You will undoubtedly meet a ton of people throughout your life. And, typically, you will not always remember the people that you meet. However, it is important to try your best to make a mental note to remember someone’s face when meeting them. One of the worst feelings in the world is when you meet someone and have a clear memory of your conversation and other things about them. However, when you run into them in the future, they have absolutely no recollection of who you are. This makes you feel as if you are unmemorable or unimportant- which you’re not. Sometimes when you meet someone for the first time, they are dealing with other factors that may put their focus in areas other than actually engaging in the conversation they had with you.
Another thing is that it is very important to remember people who your friends specifically introduce you to. When a friend tries to make a connection between two people, the likelihood that the mutual friend has talked about both parties to about the other person is pretty high. Therefore, these people that you are introduced to are essentially prepped with a little previous knowledge about you. Therefore, if you don’t make a conscious effort to engage with them and know who they are, thenn if you ever see them in the future and try to introduce yourself, it is likely that they will have remembered you, instantly causing them to be offended that you did not remember them from the previous time you met.