TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY



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HELPFUL TIP:

When planning a cast member's talents and skills, think about how genetics, personality traits (both positive attributes and flaws), past experiences, environment, and the character's roles (within a family, a community, and society) all factor into what strengths may form. These special qualities should tie into the story, not only to make the character interesting but also to help him achieve his goal.
DEFINITION:
The ability to remember things exactly as they happened (also called eidetic memory)

DESCRIPTION:
People with photographic memories can recall with great accuracy objects, text, images, and scenes that were witnessed for a brief period of time. It is debated whether true photographic memories exist. While there are people with incredible recall, the extent to which this ability is often portrayed in movies and books is definitely beyond the norm. 

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
An intense focus
A desire to learn and absorb knowledge
Strong communication skills
The ability to reason and see how different pieces of information together
Being able to process high levels of sensory input at once
Being difficult to distract

POSITIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:

REQUIRED RESOURCES AND TRAINING:
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ASSOCIATED STEREOTYPES AND PERCEPTIONS:
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SCENARIOS WHERE THIS SKILL MIGHT BE USEFUL:
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