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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I literally am reading all these stories and my heart aches. I have been in two mental hospitals and been batteling depression for six years. I have cutt every place there is skin...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My mother is a narcissist. My dad is her faithful enabler. They have been married for 52 years and to this day he does what she says. My mother was never home growing up. When...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 12 hrs ago

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    My mother trashes my integrity every time she can. This last time is the point of no return for me... I have been a good daughter my entire life. I have been successful and...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    So there is no more court. My lawyer did play the 911 tape though. It's got me curious to know if the guy who saved my life is on at least Facebook. His name is Blake Walters but...
    raemar85 raemar85 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    In need of some rabbit advice!! Well I decided to get a baby bunny, I got her from a really nice guy who clearly has dedicated his life to his rabbits lol, he had a bunch, males...
    Beth0888 Beth0888 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have had stage 3 HS for 11 years now. When It first showed up I was so embarrassed I didn't tell anyone I was living in South Carolina at the time in foster so it wasn't like I...
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have a pretty bad case of ptsd. I have done service overseas, in Iraq, in both the Marines and the Army. As was the case with most guys, I bought into the duty and honor of...
    amp6046 amp6046 26-30, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My mom was a single parent to me and I'm an only child. She worked her *** off providing for me.. So I spent most of my time growing up with babysitters and family members. She did...
    sunshiineee sunshiineee 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I am so incredibly heartbroken:( I have just learned that my uncle & Cousin's family dog, Skyler passed away yesterday. This dog was like my very own. He was loved by so many...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    i have no problem with interacial any thing but sometimes its not that simple ....like people say love is color blind..maybe love is...but people are not......and it depends on who...
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have problems with anxiety ever since I know about myself, and I'm currently having an identity crisis that's really severe. I've been to one psychotherapy already, it did help...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I made a horrible decision(s) He was my friend He was my older sister's friend too He was my affair I was his affair He was 18 And it happened 3 times If the worst situations came...
    gugly14 gugly14 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm clearing my head. Today has sucked major *** and if I think about it I will never go to sleep and I will need my sleep for tmrw. Going to face someone tmrw who I don't want to...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm one who has no problem with interracial relationships. Most of my romantic relationships with women have been with non whites. I dated mainly Hispanic women in high school...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 20 hrs ago

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    I notice alot of women say I have a cute baby face and would love to shrink me, put me n a baby carriage and have me as their baby. Winder why they say this!
    SmileyWileyGuy81 SmileyWileyGuy81 31-35, M 6 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Okay so last Friday I was at My boyfriend's house and we were in his room waiting for his parents to finish up dinner. his younger brother had his girlfriend over as well. Me and...
    maromis maromis 16-17, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Hi, I am new here and just needed to talk with people who would understand what I'm feeling! I love my husband, he is my true soulmate and greatest love, I never ever want to be...
    Coco181225 Coco181225 26-30, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have only one child; my precious daughter. Her name is Katie.. As she ages, I'm becoming increasingly stressed out. Sometimes I feel like it's hard for me to lead by example...
    majesticmaddy majesticmaddy 70+, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I learned Pi. I hate math, but I really regret not learning some Pi when I was in school. I would have written it at the bottom of every test, and probably gotten the 2 percent I...
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I have a Scottish accent which I have been told I sexy!
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    Most of them about killing. When I was a child I wanted to kill my family.. for absolutely no reason. I'd plot it.. then laugh... then feel miserable. Well it does not limit to my...
    jayshade jayshade 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    We don't get to choose our families unfortunately. If we did it would be nice though. I come from a very unaccepting, judgmental, conditional love sort of family and recently it...
    crystalc1973 crystalc1973 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    So today, one of my friends friends was bragging about her new job at McDonald's. She is 21, 2 years older than me. Basically she was rubbing it in everyone's face that only...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Me aged 7. I lived with my mum in a council house just me and her she didn't work and we certainly didn't have much. But you don't need stuff to be happy Then she met a guy. It was...
    Onedaybaby Onedaybaby 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    Whenever my parents leave the house, I have to say 'I love you'. The thinking behind this is that if they die, the last words they hear from me will be 'I love you'. When I put...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I haven't remembered my dreams in a long time, but this one is too crazy to forget. Throughout the whole dream, I and whoever I'm traveling with are on this journey. I think we...
    kck3862 kck3862 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    A TRIBUTE TO ENCHANTINGDREAM Most my friends will know I am not one to advertise sexual stuffs freely for others to see. But ever since I met my girlfriend here EchantingDream...
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30 5 hrs ago

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    I lived in a house where the lights would flicker everhtime I was happy or the second I calmed down & no one else seemed to have noticed anything about the lights in our opuse...
    whatelephantswhistle whatelephantswhistle 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I don't have any piercings or tattoos. I don't think I will ever have any. I don't like them at all and find them a turn off. They can ruin a nice body.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    2 years ago I told my bf I had HS stage 3 found out he did as well.... He has it very mildly maybe stage one. Told him all the crazy stories from trying to hide it for (when I was...
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have been seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist since I was 12. I had depression and Psychosis disorder nos. Around 15 my mental health started to decline even more. I was...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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