Try out this quiz, it`s not a regular test. Thow it might not have a flashy interface and there is no wrong answer, this memory test also contains tips and tricks on how you may expand your memory capabilities. Your answer could be Always, Sometimes, Never.
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1. I forget where I’ve parked my car:
You answered Always or Sometimes: You have trouble remembering places. Below are a few tips that may help you:
After you’ve parked the car, take a few moments to look around you. Note any distinctive landmarks nearby. Make this a deliberate part of your routine by using a cue, such as taking the keys from the ignition, to prompt your search for landmarks. Don’t be distracted by getting your bag ready or unloading the car.
Add meaning to what it is you want to remember. For example, if your car is parked on level 4 near the stairs, imagine a set of four steps. Say aloud, ‘Four steps’.
As you walk away from your car, look back at it so that later you’ll be able to visualise where it was parked.
You answered Never: You’ve got a good visual memory that makes recalling where you put things easy. That, or you actually do not own a car.
2. I forget what my PIN number is:
You answered Always or Sometimes: You have trouble remembering numbers. Below are a few tips that may help you:
Make up a rhyme where each word rhymes with each number of your PIN. For example, 1-2-3-4 could be recalled as ‘bun-shoe-tree-door’.
For longer numbers like phone numbers, break the sequence into smaller groups and use the rhythm to help you remember. For example, 987654321 could become 987-654-321.
You answered Never: Lucky you – numbers are easy for you to remember. Either that, or you actually do not own a credit card. Lucky you no more!
3. I forget the name of someone who has just been introduced to me:
You answered Always or Sometimes: You have trouble remembering names; below are a few tips that may help you:
Focus your attention when someone introduces themselves – block out other distractions.
Repeat their name when you greet them, say, ‘Hi Harry, good to meet you’. You can also repeat the name to yourself a few times or make an effort to repeat the person’s name in the conversation that follows.
Try linking the name to a distinctive feature of the person or to a vivid and unusual image. For example, you might think Harry looks like a prince, so you imagine him wearing a crown. If your problems do not go away, try meeting more beautiful people.
You answered Never: Your skill with remembering names makes people feel special.
4. I forget to turn on the alarm or answering machine before I leave the house:
You answered Always or Sometimes: You have trouble remembering to do things; below is tip that may help you:
Put a sticky note on your house keys to remind you to check if you’ve done what you needed to do before you leave home. Soon enough, you’ll associate picking up your keys with checking the alarm or that the answer machine is on.
You answered Never: You don’t need reminders because you are organised and have a good memory for things that need to be done.
5. I forget where I put my keys or glasses:
You answered Always or Sometimes: You have trouble remembering where you put things; below are a few tips that may help you.
Try to keep items you use often in the same, logical place. If you only wear glasses when watching TV, keep them on top of the TV.
Put a hook up by the front door so you can grab your keys as you leave the house. Remember to return them to their places when you’ve finished with them.
You answered Never: You never forget where you’ve put anything but you probably spend a lot of time helping other people find what they’ve lost. Perhaps you need to teach your skills to others.
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