Perceived by Others

People with low working memory capacity may be perceived socially by others as forgetful, disorganized, and easily distracted. They may struggle to remember important details, miss deadlines, and have difficulty following through on commitments. This can make them appear unreliable and can negatively impact their relationships with others.

People with low working memory capacity may also struggle with multitasking, leading to difficulty in keeping up with conversations, and may not be able to follow the flow of a group discussion. They may be seen as less efficient or less competent than others who can handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

In addition, people with low working memory capacity may struggle with problem-solving and decision-making. They may take longer to process information and make decisions, which can lead to frustration and impatience from others.

However, these people can also be perceived as flexible, creative, and faster on taking decisions. A lower capacity of working memory could also mean fewer mental processes when interacting with others, which could allow them to read social cues more effectively and be perceived as more socially adept.