Post by champagne_dad on Aug 12, 2017 4:26:24 GMT -5
I took a facial recognition test too and I scored 85%. That being said I'm usually quite good at recognizing faces, often because I notice people's distinct facial qualities and even fashion sense. Those sets of features on a person leaves a sort of imprint on my mind and adds to the vividness of my memories. Everything is as is, so if I see a person once then thats it, their face is settled in my mind. I also dont get caught off gaurd when someone does something different to their hair or whatever else because their imprint has left such a strong impression on me. In a way everything that I see is just.. really strong and impactful to me I guess?
However its names that often confound me, so whenever a particular person is brought up I can remember their faces but unless I haven't attached a name to them I won't fully know who they are. I usually have no problem telling people apart either unless they look really similar. I also often don't forget what people look like either and have an easy time recognizing even after some time, though I can forget their names.
On the Australian test I got 63%. I usually avoided peoples faces for a long time and it's been a pretty hard habit to break. I didn't feel like the faces were unrecognizable and I saw them as distinct but when all those images started coming I started to stress a bit. It's amusing since it was actually a relief when I did recognize a face. I was like, "it's serious face dude, yay!".
I definitely think I remember faces slightly better than names. But my memory is very bad in general, so I won't depend on it. This seems like something I just grew out of, though, since I can do this just fine now.
Ok I did a test on recognitionmemory.org and my score was 70 from average of 74. I guess that makes me kinda average right?
Ne user. 66/91% on the first one (those 'noisy' pictures at the end were horrendous). A terrible 60 out of 75 (average is 63.7) on the second one. That was very surprising, because I'm usually good with faces. I wonder if the problem there was short-term memory, which varies heavily for me. I also noticed halfway through I was clicking through too fast.
I'd guess that T users tend to be worse at recognizing faces on average because T is less attuned to that world, though there'll always be exceptions like Mike (or legitimately face-blind F users). I don't think I've noticed Ne users being worse at faces though.