When I am working on the computer I generally have the TV on. I just heard the people on TV talking about how to remember names. This peaked my interest since I am not very good at remembering names. I was good at remembering faces, but I cannot do that now that I am legally blind. So what’s a girl to do? There are so many different theories
on how best to remember names.
Some of the theories
that I can remember are:
Say the person’s name in conversation. This makes a lot of sense to me because you are reinforcing the name in your memory. My problem with is half the time I forget to do this or I forget the person’s name by the time I get to talk.
Associate the name with something. I guess I can understand this one a little bit. But really how are you going to associate Yvonne? My name does not rhyme with anything. Maybe it is more like you knew someone named Yvonne in sixth grade or you went to camp with an Yvonne. I do not use this one because I just do not get the whole association thing. I would be afraid I would say the wrong thing or start laughing if my association was something funny.
The one I just heard was to act like your dog. They said to get all five senses going, yes including your sense of smell. I am not sure how you are supposed to smell the other person and frankly I am not sure I want to know. Yes, you guessed it I will not be doing this theory
How do you remember names? I think there are as many different ways as there are names. Since I have such a difficult time I would love to her your comments. Keep reaching for the stars!