nominative determinism


Nominative Determinism is the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. The term was first used in the magazine New Scientist in 1994. The idea that people are drawn to professions that fit their name was suggested by psychologist Carl Jung, one explanation for nominative determinism is implicit egotism, which states that humans have an unconscious preference for things they associate with themselves, Nominative determinism differs from the related concept aptronym, and its synonyms aptonym & namephreak


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