What they mean is that people seem to grow into the facial features that society associates with particular names. You might actually look so much like a Fred or an Allison or a Jennifer that people can guess your name just by looking at a photo of your face, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. For example, prior published studies show that in the U. You will evaluate a person named Scott as more popular than Herman. Moreover, we know that people imagine a Bob to have a rounder face compared to a Tim.
Do you look like your name? There's a good chance you do
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Long before anyone knows what we'll really look like, we're given the label we will probably carry for the rest of our lives — our name. But what if your appearance, particularly your face, somehow reflected the name you were given at birth? A new study suggests that each person's face, insanely enough, could actually be shaped by his or her name. So that would mean, yes, that Sarah really does look like a Sarah, and that Fred really does look like a Fred. Basically, the new findings could finally give some credence to all those weird, usually seemingly baseless assumptions you might have the first time you hear a new name, as NPR reports. Researchers found that when a person was shown a stranger's face, they picked the right name out of five choices about 35 percent of the time.
Your name could shape your face, new study suggests
The face is the front of an animal's head that features three of the head's sense organs , the eyes, nose, and mouth, and through which animals express many of their emotions. The front of the human head is called the face. It includes several distinct areas,  of which the main features are:.