I Have a Photographic Memory

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    My Memory Is Becoming My Prison

    I have a good memory.  I never really thought of it until I spoke with someone I hadn't heard from in a reaallllly long time (20+ years) and was able to effortlessly pick up stories and experiences from that time... and was looked at as if I was very well making it all up...
    mrja mrja
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Sep 7, 2010

    I love having a photographic memory it has

    helped me alot in life from my creativity to not having to study alot for big test for school.
    ryanw93 ryanw93
    22-25, M
    Apr 19, 2014

    I Can Identify, Believe Me

    It doesn't take long before people catch on to the idea that my memory is not normal. Here are some observations from someone who has endured a lot of living, not all of it pleasant. It runs in my family. My mother had it as did her mother. As far as I know, I am the first...
    cypher1333 cypher1333
    56-60, M
    Mar 16, 2013

    The Story of you and I.

    September 8th, 1986: It was the first day of school and I was so nervous. I had never really been away from my parents and now I was thrust into a new place with strange grown-ups and odd little children like myself.  We did our little activities and said our Abc’s. It was...
    ItsLikeThatMan ItsLikeThatMan
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2013

    I Have a Photographic Memory ?!?

    I have known that I was diffrent than everybody else since I was at a young age. However I have just recently found out that I have and idetic memory. When I was young, I would be able to remember things that everyone else would seem to have forgot. I can still do that. One of...
    zack999 zack999
    16-17
    1 Response Jul 15, 2009

    "Say Cheese!"

    I never really thought about it until people told me in college that I have a photographic memory.  It was medical terminology classes that proved this.  Those were my best classes.  We made flash cards for the words.  I could remember them really well. ...
    Valentine Valentine
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2007

    I can vividly recall sight

    and sounds, into the tiniest detail. Without even concentrating, I can visualize people I have seen for even just 5 minutes. I can even recall such small details as jewelry, hairstyle, make-up, etc. Then he gives an example of problems that can be caused by having an excellent...
    lenaterrano lenaterrano
    26-30, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    An Exceptional Memory and Never Knew It

    I have a photographic memory. Well, not sure if that is what I have but recently I found that I have never met anyone who can recall things the way I can. I remember back to age 3 or so and remember most things up until now. My memory of everything in my past is very vivid as if...
    cwhealey cwhealey
    56-60
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2009

    Picture Perfect

    Ever since I was a little kid, I've had a phenomenal memory. I almost never had to study for tests(and still don't) because I always remembered everything! Lately it's almost like my mind takes snapshots of every important paper for school. Once when I was studying for an SAT...
    Moonwisp Moonwisp
    18-21
    Nov 21, 2009

    Has Made Some Things Very Easy

    I have always done well in school. Although I do think I am at least moderately intelligent, the root of my success has been my memory. It is very easy to do well on tests that are knowledge based because I can recall what I read so easily. I also do very well with remembering...
    MusicLoveAndPeace MusicLoveAndPeace
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2013

    I have a regret. A boring,

    uneventful recollection of thoughts. It was that time I saw you, shortly after I had finally convinced myself to forget you existed. Six years ago, I was driving to the store, coming back from completing the last of my finals of the semester. Driving the old Nissan I had. I...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr
    26-30, F
    Dec 16, 2014

    I have a photographic memory

    and find it amazingly awesome but also isolating at times. Its caused me to get in arguments (when I know one thing happened and someone argues against it) or I've judged people as liars, earlier in life when I didn't understand they just couldn't remember events as well as I...
    AGMemory AGMemory
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2014

    I love it but at the same time I don't.

    I feel like it's just too much sometimes, I mean, I can replay scenes from my life at any given point. It's almost like replaying a movie. At times, I actually feel like an actor in a movie about my life. When I was a kid, I didn't get how people didn't remember all the...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr
    26-30, F
    Jun 5, 2014

    :) i can remember a 15 mile journey by

    photographic memory, possibly more!
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner
    16-17, M
    Jan 8, 2015

    So my psychiatrist recently told me

    that I have a photographic memory. I always knew that I had a good memory. As a kid I would recite entire commercial breaks to my parents. I can mentally walk through the house I lived in when I was 2-4 and see the face stickers on the wall. Those multicolored ones making funny...
    WalterKronkite WalterKronkite
    22-25, M
    Apr 21, 2014

    Actual Photographic Memory

    I have been curious about the concept of a photographic memory. all the controversy that surrounds the subject is (what I find to be) ridiculous. I have had a photographic memory since... well the day I stopped breast feeding. this may sound impossible and far fetched to...
    lectryx lectryx
    18-21, M
    Apr 29, 2012

    I can't quite understand how some people can

    not remember simple things, such as their first day at school or their first night trick or treating. It gets really confusing sometimes because some people remember that stuff and others can't recall anything that happened last week. My memories begin at when I was about 18...
    thedimone thedimone
    13-15, F
    Jun 7, 2014

    Photographic Memory

    I’ve a photographic memory,There’s just one problem,It hasn’t been developed!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Nov 4, 2011

    Literal Photographs

    Well, mental ones anyway.When the location of something is unknown, I search my memory for the last snapshot I have of that something. Sometimes it is shapes, sometimes just colors, sometimes the full object.When I take tests and cannot remember the concept, I look through my...
    Lenagical Lenagical
    22-25, F
    Nov 18, 2011

    I have a photographic memory

    and I just can't say I love it. It has given me so many help. Such as skipping a grade and being very good in school because I can memorize textbooks extremely fast... I also have an ability that I learn A lot faster than the average person. But the thing that makes me hate it...
    Amy107 Amy107
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

    Its a strange ability

    but my mind can "take pictures". I have a few long term " photos" and quite a lot of short term "photos". I have one from Australia when I was there when I was 20, its outside a roadhouse in Queensland. This picture is quite vivid and 3 dimensional, as I looked right round to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 5, 2015

    I have eidetic memory,

    and I never have to take screenshots to prove anyone wrong. I simply just recite the text messages for them even if they're a year old.
    anagapesis anagapesis
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    Photographic Memory

    My mind creates a map of everywhere I've ever been and I remember every face Ive ever seen and I remember pages of books for tests that I read a long time ago. Like once I got lost in a hotel when I was little but I knew my way through it because I went there five years before...
    diggydog123 diggydog123
    18-21
    Nov 2, 2010

    I Am Such A Freak

    I have asberger sydrome ( I know I spelled that wrong. ) and photographic memery and I feel so weird sometimes. I can memerse papers. Then I feel like I am cheating and feel awful. I can remeber when I was three and I started the 1 thing I love more then anything in the world...
    tootiemcfruity tootiemcfruity
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2011

    Good Or Photographic Memory?

    I am 24. I can remember in extreme detail, events, including EXACT words and conversations, as well as visual surroundings (location, environment, people around), everything about situations that happened as long as 15 years ago or more as it were just yesterday.
    PeterAb PeterAb
    22-25
    May 29, 2012

    I very often lie and say I don't remember

    because it makes people uncomfortable that you remember more about them then they do when it seems you pay them no attention. I can't help it. If I experience it, it is forever ingrained in my mind. I used to lie awake and visualize myself walking out the door and traveling 100...
    SoCalSoBeIt SoCalSoBeIt
    26-30, M
    Apr 21, 2014

    Its Cool To Have Photographic Memory

    I've always been told i had a great memory from being young. I remember conversations and feelings from a very small age. It came to my attention that my memory was photographic when i was at uni and we had to write essays in our exams-we were given the title so most people read...
    jenetty81 jenetty81
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 26, 2009
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