I can’t remember names for the life of me, or like say words with no significance, or that sort of thing
Just generally things that are arbitrarily attached to something, labels, specific dates, etc.
It’s really hard to explain really but I have this horrid mental block on this sort of thing and it makes things an absolute pain in the ass because if something isn’t of the conceptual nature, I can’t remember it, it doesn’t stick with me - memorization is hell.
It made American history absolute bullocks for me, because that’s ALL names and dates. No bigger concepts, no periods, just lots and lots of names and dates for the most part. Same thing with chemistry, ESPECIALLY organic nomenclature.
But at it’s worse it makes memorizing names of people, even those I’ve seen thousands of time and know very well difficult. People get offended, upset, hurt because I take a second to recall their name or outright have to ask them, it’s not because I don’t know them because I remember who they are, their face, their personality, all of those things perfectly but their name just eludes me.
Passwords are absolute hell. If it’s not a password I have down to muscle memory I cannot remember it and will spend a bunch of time fumbling through it, thus I tend to get caught by anti-hacking processes a lot, even if I really need to get into it (like my email). Not only is it hard to remember the password in it’s own right, but password strengthening requirements add whole new levels of impossibility for me by requiring me to throw in even more arbitrary numbers and symbols, so even if I put in something I absolutely cannot forget the fluff-characters evade me. I wish there were more alternatives to passwords, things that work with people who learn and memorize things differently because password protection protects my account from everyone due to how often I need to change it from forgetting it but mostly myself.