Remembering Names

@Madshadi (8922)
Brussels, Belgium
December 24, 2016 12:59pm CST
I am not good at remembering peoples names. Even if the name is too easy to remember I would forget it the next time I see that person. Especially when I have more than one new name to remember a day (due to my work). Sometimes I would ignore it and not call a person by his/her name. But the longer I ignore it, the more embarrassing would become to ask for that person's name again. How about you? Would you remember a name easily from the first time?
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@louievill (19340)
• Philippines
24 Dec 16
I'm not that bad at remembering names but I'm terrible when it comes to birth dates and birthdays
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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
24 Dec 16
yeah anything with numbers is more difficult to remember.
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@louievill (19340)
• Philippines
25 Dec 16
@Madshadi yes but there are people who are good at it, my mother is 84 and she can still recall birthdays even dates of deaths. Wonder what it is in our brains
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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
25 Dec 16
@louievill some people are just gifted like that. I also know someone with eidetic memory. It is truly amazing. But we who don't have that gift maybe excel at other things better than them.
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@nomus24g (24395)
• India
24 Dec 16
Even I find it difficult to recall n remember names...so I generally relate the name with some incident/landmark/physical attribute etc :)
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@sabtraversa (13329)
• Italy
24 Dec 16
That's the advice I thought of. Maybe that's how I remember names too, I never forgot a name.
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@nomus24g (24395)
• India
24 Dec 16
@sabtraversa I dont forget faces though
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@sabtraversa (13329)
• Italy
24 Dec 16
@nomus24g I remember a face well if I focus on an unique detail. It could be a nose, a mouth, a haircut. I think of it and then the rest of the face appears. Otherwise, if I lose the detail, I become disoriented.
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@papecrow (84)
24 Dec 16
Same problem here. It gets easier over time when names are being constantly repeated.
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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
24 Dec 16
yeah after few times of repeating a name. But asking a person for his/her name more than twice is embarrassing
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24 Dec 16
@Madshadi it helps if you repeat it in a discussion...like after he/she says the name, you ask again to make sure you heard right, then use it a few more times in the conversation. People shouldn't get upset because you forget.. simply tell you find it hard to remember and kindly ask for them to help you out with it
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24 Dec 16
i mean..if they can't even do as little as that....why would you want to remember their names?
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
24 Dec 16
@Madshadi On most occasions,I could remember the names.But there are times when I forget names.It happens to everybody,I suppose.
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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
24 Dec 16
yeah more often to some. Would you feel embarrassed to ask about someone's name for the second or third time?
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
25 Dec 16
@Madshadi Of course,I would.
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@PatZAnthony (12871)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Dec 16
For some reason, names and faces are easy for me to remember, as well as numbers. We are all different. Others have talents that are more valuable than what mine might be.
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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
24 Dec 16
True! That part of the brain responsible for remembering those easy things is not working well for me lol
• United States
25 Dec 16
I cannot remember names either. :)
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@yani73 (805)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
25 Dec 16
Same here I always forget Except it people always with me
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