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Why Names Are So Easy to Forget

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I admit, I am one of these people. I never remember nor care to remember their names. Mostly this is due for me having to meet so many people and, yes, I admit, I care not for 90% of them. :p
    Why Names Are So Easy to Forget - The Atlantic
  2. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    It takes forever for me to learn a name. I rarely use them and it just feels awkward when I do in a group smaller than five or six no matter how well I know the names of those involved it just isn't important to how I interact verbally with someone unless I am trying to get their attention in a crowd, at which point the name usually springs to mind even if I couldn't think of it in a private conversation 5 seconds earlier.
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  3. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Next-in-line effect and working memory failure get me all the time.

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