Perceived by Others

People with high short-term memory may be perceived as detail-oriented, organized, and attentive. They are likely able to remember important details and pieces of information quickly and accurately, which can be valuable in academic, work, or social settings. Others may rely on them to recall important information or details that they may have forgotten. Their ability to quickly memorize and recall information may also make them highly efficient and reliable. However, they may struggle with big-picture thinking and creativity because their focus on details may make it difficult for them to see larger patterns or make connections between disparate pieces of information. In general, their high short-term memory is viewed as a strength due to its ability to give people who use it accurate recall of specific details while not being distracted by anything else.