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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. 34 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm 19 and I first started pulling my eyelashes when I was in 8th grade. At first it wasn't too bad. I would stand in the mirror and pull my eyelashes but was able to stop once...
    alisonw23 alisonw23 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have lots of scars... Let's talk about those that aren't self made, shall we? Okay, I have a huge scar in the back of my head from when I was pushed off a bed and hit my head on...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Lately I have been feeling really fed up and depressed. I feel that both family and friends hate me being happy or having a life of my own. My parents are both really ill and have...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 1 Response 48 mins ago

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    Yes, it is very true that I have not only natural beasts but they are enormous too. My breasts have never been filled with any silicon and are very natural to look at and touch as...
    singlepregnantmom singlepregnantmom 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have been living with an undiagnosed illness since birth. I think its time that we join together in making sure doctors take our cases seriously. In that spirit I have created...
    iamundiagnosed iamundiagnosed 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Been not well. Have such intense feelings of disgust to the point where I want and need to just claw my skin off. It feels like I am going to go absolutely insane. I was driving...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 17 mins ago

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    I have no one, its not the first time. I talk to the wall because it won't tell my secrets. humans don't get me they don't want me I'm nothing to them. no matter how much I try, I...
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hate it when I wake up from an awesome dream and go back to sleep immediately after I have a different dream or none at all but when I wake up from a nightmare I usually continue...
    jenni234 jenni234 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I want to dye my hair purple but I have to quit my job and find a new one that won't care.
    myhiddenworld myhiddenworld 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    To buy a coat at my work I will have to work at least 18 hours. **** minimum wage jobs! :( ugh I'm a poor college student.
    myhiddenworld myhiddenworld 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Once again I gave in and I fell hard and fast! Much worse and definitely way quicker than ever before. Your more addicting than a drug! Stronger than any poison known to man. But...
    Tj90070 Tj90070 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    This was the conversation at the dinner table before saying grace.She asked, "Do you think dad doesn't really care for us anymore?"He responded candidly, "I guess. No text. No...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm almost 18 and have never been kissed, although I've had two "almost" boyfriends. I can't tell my friends this because they always talk about who they banged at a party etc, and...
    mahe18 mahe18 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I wish some peoples fathers would have settled for a bl0wj0b...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Let's talk about anything. I prefer girls 'cause i'm a lesbian but boys are welcome too. Just want to have a normal convo. krissaralar is my username.
    Kriss17 Kriss17 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Yes i have seen light orbs because I am the one who create light orbs to protect against evil and yes my spells of light protects people and my power of light come from the heavens...
    GodofLight GodofLight 46-50, M 13 mins ago

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    I am devastatingly tired. In other news, camels. That is all internet. Goodnight. Or is it good morning? Maybe I'll have pancakes tomorrow. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm pancakes.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 mins ago

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    I love to sing. Its such a great release. But I am so shy and after many many years of being told how beautiful my voice is, I sadly still do not have the confidence I desire to...
    NonyaArmijo NonyaArmijo 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Uhm.. Yeah. Anyways with showmanship you HAVE to go out and be in front of people. Although luckily I'm not by myself. Today went pretty well, I got 4th place out of 16. Oh well. 3...
    Abbyy99 Abbyy99 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I think I may have just planted the seeds of fresh romance. Hope this goes better than my last one
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M Sep 21

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    I think I might have three spirit guides so far, but I'm not entirely sure. The first one I met was the toad. It happened when I was 14, a few weeks before Christmas. I had been...
    Torapie Torapie 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I have haphephobia--the fear of being touched. I don't remember how it started, I don't even remember noticing it. I knew I was uncomfortable with having people get too close...
    baconette baconette 18-21 1 Response Sep 21

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    I do, he lives down the street. He's seriously the nicest person I've ever met aside from that he looks like a blonde freaking Andy Biersack. I also have absolutely no chance with...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I really need to tell this story without revealing who I am. Thank you for reading if you are and thank you ep for letting me let it all out. It's a long story and I really can't...
    seabird9 seabird9 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    How do you find a happy? What is a happy? People say get a hobby it makes you happy.yes I have this disorder I think but I am self diagnosing myself people think I have bipolar and...
    char3249 char3249 18-21, F Sep 21

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    It is 3 AM here and I am so tired I can only use voice to speech to text this message and I mean type but I am so sad like sad is it everything sad because I am sad I don't think I...
    char3249 char3249 18-21, F Sep 21

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    The most amazing place I have been to after visiting many countries. They have so much culture and such warm people, the beaches are amazing and they just seem so content with life...
    SumoN87 SumoN87 26-30, M Sep 21

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    I have a morbid sense of humor, which tends to scare away people.
    zed2223 zed2223 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 21

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    .....thinking about it. I may have been here a while!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    I just saw a comment towards an 18 year old girl saying "you're 18 and never have given a blow job? How is that possible?" Is it just me or is it good that she hasn't done that...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 21

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