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    Nips away your dignity Fluffywolf's Avatar
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    Interest is also an issue. But I voted yes.

    In general I'm not good at remembering peoples names. But when I know, upon hearing the name, that I will need it in the future or the name is somehow important. Then I don't have trouble remembering it.

    But when I am like, yeah, your name doesn't mean much to me. Then I basicly forget it very fast.


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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Others have the same problem? My name memory sucks so hard that sometimes i forgot peoples names that i have seen 10+ times and knew for year or so, but peoples names that iv known for long i only forgot temporarily. Usually i forgot peoples names instantly after they say it, but some names i remember instatly.
    Yes I have the same problem (actually its not my problem its societies problem for putting too much emphasis on the significance of people’s names…whats the big deal it is totally arbitrary…a rose by any other name and all that…same thing for spelling and grammar. I care not if someone remembers my name, tell me one of the many things I did or said which was of great significance then I will be complemented. Forget the name almost immediately after hearing it. What is worse is that I put up a big uncomfortable charade of pretending like I have not forgotten the person’s name.

    All during high school and college (and even today) went around calling people "Dude" or avoiding situations where it is expected to call people by their name.

    Girls I bring home or date? Usually use terms of endearment baby, love, honey, pumpkin... (maybe in the morning I will say time to go Dude. )

    I would like to say, I wish the polls would match the exact wording of the issue/thread name. I have an outstanding memory in other areas. Can't remember where I put my keys but can remember some event that happened when I was 3 years old in detail. I look and some obscure scene on a tv movie (like a closet) and I immediately know what movie it is. Same with ideas and to a lesser degree philosophy and religion.

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    Not being able to learn names easily and faces is a clear sign that one shouldn't be in a people profession. People just love being recognized and can be downright perturbed if they aren't.

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    I've an excellent name memory. Didn't come naturally though. There's a trick I've learned for it. For further reading.

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    Dratticus! Spamtar halfway beat me to whot I was going to say XD

    In any case, I was GOING to say... names I do not remember either, though entp not intp. It's a problem in that I remember via understanding, not memorization. To help further matters, I don't really put any emphasis in names... at least not given names.

    Seriously, I went for like 3 years with on BF and i could never remember his name. EVER. I go by whot I identify with someone as, if they go by say... an online name or something, then I tend to associate that with them, as it's something of their choosing to represent themselves.

    If yeu say "well my REAL name is bob", who cares? Yeur parents named yeu bob BEFORE YEU WERE BORN. They probably had a name chosen for their girl or boy, and it has ZERO relevance on who yeu are, it has nothing to do with yeu, they didn't know yeu, and would've given yeu the name regardless. As such, I have no real care for names, because they're usually the same few bland ones anyway, and they have no relation to the person themselves.

    As such, I went thorugh several years of my life changing my name constantly to suit whot I felt was most accurate. To the point I forgot my own name at one point. After that, I figure I have free reign, if I forget yeur name, don't think yeu're anything special, it happens to me for everyone, regardless of who it is XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    Dratticus! Spamtar halfway beat me to whot I was going to say XD

    In any case, I was GOING to say...
    Tah ha, Katsuni I knew you were going to say that part so I intentionally beat you to the chase
    Seriously, I know what you are saying about internet handles being more memorable than real names. For illustration I get a PM from someone with the message board handle of SnicKerFritz, the say BTW my real name is Lisa bla bla bla..... Fine but to me your name is SnicKerFritz. If we talk on the phone or meet in public your still SnicKerFritz...unless you are wearing a nametag that says Lisa your SnicKerFritz.
    What I really like to is choose the name for someone that I just meet then I will remember it.
    (Friend: Let me introduce you to a real you lady her name is Lisa.
    Lisa: Hi, I heard so much about you.
    Me: I think I will call you Snickerfritz. Ok. Snickerfritz will be my pet name for you for the next 10 no, make it 20 years...
    Lisa: I think I would rather just go by Lisa.
    Me: Note this day in your diary as the first day met me Snickerfritz...Gotta go now Fritzy because see my friend Bomber coming through the door and he looks upset...
    Lisa: What a jerk; I think I’m in love...

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    Yeah, I agree. Names are so arbitrary-- it's like, what are the properties of the name "Susan" that correlate with Susan? None. Except maybe that it indicates she's white XD

    But a lot of NTs I talk to say they have the same problem. I think if you're a "people person," maybe not a rational type, then it's way easier for you to remember because it's important to you.

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    It's not only peoples' names I'm bad with, but with my friends' lives in general. I just forget nearly everything about them. To the point where they've said something about it, and I apologize because there really is no excuse. I've asked my best friend what his AIM icon is about 10 times, and I still cannot remember. It's terrible. Rachelinpa says it's why I have so few friends, and she's exactly right.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    It's not only peoples' names I'm bad with, but with my friends' lives in general. I just forget nearly everything about them. To the point where they've said something about it, and I apologize because there really is not excuse. I've asked my best friend what his AIM icon is about 10 times, and I still cannot remember. It's terrible. Rachelinpa says it's why I have so few friends, and she's exactly right.
    It almost sounds like you wish you had more friends. You do know that more friends means more needed to remember?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    It almost sounds like you wish you had more friends. You do know that more friends means more needed to remember?

    My friends have low expectations, just the way I like it.
    Actually I don't, I think I have too many people to keep track of as it is. It stems from being generally apathetic on a personal level, and only caring for the stimulating interaction and conversation, which I am aware is extremely selfish.



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