This Name And Face Test Can Determine How Likable You Are As A Person

Science suggests that people are more likable if their name matches their face

Did you know that there is a science behind whether your name matches your face? It’s all to do with the sounds of your name and the measurements and angles of your profile.

A study, by researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand, shows that people are more likeable when their name matches their face – so round faces are better paired with round sounding names, like Bob, and angular faces suit sharper sounding names, like Christina. This is known as the bouba/kiki effect.

Want to find out how likeable you are?

You’ve got to measure the shape of your face and the sounds of your name using a point system. Have a go at this personality test, presented by The Guardian

1. Give yourself points in terms of your face shape:

Angular face: 3 points

Rounded face: 1 point

In between angular and rounded: 2 points

2. Measure your first name by giving points to the vowels in it:

a: 2 points

e: 3 points

i: 3 points

o: 1 point

u: 1 point

Now take the average of your name score. For example, for the name Stephanie it would be: e: 3, a:2 , i: 3, e: 3 (3 + 2 + 3 + 3) ÷ 4 = 11 ÷ 4 = 2.75

3. Calculate the difference between your face-score and your name-score by subtracting whichever number is smaller from whichever is larger. So for a Stephanie with a round face, it would be 2.75 – 1 = 1.

4. The smaller the resulting number, the more likeable you are. The results range from 0 to 2. So if you score 0 you are the most likeable sort of person – well, according to this test anyway.

So how likeable are you?


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