How To Remember NamesFind out why you forget names and how you can change that today
Have you ever said ‘I remember your name but not your face’?
Of course, you haven’t.
Forgetting someone’s name is common and it happens for a number of reasons.
- You lack motivation
When you meet someone briefly the motivation to remember that name contributes to whether you’ll remember their name. If I gave you £500 to remember the name of the next person you meet I guarantee you’ll remember it.
- 6-second window
Your brain is efficient and as a result, doesn’t store information that isn’t valuable. As a result, your short-term memory gives you six seconds window to store a piece of information before it removes it.
- Your mindset
If you keep telling yourself that you’re bad at remembering names… well, guess what the next person you meet, you’ll forget their name. This is because your brain is a supercomputer and the self-talk you use daily is the program it runs.
Tip 2Associate the name with something else
Tip 3Say the name often
Saying someone’s name is the biggest compliment you can give them. Not only that but when you purposely use their name whilst talking to them you keep it in the front of your mind.