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    Names have always been a problem for me. So I invented a game, that helps me remember the names.

    When I first meet someone I make up a nick-name. It's automatic, I've done it so often.

    i.e. Marcia is "Marshmellow"

    Or it might be based upon physical characteristics and contextual position?

    One executive became "Jaba" as in "Jaba the Hud"...his administrative assistant was "Princess Leha" sp? And it was kind of fun to play Jaba's laugh using a wave file when I'd return to my desk. So everybody else would know where I'd been.

    Now if I see someone, outside of the context I'm used to seeing them. Many times... I have no freakin' idea who they are or where I know them from?

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    yea i usually remember their faces but not their names

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainne View Post
    yea i usually remember their faces but not their names

    "hey i know you, you're that...that guy!"

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    Heh, I'm horrible with names. Usually I'm just stuck saying, "Hey...you! What's your name again?" I once went to classes on Thursday and ate lunch with the same person every Thursday for an entire semester...and yet when I went to the school Christmas party, I wouldn't have known her name if it weren't for the name tag. It was pretty sad on my part. -shakeshead-

    But I've always been pretty good with faces and definitely really good with memorizing strings of numbers. I'm incredibly visual so if I've seen it, I have a much easier time remembering it. But if I've only heard it...ugh. -sighs- I hate class lectures. XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboo View Post
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    Except when they change avatars. I try and make an effort to remember usernames for exactly that reason, and so when people mention the name I know who they're talking about! Same applies to real life somewhat.

    Otherwise, I'm pretty bad at names, and good with faces.
    It's funny the way my brain registers that someone changed their avatar.
    "Oh, that's a different avatar...lessee what s/he has to say...*reads*...oh, that sounds like X poster from before! I wonder who this is! I haven't seen them before. What's their username? That IS X poster from before. Who changes their avatar when that's how I remember them?!"

    I'm not good with names either.

    I read once that names are hard to remember because 1) you only hear it once or twice and 2) 'cause names don't have a lot of meaning, they're just words that we call people, seemingly arbitrary words, especially people we don't know well...it's kinda hard to remember that stuff when it comes out of no where. We also don't use names for anything else since they have no real meaning.

    It's not like we run around saying "gosh, that person is so mary" (where "mary" means "bitter").
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmartinez84 View Post
    It's funny the way my brain registers that someone changed their avatar.
    "Oh, that's a different avatar...lessee what s/he has to say...*reads*...oh, that sounds like X poster from before! I wonder who this is! I haven't seen them before. What's their username? That IS X poster from before. Who changes their avatar when that's how I remember them?!"
    Yes I feel so confused when people change their avatars... but I understand wanting to change avatars.
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