Name or face, which of these can you easily recall?

@siomaiii (238)
Philippines
February 5, 2009 4:22am CST
This is the situation: A friend introduced you to an acquaintance. About one month later,you come across to your friend's acquiantance. Can you easily remember his/her name? Do you have doubts if that was the one whom your friend introduced? Have you forgotten his/her face already? Can you easily recognize him/her? As for me, I can easily recall faces. I'm having a hard time remembering names. My friends gave me an advise that if a new person is introduced to me, I have to keep on uttering his/her name, so I won't forget it easily.
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25 responses
@shifyole (38)
• India
6 Feb 09
i woul say it is the face that is easy to have in minnd tha names because you come across many people with similar names, but not with same kind of faces is it not? so face stands in mind than names, because few faces may resemble of some of your close friends or your family member and so on. you would like to see them very often too.
• Singapore
6 Feb 09
wow.. if i have to keep uttering his/her name just to remember her.. most likely i believe that its not much necessary to remember him/her.. why take so much effort? let your heart do the thinking, if you have the heart to remember a person, you will remember his/her face as well as name automatically.. 2 cents of thoughts.. :)
• China
6 Feb 09
I can easier remember person's face than name.If his or her facil expression is beautiful or ugly,i can keep it very quckily.The same,if his or her name is very interesting,i can remember it very fast.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Hi siomaiii! I am pretty good about remembering someones face too! But, I am not good remembering someones name either! But, I wouldn't feel too bad about that because I think that most people don't remember names! Unless you see someone often and greet them how are you supposed to remember their name? I wouldn't worry about it because you certainly are not alone!
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
6 Feb 09
I'm actually better at remembering a name rather than a face. Sometimes I tend to mix people up and put the wrong name with the wrong face, but I usually get the name part right (just the name went with the wrong person). If they have some sort of outstanding or memorable feature about them then I tend to be able to remember their face better. When I volunteered for parent teacher interviews at my school I was bombarded with hordes of parents and had a hard time remembering which name on the list went with which face, so I know for certain that I am weak in that area.
@giay0422 (60)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
Ha!ha! that's funy 'coz its the same thing for me. Only that I can really remember faces and names, but which is which will always be my problem. Dunno why :(
@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Feb 09
I remember the faces of people I went to grade school but I couldn't tell you their names. I am terrible with names! It is so agrivating for me too. I used to have to have my mom remind me of my new friend's name for 3 or 4 days in a row until I got it down. Pathetic!
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
For me i easily recall face then name..i easily forget the name of the person..
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
Im more of a face person, oftentimes i remember the face but not the name...
• United States
6 Feb 09
I remember faces better. I'm always nervous when I meet new people so it's hard to concentrate on a name. Interestingly enough, I actually seem to remember people by the sound of their voice
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
Same with me, at my age now, it's easier for me to recall faces than names. There are times that I bumped along old acquiantances, they're all in smiles and really talking to me enjoyingly, the problem I can't call them by their names as I can't recall.
6 Feb 09
I suck at remembering names, song words, movie quotes and such but when it comes to images... i have it nailed. I used to work as an event promoter and i would take ticket money on the door of events, i'd have a nack for remembering every face who had paid and who was trying to sneak in with a fake stamp or mark.
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
I can easily recall faces but not names. I am very poor in remembering names. Sometimes, I know that the person I just saw was my classmate but I could no longer remember his name.hahahaaha!!!!
@lanlan011 (701)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Neither. I am horrible at remembering faces and I would doubt myself if I see them again. I am also horrible at names too.
• Canada
5 Feb 09
usually face. i get into more situations wherein i remember someone's face but its just too hard for me to recall his/her name. i guess it's because there's a difference of something you could actually see from something you could only hear :D
@iansheila (175)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
i can recall the face more that in their names, unless we spend a bit longer talking or we had a conversation, but if it is just passing, then, maybe just the face.. im not really good in remembering names. yup, i have known someone that she really can remember the names of even an acquaintance.. shes a nerd gal.. maybe her memory is raelly that good.
• United States
5 Feb 09
Well I can honestly say that I am terrible at remembering names...LOL! Sometimes in my job it is a horrible thing to have someone come up to you and know who you are and just fumble for the name. The funny part is when I finally have to ask and they tell me it was a name I should have known...LOL! I can remember faces left and right. I have been told to try associating the name with something about them that would help me to remember but it doesn't seem to help too much...I will keep trying though...LOL!
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
5 Feb 09
hello siomaiii i can remember a face as well rather than try to remember everybody's name. lol i am terrible with people's name's like that. there is this boy that lives in our neighborhood that likes to come over to visit and play with my two sons, and i couldn't get his name right to save my life when i first met him. he would come and visit with us and still does almost every afternoon. it took me a good month to remember his correct name. lol take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
@Kenzierou (108)
• Indonesia
5 Feb 09
Actually I got trouble recognizing faces and remembering names. lol But I tend to better remembering faces than names. Keep on uttering their name huh, is that really works? Maybe I'll try that...
• United States
5 Feb 09
For me I say face sticks out more than anything. A lot of times for me as I have gotten older I feel I relay more on their face than there name. I usually have to talk someone a few times and than I will remember their name. If they have a very common name I am more than likey to remember their name but if it is a different name than that seems to become a challnage to me. Nice discussion and I hope for many posts for you, happy mylotting as well.