I Am Horrible At Remembering Peoples Names

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    The Flash.

    I used to work at an ice rink where I taught young children lessons.  I had a horrible time remembering all of their names.  It didn't help that the majority of them were either asian or middle eastern with names like Pooja and Sneha.  The only way I came anywhere...
    tralala205 tralala205
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2010

    I really am. You would think I would get better

    but nope. On here, if you change your profile pic, it takes me forever to realize who you are :P
    MasterHatter12OZ MasterHatter12OZ
    18-21, M
    Feb 4, 2016
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

    One Of My Many Flaws

     I hate to admit it but I do have a horrible time remembering peoples' names. Faces I never forget, but names I can forget within minutes. It can be really embarassing.
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    9 Responses Jan 19, 2010

    Oh, Boy...

    This is something that I'm not proud of... and I hesitated in joining this group. But as they say... the truth will set you free. =p I have a hard time remembering names! I often have repeat names over and over in my head and hope like hell that I can remember them, when I see...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 10, 2008

    I hardly remember the names of half the people

    I've met in my life. I've forgotten almost everyone I was with in the same class in college, except those who made my life fun back then I really miss them :)
    prettykatey prettykatey
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    New friend: Hi Savannah!

    Me: Hi... there. New friend: Do you remember who I am? Me: Of course I do! New friend: Then what's my name? Me: Uh... I have to go to the bathroom..... Asks someone what their name was. Comes back. Me: Sorry about that, Rose.
    Hisokara Hisokara
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2014

    Hey! How Are You?

    I like to think that people don't notice that I cannot remember their names. In the military, it is easy, everyones last name is on their shirt! Officer = Sir. Warrant = Chief. Easy peasy. Unfortunately, I get found out at the most inopportune moments.
    magnoliadawn magnoliadawn
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2012

    Screw it. If I don't know someone's names

    after knowing them for a week, I am going to ask them for it as many times as I need to.
    almaera almaera
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2014

    It Doesn't Matter How Many Times I Meet You

    unless you're an important person in my life i will not be able to remember you're name, try as i might, i'll repeat it in conversation many times to try. but it doesn't work for me. i don't know what the actual trigger in my mind is for remembering a name, its not faces because...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 1, 2011


    Faces I remember but names?  
    AnonymousMisfit AnonymousMisfit
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2010


    Especially when..... 4 x year 9 classes of 30 kids 4 x year 8 classes of 30 kids 2 x sixth form of 20 kids 1 x year 10 class of 25 1 x year 7 class of 33   last year it was a little different but I did seem to teach most of year 8 apart from one class...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 10, 2008

    I do have excellent nicknames

    for everyone I've made up in my head though
    sambular1313 sambular1313
    31-35, F
    Feb 4, 2016

    I Can't Help It.

    Its not that I don't try, but names just don't stick with me.  It's a horrible thing really.  Even if we meet, and I say your name several times throughout our conversation, I will probably forget it.  Unless something very unique sticks out.  I'm just...
    musickink musickink
    26-30, M
    Dec 8, 2008

    Who Are You...?

    That is what I am always saying to people when they come up to say hey to me... and it sounds so mean, you know, like I am conceited, but I am not, I am genuinely not good with names.  Faces are easy, I can remember what people look like easier then what there name is...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

    Name Memory

    I am one of those who dont remember at first meetings.pretty fair about your face .bad with names.
    squirt71663 squirt71663
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2010

    Alway's Have Been

    I have been that way all my life and if anything with age get's worse. I hate running into sombody that I have not seen for awhile and have to try to keep a conversation going while I try to remember their name or talk around having to use their name. Even at work where we all...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    Dec 26, 2010

    I'm only this way with names

    and numbers . After a while I eventually get it.
    lyricrob1 lyricrob1
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2016


    I wouldn't say I'm horrible at remembering names cause I'm not, its just sometimes it doesn't come to me.  I'm better remembering a face or phone number.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2010

    Candidate For Alzheimer'S Disease

    I am really.... Even I love anime, I cannot memorize their names... I am not horrible at names also at ages and birthdates...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 25, 2013

    I can remember faces

    and where I know someone from. But names, not so much.
    Highfive13 Highfive13
    31-35, M
    Feb 4, 2016

    My Memory Not Loading

    I only remember their faces not their names. Am I sick or something? I usually forget the names of my distant relatives. The only distant people I know are my grandparents except their middle initials lol. I didn't bother to know the names of their siblings and the children of...
    Dumstey Dumstey
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    Funny story, best friend

    who has been with me for 5 WHOLE YEARS. Was constantly called the wrong name by me for 3 and a half of those years.
    HatterGrimm12Z HatterGrimm12Z
    22-25, M
    Jan 9, 2016

    Names Are Overrated

     i remember you by what you do and why you do it, not by the arbitrary word that tries to hold an entire man together....
    microthrillz microthrillz
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 10, 2010

    Sorry But Yea

    i m horrible at remembering pl's naME....n sm times its really embarsasing..not only i cant remerber names but infact  i dont ask for ppls name when i meet dem ,,i  dont like it coz everyone wants to b caled by his or her name..n not just..mr ..or miss...or worse...
    saarah79 saarah79
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 9, 2010

    I Am Horrible At Remembering Peoples Names

    I don't remember people's names. I could be introduced to them yesterday, and forget them today. I am better a facial apperances than names. It might be bad for me to contiune this habit, but it is nearly impossible for me to remember them.
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    Jan 19, 2010

    I would probably use a stronger word

    than "horrible". Obviously I remember my firiends names, but I can get introduced to someoene and even if I'm in a meeting with them for several hours, I will often forget their names. I will later remember who said what, just not their names.
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 29, 2015

    I can remember faces easily,

    but names disappear as quickly as vapor.
    Qataram Qataram
    41-45, M
    Dec 13, 2013

    One Day Ill Remember Im Sure Lol

    When i  was a new student at this high school i went to i met a bunch of people, now no one (well i cant say everyone is the same but I'm this way) can expect me to remember EVERY ONES name with the first meeting i mean i was still trying to remember the different kind of...
    Ranunculus Ranunculus
    18-21, T
    Oct 18, 2010

    19 years old, can speak English,

    Japanese and a bit of Latin, but still cannot remember all of my uncles names, which I have 5 btw
    hyper64 hyper64
    18-21, M
    Jan 10, 2016

    Lol That'S So Me!

    sorry, what's your name again?
    bebeluv bebeluv
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2013
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