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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    lately my thoughts are on the fact that my boyfriend says he's polyamorous but when I read the definition of it, he says he's not like others and has his own definition. I wonder...
    MiBelleAmie MiBelleAmie 41-45, F 41 mins ago

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    I have been a pants pooper since childhood. Initially they were genuine accidents, but by the age of about 12 I started doing it deliberately for sexual pleasure. I might be quite...
    dirtywhitebriefs dirtywhitebriefs 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    So today was.... i might need to invent a word to describe what happened this day.... So I was at the school library studying for my exam at Information and Computer Technology...
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I used to have an outie belly button but then I got surgery to change it to an innie and I've loved it ever since 😉
    stewartman12 stewartman12 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    *Sigh* just *Sigh* Sometimes I have no words.
    Sunnykel76 Sunnykel76 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Yeah, just recently at about 8:15AM this morning, I got into a physical and verbal fight with my Fake Mother. She cussed at me, called me the N word several times, and hit me...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Tell me how many you have. I have over 400 pairs.
    57pantievswolf 57pantievswolf 56-60, M 2 hrs ago

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    My dad died last week. He was 78. He was in the process of beating cancer, but had a complication after the surgery that eventually killed him. I feel so guilty - I am the one...
    Snowman12345 Snowman12345 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I've known ever since I was 7 but I thought they were ghosts or demons. the first time someone came out in front of others, I was 17. now I'm married to one of the guys who knew...
    lilystone lilystone 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    Two actually... ---What have you always wanted? --- Did you ever get it?
    blondebean blondebean 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I usually have nightmares and end up crying myself to sleep most nights anyway
    4alex442 4alex442 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Numbness was there when i made peace with my Dad 'again' after a quite of time. I went down to the kitchen and he was sitting there , " welcome back , Dad" with no second...
    StillVentilate StillVentilate 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    ive been wondering for a while why i associate colors with people, numbers, and months etc. i also associate personalities with numbers, 7 has always been a snarky ***** lol. 3 too...
    supmuhj00ps supmuhj00ps 16-17 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have a problem, I fap.. I started fap last year.. I know I made a huge mistake.. I really want to stop fap.. any Idea??
    grimeson214 grimeson214 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    1. nasty *** teeth. like I don't mind coffee stains because they aren't caused by bad hygiene but I once meet a guy with **** actually on his teeth. not stains, like there was...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Have you ever felt like you loved someone so much that when your spending time with them it feels like your staring at an hourglass slowing running out of time you have left...
    Cravndiscipline79 Cravndiscipline79 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    i think what hurts the most is the fact that i have been there for my sister since the day i was born. One could even go as far as to say that my purpose in the family was not only...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have had many teen boys saying "your cute." And stuff and I don't know if they are just saying that it not I don't know! I'm only 13.
    pie323 pie323 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Turns out pregnancy induced insomnia is not a myth. Also doesn't help that I work nights (10 pm-7 am). Needless to say my sleep schedule is way off. Right now, as I type this, I am...
    LoneLostDreamer042 LoneLostDreamer042 26-30, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    all i do is read and write yapi smuy and that's it that's all that i have in a dirty mind. but like, sec that might involve me seems very very awkward but like, other characters...
    Skylar666 Skylar666 13-15, T 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Omg, this sounds sort of like me and my best friend. it's just so many emotions I wabt to get out and I think this is the place to do it. I'm in love with my best friend. It's...
    Daydo99 Daydo99 16-17 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Today I'm going to tell my mother that I have Tinea Versicolor. It's a fact that sleep deprivation produces a drunk effect on the brain, so tonight I'm not going to sleep. I need...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    As I lie on the soft, firm sand and listen to the rhythmical breaking of the waves hitting the shore... I turn inwards, I feel the whirlwind of emotions sweeping through me, and...