is just a label. You could call me Rebecca or Andrew and I would still just be me, you know? That's kind of a deeper spriitual truth of drag in a sense - we have silly names, but what's in a name?

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    I know an Andrew and he's pretty much an annoying fratboy type

    If I'm gonna stereotype:
    Again, again Johns and Gabriels are annoying cancers lol (I deleted this before but I'm feeling "whatever idc who I offend" now), the ones with the Biblical names are not so holy
    Sam - laidback and cool, kinda two-faced (?)
    Anne/Ann - ethicals and shy types
    Patrick - talkative
    Michael - popular
    Jason - weird people
    Karl/Carl - super laidback, friendly, could be popular
    Camille - could be introverted or shy types, not the type to be very daring
    Francis - can be shy leaning towards weird

    Not saying I believe that people's name affects personality though

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    Sam - laidback and cool, kinda two-faced (?)


    I definitely can be two-faced- but it's because I'm ambivalent and don't know what I really want. ((I want Se to "force" me in this sense I think)) I've re-rolled my RPG class so many times thinking I finally found the one that fits me only to change my mind again and start from scratch. Why I'm liking Final Fantasy XIV now is any one character can be all the classes. Fits with my natural two-faced ambivalency a lot better.

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