i don't always notice actually. i could hang out with someone all night and not tell you what they were wearing if you asked me later. i might even remember their hair color wrong. it usually just depends on if something about it jumps out at me...like whoa...that's a cute dress or i loooove that jacket but if it's just normal looking i won't notice what IT is usually.
in fact just a couple days ago my brother in law shaved his beard and i didn't notice until my sister, his wife said something about it.
but..i do comment and compliment them on it if i do. i wouldn't pretend not to...that's weird.
haha yeah, I know what you're saying my room mate had to tell me her hair color
I notice all kinds of things. Changes make me wonder how long I had gone with out noticing though, so I tend to not say anything in order to maintain the dumb guy image. Then again, I hardly talk at the best of times.
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Hehe... I have a bad habit of getting this 'feeling' that something is different about them, I might linger my gaze on them a split second longer... but normally it isn't until someone says 'I like your new haircut' or 'why did you shave!' before I go 'I KNEW there was something different!' in a kind of ... belated clicking on of the lightbulb lol My sense of pride that I 'knew something was different' never ceases to amaze me
Ok, maybe I wouldn't notice if all she had trimmed off her hair was an inch of hair, it always cracks me up when my friend trims an inch off and then asks me if I like her new haircut.
But most other things I do notice.
I mean I can't pull up my memories on the spot about the details that make a person, but when I when I see that person I can tell if there is a change worth noticing because I'll have a flashback at that moment.
I was thinking I'm also sort detail aware when I am just walking somewhere, I don't notice the people as they don't matter to me, but I don't step on snails, or dog poo, I don't (often) bump into lamp posts and stuff, so on some level I am aware, even if I am spaced out at the same time I am aware. (if that makes any sense)
If you noticed it would you comment/compliment the person or use it to generate teasing banter?
If I notice I always comment or compliment someone on it, in the hopes that it will make up for all the other times I didn't notice (which is most of the time). A random compliment from someone without any prompting is such a simple thing that can mean a lot. Everyone wants and needs positive feedback.
I notice far more than I'd like most of the time, both good and bad. I will comment on positive changes, but rarely on negative ones if it's something the person can't do anything about and doing so will result in hurt feelings. If the person asks for my opinion on something, however, I will probably be frank with him/her. Also, I will comment on negative changes if its something that can be easily dealt with (food in the teeth, tissue on the shoe, incorrectly buttoned attire, etc.).
i notice most of the time, but almost never say anything. i guess it does not occur to me to say anything. i have been trying to make an effort to acknowledge changes, though.
but i notice changes in a person's appearance less than i notice enviroment changes.