Do you think your name is important? I think we all would like to think that our name defines us in one way or another. After all, many psychological studies have shown that your name impacts how people see you – and possibly how you even see yourself. For example, I’ve always been blown away by studies that show that people are more likely to choose professions or towns to live in that sound the most like their names. People are even more likely to marry others with the same last name. It really shows me what a strong hold names have on us!
Another interesting study I recently read was that the further down the alphabet your surname is, the less likely you are to be successful. I guess I can blame my last name for not being a millionaire 😉 Similarly, “royal” sounding names were perceived as more attractive. Do you agree? Would you be more attracted to a William or Kate?
When thinking about names for the quiz I’m featuring today, I decided to step outside of how they sound and start thinking about something else: numerology. In numerology, each name is assigned a number based on its letters. (It’s sort of a complicated system, but basically each letter has a number, and you keep adding the digits together until they reduce to a set of numbers.) What you get at the end is your “expression number.”
According to numerology, your expression number reveals your talents, abilities, and shortcomings. See how accurate yours is with What’s Your Expression Number? I recently updated the programming on this quiz, making it much easier to check out other results!
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on What’s Your Expression Number? Is it true for you?
- What do you think of numerology? Do you dabble in it?
- What do you think your name conveys to people?