Are you good at remembering names?
Gonzo - I know you miss her and I find it refreshing that you do.
Wasn't she having some back surgery done?
I really do miss @MissMarissa. So fresh and sassy!
Just for kicks, I turned SoH off, sat down and wrote all the SoH users (past and present) I could remember.
I impressed myself with 39 names.
I laughed so hard at this. . .
But not faces.
My name is Ray X but I often get called Rick and I always reply that it is better than prick which I get called less often.
I honestly couldn't tell you the main character's name in the movie I watched last night.
@AnnieM, you're perfect for each other!
I'm a teacher so I have to be, 180+ a year.
It was much more fun than it probably ought to have been to do that. Especially when I'd manage to guess where they were from based on their accent (with southern accents, Texas accents & English accents I could usually get it down to the city).
The kids would usually grin ear to ear and tell me all about their day while the parents stood their with their mouths open trying to figure out how this teenage stranger knew their kids' name & favorite character (those were easy to guess based on age, gender, & what the kid was wearing or holding)
Then when they'd come up to the window I'd say "Hey, Katie! Are you having a good time today?"
"How do you know my name?"
"What?! Cinderella called me. She said you were coming here to get a drink. Didn't you see her? She was so excited about getting to see you!"
I have an ear for names, not just a memory for them. When I worked at Disney World I'd freak out some parents & delight some kids because while helping someone in line I'd hear a guest 3 people back say to their little kid "Okay, Katie, what do you want to drink?"
My husband, on the other hand, gets very frustrated that I haven't memorized his debit card number, our bank account number, any SSN other than my own and so on, but he can never remember birth dates and forgets the names of friends he's known for 15 years.
I'm like mtnhome. :) I remember names, favorite colors, birthdates, the pets they have and waaayyy more useless facts than anyone should be able to remember, but when it comes to non-date numbers, forget it.
Faces, yes. Names? Hell no.
I'm fantastic with names and I'd still never be able to keep track of 3 Aidens, 5 Jaydens, 2 Braydens, and a Kaiden. Especially when they're all spelled different and 3 of them are girls & the rest boys. ;)
I started to go by Annie. My given name is one of those names with 101 different spellings & has a dozen other names that start with the same sound. To top it off my name & several of the sound-alikes were VERY popular for my age-group.
I imagine it'd be much like having an -aiden/-ayden name now.
Ya know, in elementary school I remember being very upset with the teachers that couldn't get my name right but in middle & high school I cut them a lot more slack. It's a lot easier to remember 25 kids' names than 125 names.
No one ever remembers my name, though. Especially not in school. It's why…
For example Caligula, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius are usually the first emperors to pop in to my head, but some of the others I may have heard of in history classes, but don't have any recollection of them at all.
In other words: I'm duly impressed. ;)
I can only ever remember the ones that made the biggest contributions to history (good or bad) or the ones I associate with major artistic or architectural feats. …
The richer you get, the less you care about other people. Ha!
I'm really good at remembering names. In fact, sometimes it gets to be awkward because i'll remember someone's name and they wont remember mine.
I'm terribly gay so I'm pretty bad with names.
Hopefully after reading these comments, you'll understand it's not for lack of trying. Some people just aren't good at it.
Pretty amazing gonzo. Remembering numbers is far harder for me than names.
Nobody can call you dumb.
Terrible. I try to remember attributes with names. Or where someone is from either state or city to remember names
As a teacher, it's important for me to remember names. Sometimes I am amazed at what I can remember about a student!
It's weird because anyone I see twice I perfectly remember them. It's gets weird because I live in a smallish city, so I recognize like half the population. No joke.
Except for names, dates, and places I have a great memory.
I am a property manager and I remember people's jobs not names
I know names of people I've never even met.
Terrible. I have to ask again, maybe twice, before I "get it." Am I that self-centered? (lol)
I help run a company with 500+ people employed. I can remember all the names.... But if Joe quit today and I saw him in 2 years id remember his face but I can't guarantee I'd remember his name.
go for it!
As a dental hygienist I think that addressing a person by name several times during an appointment makes them feel more comfortable. Also it reinforces face/name for me so I can greet them by name spontaneously at their next visit
I am very good at remembering names and I get a little upset when people cant remember mine or other people's
I get my kids names mixed up all the time.
That's a great idea! Mind if I borrow it?
I freak people out all the time because I remember names even if I heard them from a passing conversation...
Ha! I remember names and a crazy amount of all kinds of info. Put numbers in there, I can't remember any of it.
I recall the 16 digit credit card numbers on both my cards, can rattle off all the account numbers from my utilities, remember phone numbers from my youth, and other seemingly useless data. But, I couldn't remember names to save my life. If there's something wrong with me, I've forgotten that too.
Typically, yes. But after coming to a new school and trying to learn +150 names, I'm starting to think I'm not!
It's weird I pretty much remember every name/face I meet as long as there isn't a reason not to
I have photographic memory. Seriously
Names and faces - terrible. I have to meet someone at least a handful of times to recall.
My memory for facts and dates is not impaired however.
Sometimes I feel like people who watch chimps in a zoo and think "all chimps look alike".