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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Jun 24, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Nov 9, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    I've made an appointment with a GP tomorrow morning and I'm going to ask her to give me some Ativan or anything that I can use to keep my panic attacks at bay. I've tried...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    Apr 4
    Don't you think we NEED to have a drunken party??😕To say goodbyeeeeeeeeeeeee to Eeeee Peeeeee???😅I'm up for it - but I'm sure I'll be joining any virtual party from my chair...
    BSTisapain BSTisapain
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    why am I posting stuff for. sometime I think I leaf it out. school was great today. to bad I don't have parents. cause it's parents day at school tomorrow. it's sad for me.
    kasydragon kasydragon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    I'd like one but i have a lot of issues and it's like sometimes there's no girl out there who would want me because of those issues I have It's not a priority for me to be in a...
    Dtrax8181 Dtrax8181
    26-30, M
    Apr 4
    Jealousy is one hell of a thing. My cousin and I haven't spoke to each other for YEARS and we used to be the tightly knitted ones. One evening, she texted me telling me she got...
    lunamcmxcix lunamcmxcix
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 4
    It has taken 37 ssri none worked I began cymbalta 6 months ago depression very low pain barely noticeable but I have a choice to use a C2 fur break through pain I have been...
    Vocevaiver123 Vocevaiver123
    46-50, F
    Apr 4
    I have an imaginary lover, but is strange the fact he is a giant teddy-bear (in real, i own him). I like to sleep on him and cuddle with him, to see movies with him and to have sex...
    beatwis beatwis
    18-21, F
    Apr 4
    I'm reading all of your comments at the crack of dawn because deep down I am feeling so depressed and down because of this. I'm a second-semester freshmen and I feel really lonely...
    Helloimjoy Helloimjoy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    Why is so much cymbalta hate and I have had none these side effects is there anyone who like myself who finally began sleeping as I once did and feel less to no pain only use C2's...
    Vocevaiver123 Vocevaiver123
    46-50, F
    Apr 4
    So, my Bulimia used to be about control....a way to stop my emotions. If I was upset or hurt I would B/P so I could somewhat stop feeling. I have started keeping track of what I...
    angelpumpkin36 angelpumpkin36
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    New Home for the ILIASM Community Folks dealing with sexless marriages have -- for years -- sought and offered support at the Experience Project in the experience “I Live In A...
    ILIASMAllie ILIASMAllie
    46-50, F
    Apr 4
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    UnicornsOfHope UnicornsOfHope
    26-30
    Apr 4
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    BSTisapain BSTisapain
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 4
    52. Sometimes I worry about my sanity. I give my attention and focus to a man quite quickly- though, never my heart. I have only met him 2-3 times. But we talk and speak almost...
    UnicornsOfHope UnicornsOfHope
    26-30
    Apr 4
    If you have Facebook for Iphone/Ipod look someone up then go on the search again then scroll down to posts "name here" likes. You can see everything, also replace posts with photos...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    26-30, F
    Apr 4
    Sometimes I wish Seth Rogen could knock me up so we could have a baby together and then he could play fetch with it like a dog. ...is this only a "Me" wish?? Or is this every girl...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 4
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    MidnightMeraki MidnightMeraki
    16-17, F
    Apr 4
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    Abi936 Abi936
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Apr 4
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    ChannelingTruth ChannelingTruth
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 4
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    slivereyes slivereyes
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 4
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    Manuel000 Manuel000
    18-21, M
    Apr 4
    i need a wedge mistress or a girl wedge buddy. i am 17 and am very curious about wedges. i have never received a wedge but sometimes i pull up my underwear a little. i need someone...
    Manuel000 Manuel000
    18-21, M
    Apr 4
    i need a wedge mistress or a girl wedge buddy. i am 17 and am very curious about wedges. i have never received a wedge but sometimes i pull up my underwear a little. i need someone...
    Manuel000 Manuel000
    18-21, M
    Apr 4
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    18-21, M
    Apr 4
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    Kornisone Kornisone
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 4
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    VeritasAequitas VeritasAequitas
    31-35, F
    Apr 3
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    littlerayofsunshine666 littlerayofsunshine666
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 3
    I had a dream the other night in which I was Michael Jackson (never mind that I am a Caucasian woman in real life). I was staying at a villa with some people and for whatever...
    AlacrityMelancholy AlacrityMelancholy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 3
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    bsvetlana7654321 bsvetlana7654321
    41-45, F
    Apr 3
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 3
    I keep visualizing my life. I can't tell if it's in the future or intended to be the moment I'm currently in. It makes me question every choice I've ever made. makes me regret the...
    nielle24 nielle24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 3
    Tonight is a sad night. It's one of those what should I do nights. The child is at granny's. The hubs is either in the living room or his bedroom, not sure which. I have...
    bethany444 bethany444
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 3
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    SuchHorribleThings SuchHorribleThings
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 3
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    howlsowls howlsowls
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 3
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    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 3
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    22-25, M
    Apr 3
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    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 3
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