Is Your Name Spiky or Round? Time to Find Out

Did you know people naturally think of a SHAPE when they hear your name?  In my case, I always figured the shape they think of is a well-endowed pear.  Guess not.

A cognitive psychologist from London and a psycholinguist just found that people connect different SHAPES to different NAMES.

If your name has B sounds, M sounds, L sounds, or O sounds, people will associate it with a round shape.

If your name has K sounds, T sounds, P sounds, or I sounds, people will associate it with a spiky shape.

And it’s not just shapes . . . it’s also personalities.  We assume people with round-shaped names are more agreeable and more emotional . . . and people with spiked names are more outgoing and have more energy.

(BBC)