The Pacific Standard reports that to give the image of someone with intellectual heft, the easist thing to do is to simply add your middle name initial when dispensing your name.
Better yet, use two or three, if your parents gifted you with multiple middle names.
Peoples middle initials have a particular and powerful effect on how people are perceived by others, argue psychologists Wijnand A.P. Van Tilburg of the University of Southampton and Eric R. Igou of the University of Limerick.
The display of middle initials increases the perceived social status of these people, and positively biases inferences about their intellectual capacity and performance, they write in the European Journal of Social Psychology.
On the off chance that their combined three middle initials arent sufficient to convince readers of their conclusions, Van Tilburg and Igou describe seven studies that provide evidence for their thesis.
|The Zombie Map of the World|
|Your Big Breakthrough Comes at Age 35|
|Browse the World's Passports|
|InfoGraphic: Cities That Have Burned and Have Been Rebuilt|
|A Day in the Life of a NYC Taxi|
|“China’s unmanned stores allow people to live their lives with almost zero human contact.”|
|“Like a gigantic version of something you’d find in Toys 'R' Us.”|
|“If that fly on the wall is actually a fly.”|
|Building an AR-15 Rifle Using a 3D Printer|
|iotacons: Pixelated Art by Andy Rash|
|Will Powell Builds His Own Google Project Glass With Existing Technology|
|“These days, the children don’t play at break time anymore.”|
|Ubuntu 17.10 Artful "What the Fuck" Aardvark|
|Dutch Engineer Flies Using Custom-Built Bird Wings|
|Robots Make Another Victim: Sport Journalists|
|“He says he tries to use Facebook as little as possible, and that his children aren’t allowed to use that shit.”|
|“Millions of Americans are hassled to pay back money they don’t owe.”|