Hard to remember names?

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Any difficulties to remember the names of people during conversations?
ASD no problems at all to remember the names of people 16%  16%  [ 3 ]
ASD sometimes problems to remember the names of people 21%  21%  [ 4 ]
ASD often problems to remember the names of people 63%  63%  [ 12 ]
NT no problems at all to remember the names of people 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
NT sometimes problems to remember the names of people 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
NT often problems to remember the names of people 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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04 Jul 2020, 1:46 pm

For me it's often hard to remember the names of people other than those I have to deal with every day or to care a lot. I can remember faces and the situations I have met them but I forget names of other people quite fast. It's sometimes even embarrassingly once I have to talk about problems ot work that are related to specific people. I just did read that it's a very common problem of people who have an Asperger Syndrome. How many here do share this problem?


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04 Jul 2020, 2:00 pm

I have a sharp memory when it comes to names and faces so I guess I'm an uncommon Aspie


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04 Jul 2020, 3:50 pm

I'm better at remembering peoples names now that I'm an adult, but when I was a child I used to forget names all the time. I still don't even remember some of my teachers names after having them as teachers for an entire year.

A trick I used as a child to remember names was I would repeat them to myself over and over, which was kind of weird and made some kids avoid me. Now I just do that in my head, but it doesn't work as well for some reason. lol


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04 Jul 2020, 3:59 pm

I answered this and it has dissapeared.

Cant answer the pole as I don't know yet if I am on the spectrum or not.

Now I have prosopragnosia and also I can forget names. Prosopragnosia is funny as it varies and I don't know when I have it or not.


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04 Jul 2020, 4:33 pm

faces are a lot easier to remember.


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05 Jul 2020, 10:41 am

Mountain Goat wrote:
I answered this and it has dissapeared.
Cant answer the pole as I don't know yet if I am on the spectrum or not.

You should trust naturalplastic that you are. It also obviously to me because you are more then me. :mrgreen:


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05 Jul 2020, 11:59 am

quite an extreme wrote:
Mountain Goat wrote:
I answered this and it has dissapeared.
Cant answer the pole as I don't know yet if I am on the spectrum or not.

You should trust naturalplastic that you are. It also obviously to me because you are more then me. :mrgreen:


Thank you Quite an Extreme. Sometimes I think I am and sometimes I am not sure. Haha! It makes sense if I am and if I am not I will have LOTS of questions to try to make sense of myself.


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05 Jul 2020, 2:08 pm

I'm too focused on how I'm doing in the conversation to remember something as trivial as names.



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05 Jul 2020, 2:56 pm

I take longer than most people to remember a person’s name, I think, but if I interact with someone on a regular basis I usually remember their name eventually. For example I have a GP doctor, a psychiatrist, a dentist, an ENT specialist, and an oncologist, all of whom are Doctor (insert last name), and I have trouble keeping track of which one is which name. I’m paranoid about getting people’s names wrong, so I usually avoid using names unless I really have to.


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24 Aug 2020, 3:44 pm

Usually no problem with names, but don't get me started on faces. I can take a long time to recognize someone and often won't if seeing them outside of where I tend to see them.

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29 Jan 2021, 5:09 pm

It takes me a very long time to learn new names. I remember faces a lot more easily than I remember names.


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