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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. 41 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This is so frustrating.

    I can't pick people I know out of a crowd or find them at airports. I had to train my family to wave vigorously so that I can look for the waving. I don't usually watch old black and white films because the lack of colour makes it even harder to identify people and if there...
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have this and I just started my career

    as a teacher a couple months ago. Two months in a school and I cant recognize my students. Fortunately I use a seating chart, but when I have lunch or recess duty I cant call more then half of them by name. It makes it a problem if a student goes to the bathroom and I don't know...
    dmoa dmoa 22-25, F Dec 3, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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...
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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 51-55 Mar 30, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I'm interested in knowing this subject just

    because of the drama I've watched. I wonder if people who have this can recognize their own face.
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    Related Experiences

    It seems there will always be communication issues between men an women, we see things differently and react differently. This is not a bad thing, just causes misunderstandings and...
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    I was diagnosed with the most painful disease yesterday. I don't know how I got it but imagine it was from an ex that wasn't faithful I'm only 17 and I'm terrified I have the best...
    nadiakp98 nadiakp98 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Christian corners me ( keep in mind he's a big guy ) in the classroom after the staff told him not to date ask me anything. Christian with that creepy *** bug eyed look on his face...
    CreepypastaFan2016 CreepypastaFan2016 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I have no problem with interracial relationships. my family is all married to white women and men. I see no difference in people and I'm from the east side of San Antonio. I...
    claytonspain claytonspain 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have been made to stand in the corner many times after my spankings i get. It is supposed to add to my humiliation but when im there with my hands on my head and my red bottom on...
    CuteNat CuteNat 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Looking to have a chat to anyone. Preferably females, unless you want to talk about your girl/wife guys. Pictures also gratefully received :)
    dirtymind39 dirtymind39 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    yep!!!! I have one every year too. but I don't want o get old like some people do so can I stop having them say when I'm around 25-30 lol then I won't get old!
    JTurner2002 JTurner2002 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    People have called a girl on the phone
    coolboy2468 coolboy2468 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone, I don't have a mother either. She died when I was born so I never knew her. I live with my dad and I think he do pretty good most times but it not like when I go to a...
    JTurner2002 JTurner2002 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm a 19 year old female who has never been in a relationship. It never bothered me until recently. Many people I know have already been in several relationships. I just feel that...
    happypancake happypancake 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Sooo many people who have issue with interracial marriage or relationships don't even bother to take any time to try to learn anything about the so called "races", how or what...
    AvGeek AvGeek 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So, I have literally ballooned up so much in the past several years. In 2012 I was 200 lbs. Now I'm a whopping 285 and it's beautiful. Went up 4 sizes and my belly is humongous. It...
    voluptuousbelly voluptuousbelly 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    If I had dated Nina, what would my life be like now? The possibilities with her were tremendous. I should have tried. No one else would date me and she was way far more awesome and...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    I love Luis Miguel so much omg. He was my man crush ever since I was like 10 or 11, he was the Mexican Justin Bieber during the 80's. He is so beautiful to me, european, tan and...
    DianaFromEP DianaFromEP 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    At one time, I was the victim of a *********. I went to my parents to have something done about it and they wouldn't listen to me. I understand now the problems rape victims have...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    It was dark. Very dark. I was between the ages of three and five, playing in my room with a rolling vacuum cleaner. The kind that rolls the balls around in the plastic and plays...
    nicaea nicaea 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I haven't had a good friend in almost 10 years. I just want someone to talk to and go out for lunch with and just hang out with. I'm not easy to get along with because I'm quiet...
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I think the reason I don't get along with people is because I don't let them close to me. Or I have unrealistic ideas of who they're supposed to be
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have a secret , but its like only 3 people that knows what it is . They told me its prob. better if I don't tell everybody .
    hotpinkpussy hotpinkpussy 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago