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I've had a bit of a google and I can't turn anything interesting up so I thought I'd ask here. I have a terrible memory for faces and names, it's getting REALLY embarassing at work. I've worked on a floor of 30-odd people for around a year and a half now, 5 days a week and I can't remember more than a few names
I'll get in the lift at the start of the day and someone else will come in too, I'll push the button for my floor and ask them "Which floor for you?". They'll just look kind of funny at me and say "Same as you.". I usually laugh it off and say it's early but I honestly can't recognise them!
It's not just at work either, I have real problems remembering people! I've tried a fair few memory exercises which are supposed to help, but none really have. I've made a REAL effort to try and remember names and faces but they still slip out.
I went to see The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus the other week and I honestly couldn't tell when Heath Ledger's character was played by other people. They just didn't look different to me. Same happens with all other film stars, my fiancee and seemingly all my friends can identify celebrities in a film but I can't, no matter how famous and how many times I've seen them before. I could look at a picture of Brad Pitt, or Johnny Depp or Angelina Jolie or any other celeb (not that I'm much in to celebs, which I guess doesn't help) and I just can't associate the face with a name, and nine times out of ten the face doesn't even register as one I recognise.
This is hardly a life or death problem but does anyone know quite why my memory for names and faces is so bad? It's awkward when meeting new people. Any suggestions to fix it?
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