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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. 35 People

    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't know if this is really true. It is a bit absolute. Depending on how I feel and what I need, ....friendship is a word that can have many meanings. Like the untrue story that...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    I haven't told the truth in a long time about my drug addiction. The last time I was clean was about 8 years ago and I'm not even sure that is true. My drug of choice has been meth...
    Goddess007 Goddess007 46-50 7 hrs ago

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    I have a friend but not the kind i want, she is selfish arrogant and sometimes a b***h. and because of that i really feel like i have no friends. Before, i was prefere to be alone...
    manel2504 manel2504 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    What are your symptoms??? I wanted to stay home last night, yesterday was a long day, but I went into the hospital emergency room. I guessed I would be left in the waiting room...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    You were so close to me when you held the door open I could smell the freshly smoked cigarette on your skin. If I would have been facing you i would have been dangerously close to...
    vivaciousspirit vivaciousspirit 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    Had a conversation with a friend(aka niece's boyfriend). Me: It's been a while, so how are things back home? Friend: Well, nothing much, just having part time jobs for this moment...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    In my opinion, I feel that everybody should love each other/be there for one another as a family. For example, I feel that we need to eliminate jailing and imprisonment. People who...
    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have been taking a low-dose med for some time and have been contemplating going off of it. I forgot for most of this week to take my meds so I thought I'd see where my mood went...
    meadowes meadowes 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    We have an excellent Zoo near where I live. They have large open areas for the animals. They are very knowledgeable about how to create a safe and healthy environment for them and...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I never have A drink.....I have A bottle. Yup
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40 4 hrs ago

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    I've always loved the expression "you can't have your cake and eat it too". Makes sense, you can't physically have it, if you ate it. Maybe that's why so many opt for two cakes...
    extant1 extant1 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have, the strangest I have met was in college and it is a group of usually very liberal friends. They mean very well and are good people but when I told then about the man on...
    Kathree84 Kathree84 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    There are a lot of great posts on EP, and a lot of heart-wrenching experiences. Sometimes, when I read them, I am at a loss for words. On these occasions I hit the "heart" button...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Today I have to put my 7 year old dog to sleep. He has a bad form of Diabetes, he's lost 6lbs (hes a small dog so it isn't good) and we do not have the money to buy him insulin...
    sabrinasilveira sabrinasilveira 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Should I go at this party tonight?? It's in a club... I have bought the invitation already but I have nothing to wear and in super bored to go....
    littlemojosm littlemojosm 18-21 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I may write more about this later. I have written about it in other posts. I like this story topic because it does force one to look at one's life from a different perspective.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    Last night I went to dinner with some very good friends who I hadn't seen in a while. Just sitting there waiting to order, my body temperature shot through the roof as I started...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    its broken in pieces like that Chinese vase your grandmother keeps even though it was dropped by the nieces. picked up all the parts, one by one, held it in my hand and looked down...
    xxbrokenlinkxx xxbrokenlinkxx 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    I woke up with a headache this morning :( It's similar to a migraine aswell. Anyway for the first time I went on the Xbox 360 for the first time in ages in months if you read my...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    my neighbor is just all around bizarre. It's like an art form to the most disturbing degree. He loves any negative attention you're willing to give so he can turn it around in some...
    davenr7 davenr7 31-35 6 hrs ago

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    Where have all the good men gone, and where are the gods?  A hero...Not this:Or that:I mean... grow up, men!
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 13 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have tablets , diazepham mg took 5 so used to then feel better.
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Aren't I always in a dilemma? Go do my homework and avoid getting scolded or have fun and play? (Play as in be antisocial and go on the Internet lol) well, I don't think I'll ever...
    Firepaws Firepaws 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My husband once called me ****. Not ******, just ,"You are ****" & "So awful I gotta have **** just to get off when I'm with you"....he's fabulous
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40 4 hrs ago

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    Recently diagnosed. Diagnosis seems a bit pointless seeing as there's no cure but I suppose it will stop me wasting my time looking for a solution. I wonder what to do with a life...
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have believed in people, and thought that they were real, and fair dinkum, only to find out once I had given all of me to the relationship, that they were not what the said they...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Right now, I have "Want Some More" by Nicki Minaj stuck in my head.
    Music2323 Music2323 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    i have a pure white wolf spirit inside of me but i need a pure indian shaman to talk to
    Darkassassin06 Darkassassin06 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Actually I have a few! And I thank god for all of them!