Famous sociologist Sigmund Freud once commented that a person's name is one single context that is most easily forgotten by the human brain. Although the human mind has the ability to store many memories, there could be just some exceptions that some names just slipped our minds. The feeling can be most embarrassing and sometimes may even lead to possible misunderstandings between people. You don't feel good when people forget your name or addresses you by some funny or rude nicknames, like: " Hey you!"

Please do not push the fault on forgetfulness, laziness or simply cannot be bothered. It's considered rude and offensive in our present society and one can be misjudged to be ignorant and uncivilized for committing such blunder. Mastering the skills of remembering names give a person an upper hand during social gatherings and interactions with people. Comprising of the few factors, namely, visual, aural and strategic techniques, it is possible to enhance the different ways to remember names.

Some of the most effective’s methods are in fact, relatively simple and precise. Repetition is one of them. When a new name is being introduced to a person, he has to make sure the name is being verbalized out loudly so that he remembers it. Repeating the names creates strong signals to the brain that this piece of information is important and needs to be stored permanently. This highly effective method is especially beneficial for people who claim that they are forgetful.

Next method is to show genuine interest in the person's name and its variations, for example, if a person's name is David, you may want to ask how the person would like to be called. Dave, or David. Most likely the person will have positive impression of you when you display concern. Preferably you may want to inquire the meaning of the name and why the name was chosen. People will love to tell others the origin of their names and feel proud of it. Indirectly you have showed them that you care and ultimately it enhance your memory of remembering the person's name.

Dramatizing faces also helps in remembering faces and names. For example, David has a mole on his cheek and Lucy has a flat nose with a round shaped face. Associating facial features along with names helps in conceptualizing memory into a long term date store in the brain. To a certain extent this method can be interesting, memorable but yet can also be quite offensive if you remember by associating person's bad points with names. Thus keep it to yourself if you do it this way.

If you are a visual learner, the best way is to keep a small diary and note it down. This method is almost flawless and one can never forget unless you lose your diary. When a name is introduced to you, simply write down the name in your diary as your first step. This creates a great impression if that person sees you doing it. He or she will feel appreciated and happy. After writing down, take a few close look at the person's face and the name few times repeatedly. You will never forget anymore.

Author's Bio: 

Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.