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How Good Are You At Remembering Names?

"Nice to meet you, uh... dude."

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Below, I'm going to show you 12 people's names and faces — but ONLY for 30 seconds. Once that's done, I'll test how well those strangers' names stuck in your brain. Ready? Let's go!

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  1. What is this person's name?

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    It's Lisa!

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    This is Chris!

    This is Chris!
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  3. What is this person's name?

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    It's Laura!

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    This is Peyton!

    This is Peyton!
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  5. What is this person's name?

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    It's Deanne!

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    This is Andrew!

    This is Andrew!
  7. What is this person's name?

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    It's Geoff!

  8. What is this person's name?

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    It's Dave!

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    This is Serena!

    Her hair's just a little different than before.

    This is Serena!
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  10. What is this person's name?

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    It's Craig!

    He's just wearing a different shirt than before.

    It's Craig!
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How Good Are You At Remembering Names?

Remembering names is not your strong suit. The second someone is introduced to you, their name immediately leaves your mind. But that's only because you have so much more important stuff to think about. Who has time to remember a few pesky names?

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You've got an okay memory; you remember the important names, but others just escape you. But you don't have a problem just asking them to repeat themselves, and people are usually pretty understanding that you have other things on your mind. After all, remembering names is hard!

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You've got a great memory for names! Whether you use a mnemonic device or if your brain just has a knack for names and faces, you make people feel really good by remembering who they are, even if you've only met briefly.

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