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I was wondering if you could post what MBTI type you are and what techniques you use to memorize information. How do you best remember information? For example, I'll start out:

As an Si user (ISTJ), I am pretty good at collecting information. I'll remember anything if it made a distinct impression on me (which means it differs from my own perspective or if it disagrees with or contradicts theories or interpretations I have learned about in my classes). It is often easier to remember things that have difference between them.

Of course not all things can be remembered this way. I often try to look for patterns (how are things the same or different from each other?) to try to remember foreign language grammar and vocabulary as well as math formulas. If stuff can be linked together in a pattern, I feel like it's less information to have to remember.

Sometimes I had trouble remembering details about how processes work. For example, I'd have a hard time remembering all the details about sexual and asexual reproduction of cells. I would need to make myself understand the processes first. If I don't understand soemthing complicated, I have a really hard time remembering facts about it, no matter what techniques I try to employ. Remembering steps of procedures is difficult for me, so I need to break things from the procedures down into parts.

I also try to ask myself questions and/or get a friend to ask me questions (I can often recall stuff if I have to answer questions for some reason).

Another tactic is writing stuff down and thinking about it at the same time. The act of writing can help me remember stuff (as long as I am thinking about the idea/fact at the same time) because it forces me to slowly think about the fact until it is lodged in my brain.

That's all I got for now. But please tell me what techniques you use. :)
 

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From my interpretations

Si: Focus on experiencing innervation; Recalls innervation details and everything that can be related to the specific time-space during the special innervation. The objective is building a confident data-bank to recognize optimal innervation for it's time-space to be secured by experience.

Ni:Focus on interpreting innervation; recalls innervation personalized meanings and the mental imagery, as well as many other memories of meanings related to them. The objective is restructuring interpretations with new imagery, for it's personal meaning to surpass previous significance of innervation.

Ne: Focus on observing associations; recalls relationships about observations as attributes or patterns of the current experience offerings. The objective is recognizing those relationships that are yet to be observed but can barely be distinguished for the understanding of reality to be changed.

Se: Focus on participating actively; recalls relevant data of previous dealings with reality, that directly explain current experiencing. The objective is attending the available data to gain a position in favor of evident advantage where it can look for, as well as, deal with new opportunities.
 

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as a personal use, i often visualize myself giving a conference about the topic intended to me memorized. I'm usually against just remembering anything for the sake of doing it. I see myself in a succeeding future using this knowledge to reach into others work. i talk to myself out loud while imagining as if i was giving a lecture of it to newbies of the theme. as i listen to myself more images come to my mind that clarify my understanding; i draw simplistic analogies with the purpose of others arriving at a basic understanding of the concept where i then can start to develop a story about the involution of this analogies towards the main concept.
 

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I avoid memorizing when at all possible. It is a waste of valuable brain space.
 

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I was wondering if you could post what MBTI type you are and what techniques you use to memorize information. How do you best remember information? For example, I'll start out:

As an Si user (ISTJ), I am pretty good at collecting information. I'll remember anything if it made a distinct impression on me (which means it differs from my own perspective or if it disagrees with or contradicts theories or interpretations I have learned about in my classes). It is often easier to remember things that have difference between them.

Of course not all things can be remembered this way. I often try to look for patterns (how are things the same or different from each other?) to try to remember foreign language grammar and vocabulary as well as math formulas. If stuff can be linked together in a pattern, I feel like it's less information to have to remember.

Sometimes I had trouble remembering details about how processes work. For example, I'd have a hard time remembering all the details about sexual and asexual reproduction of cells. I would need to make myself understand the processes first. If I don't understand soemthing complicated, I have a really hard time remembering facts about it, no matter what techniques I try to employ. Remembering steps of procedures is difficult for me, so I need to break things from the procedures down into parts.

I also try to ask myself questions and/or get a friend to ask me questions (I can often recall stuff if I have to answer questions for some reason).

Another tactic is writing stuff down and thinking about it at the same time. The act of writing can help me remember stuff (as long as I am thinking about the idea/fact at the same time) because it forces me to slowly think about the fact until it is lodged in my brain.

That's all I got for now. But please tell me what techniques you use. :)
To remember things I usually repeat the same thing over again until it hurts. Really I hate studying for tests more than anything else. I can't sit still well and can't focus for shit, so it sucks. I did have a humanities teacher do something for the class one time though. She put all the test material that we had to learn on an MP3 recording so that we could go on blackboard and listen to it anytime. That really helped. Also, sometimes to remember information, I will just write it down over and over again or type it continously until I have it down pat. I am a very visual, audio, and most kinesthetic learner.
 

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For me...

INTJ is my type though my memory ranges considerably though here are a few methods that work for me:

1. Write it down. Whatever I've written seems to go into a vault that I can access with a certain amount of ease generally. Somehow the mechanical muscle memory works for me as a way to remember things yet I don't do so well in remembering what I said in most situations.

2. Link into my mega-DB. This is where I find ways to connect some new information into my existing compilation of knowledge. Generally, this works OK as long as one can wait a few seconds for me to play out a few links and see what happens in my quickie searches. There are some cases where hours after I needed something it finally comes to me but this is the price of my system.

With an Ni/Se combination, I am good at little details in my environment around me while within me I am better with the big picture than the details. Sometimes things come to me or I'm seen as "lucky" which I can accept as part of how I survive in this wacky mixed up world we inhabit. I do have brain farts and other memory issues intermittently, so this isn't a flawless approach by any stretch.
 

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Associate something with it.

I was hiding my key for some reason and as I was putting it away I did this really weird screaming, screech noise. Why? Because I needed to find the key. I remembered the noise and what I was doing when I made the noise annnnd, va la~
 

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Associate something with it.

I was hiding my key for some reason and as I was putting it away I did this really weird screaming, screech noise. Why? Because I needed to find the key. I remembered the noise and what I was doing when I made the noise annnnd, va la~
Yes, pneumonic devices work well for me as well.
 

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For school. I write, and rewrite notes or definitions until it becomes like muscle memory. I cannot remember very well just by reading or listening.

For work, when learning something new, I like to get in there and get the job done so I can see what mistakes or problems can arise and fix them as they come along. Remembering instructions is not as useful to me as doing it and experiencing it myself so I know what to expect.
 

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I just read it with the intention of memorizing it, and it sticks, at least after the third or fourth time. Read and repeat, it works.
 

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My memory has the pleasant property that I remember things when needed. With Ni as my first function, I'm focused on the relationship between things rather than the things themselves. So I'll remember something right away when the situation is similar.

I'm not good at remembering a collection of individual items. Only when I can understand how it all works together, my memory starts to work better. I think that's also an Ni property. Perhaps it's why INTJ's like to figure things out so much. Only if it makes sense, I can remember things. And then it's pretty easy to remember.


As for things like remembering where I left my keys and things like that.... In stead of forcing myself to remember, I have fixed places for things. When I come home, the keys always go to the same place. That way I just have to remember where they key place is and not what I did with them the last time I came home. That logic works very good with many things, though it can fail miserably when you´re not the only one using the same keys. :laughing:
 

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When it comes to school, I really can't remember things just by reading. I usually have to read the book and "recreate" the wording, by writing it down on paper, into something I will memorize. I also have to find "key words" and make comparisons/connections that will automatically make me go "Ah ha!" if I see it on a test or something. Foreign languages, biology, English... those courses took a toll on me, because they required much more effort on my part before I was able to remember everything I needed for tests and whatnot.

It's soooo much easier for me to remember numbers and dates. Give me your phone number, social security number, bank account number, birthday, whatever.... I will have it memorized in less than two minutes, and it just stays with me forever and ever. :unsure:

When I'm listening to music, I tend to remember all of the words pretty quickly. After a couple of listens, I already know the song. Take the music away and have me sing it on my own, it gets pretty tough for me to remember all of the words and the order they went in. I need the actual background music.


Yeah. Sorry, I'm still unaware of my type.
 

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As an ISTP with strong Se and decent Ne, my method for memorizing stuff for school involved reading the material while having the TV on (on mute) while playing music in order to keep me concentrated. I've occasionally explained the material to people which also helps me memorize it. Only sometimes do I actually test out the stuff.
 
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