I have personally always had a terrible memory. I remember in 8th grade- I had just joined a new school- it took me until the last week of school to memorize everybody’s names. There were like 30 kids in the class. 30 and I couldn’t even remember that many people’s names. I always feel terrible when people walk up to me and call my name, ready to start a conversation and I can’t even remember what their name is. I’m also always very self-aware, when seeing people, that I don’t know what to call them. Sometimes I feel bad when I try to avoid talking to people, just because I’m afraid they will realize I don’t know what their name is. I have always personally been horrible with names and saw a video yesterday that related to me.
I watched a buzzfeed video yesterday (link here) that really struck an interest in me. The video idea was extremely simple (it was literally just showing you some people’s faces and seeing if you could remember their names), but I related to it. After watching the video, you were meant to take a quiz, which I did, to see how many people’s names you remembered. Not to my surprise, I ended up bombing that quiz and did terrible. I can never remember people’s names for the death of me, but I know a lot of people who can. Kendra, the co-owner of this blog, has an amazing memory when it comes to names. Whenever we see people who we recognize, she always remembers their names and knows what to call them while I don’t. Who are you more like when it comes to terms of memory? Are you more like Kendra and you remember everyone’s names, or are you more like me and can never remember what to call people?
I know this post was very random, but I was wondering: do you struggle with remembering people’s names or does it come very easily to you? I’d love to see your feedback, so feel free to comment down below. Thanks for reading!