I was wondering if anyone’s learnt any helpful tricks for how to remember past conversations with people?
I ran into a few very awkward situations yesterday as I was in an event where I met a couple of friends of friends who I had met before many months ago (and actually a couple of years ago with the other person!).
They both remembered a lot about me, they remembered my name and even details like what I do for work and other little bits of information I had told about myself the last time we met… So they could ask nice thoughtful questions like “how’s that situation now that you talked about last time” etc. But my memories of them were so vague it was really embarrassing that I had no idea what to talk to them about. “And how’s your… umm…” I couldn’t remember what either of them does for work or what the f*** we had talked about the last time I saw them… I knew their faces and remembered how I felt about them the first time we met, but any actual details of what we talked about…? How could anyone remember that??
It happens with friends too sometimes, and I feel like sometimes I have to have the same conversation with someone multiple times before it actually goes into my long-term memory… It’s so frustrating and makes me afraid my friends think I don’t care, if I forget which company they’re working for at the moment or something. But it’s just that I literally forget… I’m interested, but the information won’t stay in my head long enough to remember these things the next time I see someone…
I know this is something that probably a lot of people here struggle with. So if anyone’s learnt any tricks that help them remember this stuff, let me know! (Other than secretly recording every conversation I have lol )