On Dentists Named Dennis

An article is making the Twitter rounds which discusses “implicit egotism.” The authors suggest that implicit egotism leads us to prefer things that are connected to ourselves, that might have the same letters as those in our names, for example. The writers’ research turned up the fact that the city of St. Louis has a slightly disproportionate number of residents named Louis.
And, that people named Dennis or Denise are slightly more likely to become dentists.

Read a summary of the article here.

Since I did not become a dentist, and settled in Cedar Rapids as opposed to say, Denison; it would be easy to say the article is bunk.

Until I realized that D.G. did in fact become a DJ.

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