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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. 38 People

    I have always had trouble recognizing people

    even close family and people I have known for years. I was somewhat of a social misfit as a kid. If the teacher said “Hand this to Joe.” I would have to try to figure out which boy was Joe, even if I had known Joe for three years. I have become very adept at recognizing...
    HannahRM HannahRM 46-50, F Oct 7, 2014

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    Prosopagnosia? Don't be embarrassed.

    I read an article in a Time magazine about 10 years ago and was so happy to realise I was not alone in my trouble with face recognition. I rate my condition as at the mildish end of the spectrum - some people are distinctive but most are not. However, I'm now quick to explain...
    Wordsmithy Wordsmithy 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    SO just yesterday I found this name in amongst

    some web blogs while trying to loo for something to cheer me up. The past 2 months since starting uni I noticed that I would walk past people without knowing I had, even though (apparently) I was looking straight at them. And then I read pages about Prosopagnosia. And cried...
    Cloveri Cloveri 18-21, M Nov 2, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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

    They are no different than us. They have feelings. They feel sad, happy, angry, anxious, scared, threatened, just like us. Therefore, I treat them like they have feelings. They...
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M 1 Response 23 mins ago

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    This section is becoming my most "popular" experience area, but I suppose it's easier to talk about something as I am experiencing it as opposed to in any other way. Today was, as...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I write on here to vent my feelings. Why is it okay for othet people to vent to others about people they have problems with but when i do it, im considered evil or bad? Im not here...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have had this experience before people pretend to care and then you fall for it have done that before.
    DarkWorld98 DarkWorld98 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have experienced it twice. The second time was no less terrifying to the first. It felt as if something was holding me down and when I tried to call out for help I had no voice...
    mindfulmermaid mindfulmermaid 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    When no one builds you up and only cuts you down, it's hard to feel confident. Sure, they say you can ignore people who put you down, but when it's your family, how do you ignore...
    Daquiri928 Daquiri928 46-50, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I climb out of bed in the middle of the night. I pull my hoodie over my head and grab the car keys. Clumsily, I walk down the hall, out the door and down the steps to my car. I...
    indeliblyME indeliblyME 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have posted in this thread a few times in the past. It has been 9 months since my last post. I am pleased and proud to say that my relationship is the strongest it has ever been...
    sfm21 sfm21 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    If you don't do wild things when you're young, you'll have nothing to smile about when you're old. 😏
    silverliningxo silverliningxo 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am not a "goody two shoes" but I have never had the desire to do illegal drugs.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Im having a breakthrough guys. I have had severe HS for 12 years and its been an absolute living hell. My underarms are scarred and have different skin tones and I have always felt...
    bel1196 bel1196 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Oh boy! My whole life is about to change! I got a fax from a woman in Spain that has $25,500,000.00 in US dollar just stuck in a safety deposit box and her husband agrees to give...
    rarelyfree rarelyfree 41-45, F 34 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    this absolutely sucks I've joined just for this reason and i feel like i will never be able to have a serious relationship with this who wants to have sex with someone with these...
    kaitiegirlsms kaitiegirlsms 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I think their afraid of what's going to happen to them. But to tell you the truth, it still ****** me off. Since none of the friends I have ever respond to rude comments they get...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I like being sad. I like being cold and wet. I like feeling that way when I know I will be warm and dry. I like being cold and hungry and looking into the window on Thanksgiving...
    rick4545 rick4545 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    Didn't know the extent of how bad until I did some research online. My thing was dustmites and mold. Holy effing sh--- part and partial was the fact I didn't know that you need to...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    Actually I have two... My mum and my beautiful baby daughter. My mum is my best friend and I don't know what I'd do without her.
    JenniBob JenniBob 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Soooo i have an older bro with aspergers syndrome..... He's a little different though coz unlike most aspergers he is very loud and ttries to b sociable. It took me a long time to...
    Avreich Avreich 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I thought the cat was dead...or at least dying. I thought I would have to dig another hole in the back yard. It was three in the morning and there were no vets available. But his...
    rick4545 rick4545 36-40, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't see a problem with it. All of my past relationships have been interracial. Love who loves you I guess and don't worry about other people. Gotta live your life for you and...
    RastaGotSoul RastaGotSoul 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    It's really funny when someone insults me by calling me a druggie. Like I know I'm a f****** druggie how the f*** are you gonna call someone what they are as an insult? That would...
    GiveMeHead69 GiveMeHead69 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    You left and took everything, you took the three things I cared most in this world for, You and our two dogs that we had together for 8years, what am I suppose to do when all I...
    koorie123 koorie123 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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