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I Have Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Prosopagnosia. You're not alone. 33 People

    I was born with very,

    very poor vision, which was not recognized until I was about 8 years old. I never saw people clearly enough to really USE faces as information, and still don't/can't really pay attention to them. It can take me months to be able to recognize a new coworker I work with every...
    gtg287y gtg287y 26-30, F Feb 20

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    Why I Want To Get Diagnosed.

    D said she was already in front of the apartment. So I went to greet her, but I saw a girl wearing glasses and texting. I don't know if that's her. I was in the same class with D when I first got to college 5 years ago, and we were in the same french class. After awhile when she...
    echovingttrois echovingttrois 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Can Somebody Tell Me If I Have Prosopagnosia?

    It takes me a couple times of meeting somebody to be able to recognize their faces. After that, I can recognize them in person, and can describe basic features, but cannot recall how their face actually looks without seeing it. If I try to pull up a mental picture of what a face...
    ohemgeeitssarah ohemgeeitssarah 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2011

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    One Of Many Faceblind Stories

    I had a research assistant who was a superstar - someone who did a great job, was very smart, and was fun to be around. One day, I spent an hour meeting with her in my office. Ten minutes later, we passed in the hall.Of course, it took me several minutes to recognize her.
    FaceblindInPortland FaceblindInPortland 56-60 Oct 30, 2011

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    Proso Kids

    The Yonas Visual Perception Lab at the University of Minnesota would like to invite anyone interested in discussing Prosopagnosia as it relates to children to join our Google group. Our group is called "Proso Kids" if you are interested in becoming a member. We look forward to...
    YonasPerceptionLabUMN YonasPerceptionLabUMN 22-25 Nov 14, 2011

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    A Good Experience Because Of Prosopagnosia

    Like most of us with prosopagnosia, most of my experiences related to lack of recognizing people are negative. But here's a positive one: I was at a week-long spiritual retreat, where the teachers included some of the most respected leaders of my religious group. Most of our...
    FaceblindInPortland FaceblindInPortland 56-60 Nov 6, 2011

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    Help

    Hi am from canada and am living in alberta. I am trying to find the best way to go about getting diagnosed. I am sure i have Prosopagnosia. I have had this my hole life, untell now i never had a name for it. I have lost so many people, i love in that sea of strange faces. My goal...
    sabrinawho sabrinawho 31-35, F Oct 23, 2012

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    Awkward.

    I first noticed that I couldn't remember faces when I realised that I couldn't recognise my boyfriend when I was 14. It's difficult to watch movies with many similar-looking characters e.g. Love Actually. It's somewhat easier to recognise people in a particular context. The...
    anythingbutordinaryy anythingbutordinaryy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    How Much Has It Affected My Life?

    I always have had this problem. I have just discovered the name "prosopagnogsia" in the internet. Most of the stories presented in this web page are familiar to me. But I'm not writting for telling new stories (in spite I have a lot of them). I'm wondering how much prosopagnosia...
    USevilla USevilla 46-50 Mar 30, 2013

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    I Think But Don't Know If I Am Seeing "normal"

    it wasn't until 5 years ago that i realized me not recognizing people was a problem. and now that i work in a setting where i am constantly servicing the same people over and over again (that sounds bad-i work in a hair salon). because i can't recognize people i find it hard to...
    soitgoes77 soitgoes77 31-35, F Apr 27, 2012

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    Dread Meeting People In A Small Town

    Sometimes I don't remember people I just met the day before. E.g.: my son went to play at a classmate's house on a Sunday. I met the mom, chatted with her when we dropped off and when we picked up. Nice kids, nice family. The next day when I take my son to school, there's a woman...
    mamali mamali 46-50 Mar 8, 2012

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    Hi everyone, I'm a feature writer in the UK

    and I'm working on a story about prosopagnosia. I'd really like to speak to female sufferers preferably from the UK for a woman's magazine. You would have full copy approval. If you'd be interested in taking part, email me at Phoebe.Jackson-Edwards@pressassociation.com, with...
    pjackson1607 pjackson1607 22-25, F May 21

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    Any Children With Prosopagnosia?

    My 8 year old son has recently been diagnosed with prosopagnosia.  Over the last year or so we started noticing many things like confusing his uncle with his father.  Although my husband are extremely similar in looks, height, weight, mannerisms etc, there is still 12 years...
    faceblindson faceblindson 31-35 2 Responses Oct 31, 2011

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    Mild Prosopagnosia (face Blindness)

    From wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosopagnosia): "Prosopagnosia (sometimes known as face blindness) is a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while the ability to recognize other objects may be relatively intact. The term...
    Perturbee Perturbee 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    One Of My Prosopagnosia Stories

    First of all, let me tell you that I was not even aware that there was a word for what I have been experiencing my whole life, nor have I ever run into anyone else who has this problem of identifying people. I am terrible at recognizing both names and faces. I stumbled upon...
    shoshoni shoshoni 51-55, F Mar 3, 2012

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    Coping Mechanisms

    I focus on the hair for some reason, but when a hairstyle changes, I'm out of luck. Also, if the hair style is similar to another person's hair style that I just met that's bad too. Voice recognition is another coping mechanism that seems to work. I feel better i'm not the only...
    Feb 8, 2013

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    Prosopagnosia Diagnostic: Is It Useful?

    Hello everyone =) As I really appreciate e-learning, about one hour ago I decided to look for an app/website to learn recognizing people because I am so bad at it. In my search I learned about the existence Prosopagnosia and I thought I might be concerned, as I read some stories...
    robindierckx robindierckx 18-21 2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    Face Blindness

    This condition must rate as one of the most embarrassing imaginable! I have suffered from this condition for as long as I can remember.I have learned how to compromise conversations in the street and else where when I am expected to acknowledge anyone who has spoken to me.I have...
    tartito65 tartito65 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    My symptoms started when I was 16. I began to experience widespread joint, muscle pain, and headaches. I was seen by multiple doctors who said that I was perfectly fine and just...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 Jul 21

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    I had a brother, who was my father, who was my uncle. He was murdered. Slaughtered even, his corpse looted & desecrated to this day. I'm sure you've heard of him. How can the...
    zinnyy zinnyy 22-25, M Jul 21

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    Hello. I was diagnosed with A.D. 5 years ago, and 5 years before that I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant (and it has been terrible thus far!) I...
    jenyeaz jenyeaz 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Is this normal? Does anyone else have this?
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Last night I dreamt of an alien invasion. Lots of bright yellow spherical UFOs. My feelings in the dream were very intense. I have had dreams before where I woke up next to my now...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    We were so in love, but we agreed the timing wasn't right and the distance would be difficult. We still stay in touch. He said he's dating someone now, but he also gave me reason...
    SacredEarth SacredEarth 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    My boyfriend's half brother is 24. I'm 15. I have a crush on him. Like, a major crush. Ugh. I wish he would notice me when my boyfriend doesn't.
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I was born with two spirit animals who are always by my side, from what I know its not normal for someone to have two spirit animals. I am able to find other people's spirit...
    ziroks ziroks 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    What if everywhere was like... Canada. What if hurler finished the job. Can you imagine how many things would not have happened??? 9/11. Afghanistan, operation enduring Freedom...
    JaysGrief JaysGrief 16-17, M Jul 21

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    Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be able to go back in time and change how you reacted to something or someone? I sometimes do and tend to relive the moments and the...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Sometimes I just wanna forget all and be again the hard rock careless for emotions but only fun.Please myself and make my will,be in control,have the power.I suposse I should be...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I'm am not typing this again so you'll have to read all my photos
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jul 21

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    When I was little (maybe 7) I use to have this reacquiring dream that I was running from zombies in a an lds church. (I was raised lds) I have done research on the meaning and it...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I notice that when someone is online they rarely ask directly or as its known beat around the bush to get around to a question they actually want to ask.. why is this ? Perhaps...
    GinIyoku GinIyoku 26-30 Jul 21

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    Since we don't know you skumbag...your considered an official stalker. ..don't be too sure what I can do...your just a desperate brick. You have to play a brick to catch a brick
    Debjusnotes50 Debjusnotes50 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I don't believe that it is the end of the world, or even that it is near to being the end of the world. However, the past few nights I have had dreams concerning big world events...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 Jul 21

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    When i was a child my mother was so overprotective and never ever treat me with respect, she never allows me to decorate my own room the way i like and always throw away my...
    thesimpletruth77 thesimpletruth77 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Last night, i dreamt i was on the Fifa World Cup between Netherlands and France. France won but they were withdrawn the trophy and didn't won because they were filming all the time...
    MintPanda MintPanda 13-15, M Jul 21

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    What does the quote 'take the road less traveled' mean to you ? What do you suppose the underlying implications are for your life? What's the application for your own life and...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm starting to think several of my alters have integrated, but I have no idea how to know. It's like I know it is them based on how it felt when I was co-conscious with them, but...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have a snapchat :Kinthicupcake if you like funny stuff blogs or just to talk add me
    IjUstDoNtCare12 IjUstDoNtCare12 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I love a her and she loves me too But i can't have her because she already have a boyfriend. And she's scared that our friendship might be ruin if we follow our feelings
    Harukami Harukami 16-17, F Jul 21

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    All the times I appear alone. ..we have to do that in order to get debra...she's another skumbag like you She was cammed in all day when Ann Marie was here saturday... Who's the...
    gether5050 gether5050 46-50, F Jul 21

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    I personally believe a woman's purpose is to have babies, if possible. Also, I believe the purpose of a woman is to have sex with her husband for fun and games.
    vickianderson69 vickianderson69 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I have a family bed with my infant twin sons. This is great for breastfeeding, playing, sleeping, and bonding together. I believe in families having a family bed. This is best...
    vickianderson69 vickianderson69 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 21

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    When I was on acid, I've never laughed so hard in my life. I have depression and a little anxiety. To avoid having a bad trip, I got in a super positive mindset before the trip...
    hunterrrama hunterrrama 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Iv got 9 tattoos and I find there like an addiction the more I have the more I want I think I might have to stop after my next one lol
    justme414 justme414 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I really want to do urban exploring, like in abandoned buildings and ghost towns. I've always loved to do stuff like that, and I've been finding pictures online of abandoned malls...
    Env06 Env06 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    We are simply not interested in researching and becoming knowledgeable of anything. We expect it all to be done for us,I'm talking about everything from our own personal health...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have been out since I was 13 and I'm 16 now. I have been bullied for being bi at least once a week since I came out, and it does not feel like 3 years already. Despite having...
    eddiefanboy eddiefanboy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I will do ANY dare you have just message me through Personal Message.
    JoshKilbride JoshKilbride 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 21

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