Forgetting someone’s name after being introduced to them is the most mortifying thing, according to new research. The survey found that people find forgetting someone’s name more embarrassing than forgetting a partner’s birthday.
Participants were given a list of forgetful moments and asked to select which they would find the most embarrassing. The survey found that the average person draws a blank about six times a week, adding up to 332 forgetful moments per year.
The survey found that over half (56%) said that they consider themselves forgetful, with 66% saying that they have become more forgetful in the past 10 years. 45% of people admit that their age may have something to do with their forgetfulness.
Top forgetful moments experienced by People
Forget a password:51 percent
Forget things when I grocery shop: 51 percent
Misplace my keys: 49 percent
Forget what I went into a room for 49 percent
Forget people’s names after being introduced: 47 percent
Have a word on the tip of my tongue and not remember what it is: 46 percent
Walk into a room and forget why I’m there: 38 percent
Forget what day it is: 35 percent
Misplace cell phone: 35 percent
Forget words to songs: 35 percent