I hadn't ever thought about the topic until someone brought it up on a podcast that I was listening to... apparently most people can picture the faces of those who they know when they aren't even present
I've been trying and trying over the past few weeks and I can picture a few aspects of the people, like their hair or their manner of speaking, but I can't put their damned faces together in my head. This annoys me because it had never occurred to me somehow that being able to picture people was something that's done... that's why there's pictures, dammit!
I've been running an informal poll on coworkers, family and such in real life to see how normal this is (apparently everyone else can picture faces so far ) and have decided to try it out on a different group.
as a note I can usually recognize people when I meet them again if I know them, but if I've only met them once I'm doomed... I used to accidentally pitch customers again as if they were new customers... occasionally citing that I'd helped out their coworker (them)