How Good Are You At Remembering Faces?

It’s all too easy to forget people’s names and faces, but many people have a perfect recall. How are your facial recognition skills? Are up for the test?

Benjamin Birely
On Oct 23, 2018

What was his name?

Have you seen these eyes before?

We know you couldn't have forgotten him, but what color was his turban?

Was he wearing glasses?

Did we tell you this guy's name?

Have you seen this face before?

Was she smiling?

You Have Incredible Facial Recognition

You Have Incredible Facial Recognition

Wow! You never forget a face!
You have stellar facial recognition. You make it your business to remember everyone you meet by "reading" their faces. Your ability to remember faces points to a deeper attentiveness. You're very aware of your surroundings and you're always present when meeting new people. You have a very high emotional intelligence and you pick up on the small subtleties when in a social situation.

You Have Good Facial Memory

You Have Good Facial Memory

Impressive! You remembered the majority of the faces, which means you're attentive and generally interested in those around you. However, you probably remember conversations better than faces or names. Overall you're genuinely interested in the people you meet and you do your best to remember them. Next time you meet someone new - try paying attention to their features while they speak, and associate parts of the conversation with how they look. This will put you on your way to perfect facial recognition!

You Don't Remember Faces Very Well

You Don't Remember Faces Very Well

You may have given it your best shot, but you had a hard time. There were more than a few faces that you didn't remember. You might be suffering from what scientists term "Prosopamnesia" or the inability to learn new faces. On the bright side, every face really is a new face for you and you never have to worry about the same old faces time and time and time again! You may be overly distracted, which points to high intelligence. Take a deep breath, come out of your thoughts a bit and pay attention to those around you. We're sure next time around you'll get a perfect score!