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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

How good are you at remembering faces & names?

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Brilliant with faces - ATROCIOUS with names (i get introduced to somebody and their name is gone two seconds later...)

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

Brilliant with faces - ATROCIOUS with names (i get introduced to somebody and their name is gone two seconds later...)

Ditto for me too

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

fantastic at both. Unfortaunetly, i can never put them together. I will remember the same person from Name and face, but it can take me years of seeing somebody every day before the memories get linked.

5. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

I'm great with names, terrible at faces..

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Pretty good with faces, horrible with names.

I met my dad in a shopping mall when I was with my very first boyfriend (we'd been dating maybe a week), and introduced him by the wrong name. My boyfriend, that is, not my dad.

7. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

haha yeah I do not remeber the names of people. When I am being introduced to people its as though I don't even here them...

Scenario
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Friend to me: "Hi Brendan!"
Friend to me: "Brendan, this is ____"
Friend to __: "_____ this is Brendan"
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From then on I just nod and smile, "oh nice to meet you". If I ever run into that person again I do not even try to remember. It take at five maybe six times of someone else saying that persons name.

Faces I am decent with though.

8. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

I might be good with both for a while, when I meet that person on a regular basis... But if I don't, I won't be able to put face and name together... "I know that person! Where did I meet him/her? Oh, yeah, was it that water-polo team? yeah, I remember, she was that Russian girl... But how come she speaks French now, we use to converse in English?..."

That's how it works in my head... Sometimes I do remember just the name, sometimes just the face and the whole biography... My mind is strange

9. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

i'm good at faces but as i'm short sighted if i see them across the road and don't have my glasses on i tend not to see them ( which gets me into a lot of trouble !!) but with names i tend to mix them up or remember part of them, a few years ago i gave people nicknames in my head to remember their real names but unfortunately let a few slip (ie Susan - loose Suzie (she wasn't), Victoria - sticky Vikki ....etc..... really silly ones but boy did they not see the funny side.. )

10. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I do tend to remember faces but almost never names unless they have made a trememdous impact on me. That happens very seldom though...