Name blindness

I like to think of myself as good in social situations — I’m an extrovert, love feeding on others’ energy, and enjoy talking to strangers.

Yet, I have profound name blindness.

Basically, if I walk up and meet someone for the first time — be it a work contact, or a good friend’s family member or SO — I shake their hand, hear their name, and IMMEDIATELY forget it. Like, immediately. For some reason, the part of my brain that’s supposed to recall names is completely dead.

It’s actually super stressful — there have been way too many times I’ve re-met someone and have no clue what to call them.

Tell me I’m not alone!