Studies have shown that all sorts of ridiculous things correlate with people’s relative power: if you’re taller, more attractive, have a deeper voice, you’ll be more likely be successful.
And as a new study from Deutschland shows, your surname might be another factor. let’s compare these German names:
- Kaiser (“emperor”)
- König (“king”)
- Fürst (“prince”)
- Bergmann (“miner”),
- Schubert (“shoemaker”)
- Zimmerman (“carpenter”)
What’s the difference between the first group and the second? The first are noble-sounding (in the cases of princes, quite literally).
Read the whole story: Fast Company