What compliments have you received about your memory?

I have recently corrected a friend about the date I had last helped her with some work. She had said it was last summer and I remembered it was around Christmas time. She realized her mistake and then added that I had a good memory. I couldn’t do anything but to laugh at the compliment; that morning, I had memorized a deck of cards under 3 minutes using my very polished memory stems. (But I’ve never gotten a compliment about my memory for doing this or for anything else involving my memory). Ironically, it is what I remember without having made any conscious effort to memorise that earns my memory a compliment. Is this normal?

So, in this thread I’d like to know who has ever complimented your memory on what occasion, or if no one seems to have ever noticed anything about your trained memory, as far as you know. Thanks

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Usually I get compliments on how oblivious I tend to be :stuck_out_tongue: I have a great factual memory, intellectual things enter my mind and never leave. But when it comes to other things, my memory is about as good at memorizing as paper is at being fireproof.

Though using my mnemonic system, I now do manage to remember a lot of names and numbers, especially numbers, which often amazes people when I remember a bunch of phone numbers or ages. When it comes to names, I never get compliments, people just say that I am “good with names” and they are “bad with names”. In reality, I am terrible with names >.< I would most likely even forget my own name if it wasn’t yelled as many times as it was when I was young… (I had a tendency to wander off and get lost just about everywhere).

I do get some compliments for my knowledge of a lot of things, though I never used mnemonics to remember those things.

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I get compliments all the time.

Just this morning my boss said to me, “Congratulations on remembering to show up for work on time.”

And I wasn’t even using mnemonics.


While not really a compliment, I went to play poker for fun with some friends this weekend. I had never done it before, got the rules explained, and won quite some times, now they won’t play with me again. :’(
I may or may not have been memorizing every card that has been in play to see what the odds are of a good hand :stuck_out_tongue: Didn’t work out all the time, but well xD

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If I manage to leave the house with my pants on and facing forward, I consider it an achievement but I never get compliments on it.

I used the image of a person I once met on a few occasions that had a convenient name, Laurie, in my memory castles as a peg. 2-3 years later, I met that person and called her by her name right away. She complimented my memory at that point and wished me a very good day. Maybe she thinks I think about her all the time. But it’s only when I think of that 7574 number! I guess can’t tell her that.

Mayarra, I think you have the nicest compliment with no one wanting to play with you. Congrats.


I recieve thanks for my memory more then compliments.
Like : "Wow, really? Your memory is terrible for someone who knows a toughsand pi digits! xD
Hahahahahahah… hahahaha. Thanks for the laugh, and for making me feel better with myself xD "

Yeah, my familly and friends are not going easy on me… =_=

But yeah, when I remembered the 10 digits wifi password of my friend’s house and shared it with all the next guest, then I got a few compliments at least xD

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“You really do walk your talk.”

The best compliment ever.

Edit: Ha ha, more like an observation than a compliment. I wish I could meet everyone interested in memory improvement, but there are only so many hours in the day … :wink:

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Last month I was a groomsman at a wedding. I knew there would be lots of people there who I hadn’t seen for a long time. I didn’t want the embarrassment of being stuck for names. So I asked the groom for the guest list and memorised 120 names.

I did it just for my own benefit and didn’t expect anything to come from it. Later my mother asked who was going to the wedding. I said I had the guest list and she asked to see it. Instead I just sat in the chair and listed all the names. She was super impressed. People and names and social things are important to her so she was very complimentary.


Names are very important indeed in social situations :slight_smile: Simply knowing/remembering people’s names can improve a relationship with them by the millions

None. I find it annoys people.


Any examples you’re willing to share?

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They said I was smart but that’s it tbhsrs