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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The administration have in some way managed to get rid of the rigid and strictly business -like method from the employees and also have culminated an exceptionally heat and...As we...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have pica and I have done for as long as I can remember. Unlike most people who have the syndrome/disorder I have had cravings for a WIDE variety of things throughout my...
    Pandasaurusrex Pandasaurusrex 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    It's the 26th day of my only attempt to stop throwing up, and not every day has been perfect diet and sometimes I haven't done any exercise at all on a few of the days but I haven...
    zoehammo zoehammo 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    For over the last year I have been involved with an old friend who is married. We are having an affair, at least we were. A month ago his wife discovered his affair and he decided...
    michaelsotherwoman michaelsotherwoman 36-40, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I love my boyfriend, and recently, I had an experience with him that I've never had before. He makes me feel things I've never felt, and I wish everyone in the world could...
    savakora savakora 16-17 11 hrs ago

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    I have always been told that my voice is calming and relaxes people. I was a preschool teacher for a couple years and was told that makes sense because I have the perfect voice for...
    ToBeYours ToBeYours 26-30, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I don't know how I did it but I somehow managed to not write any stories over the summer. It was hard to fight the urge because I'm a bit of writer and when ideas come I just want...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    Dear Replacement, There are a few things I think you should know, as you are now the object of his affection. Don’t let it surprise you, how quickly you fall for him, and don...
    kmart52492 kmart52492 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    When did I become so weak and powerless. I used to be a fighter. I had so much passion and motivation; now accepting defeat is all I do. Who is this sorry pathetic girl who has...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I dreamt of being a mom as far back as I can remember. My dad had decided I was going to college and I was going, but I wanted to be a mom too.I can remember that I wanted twins. A...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have had exzima since I was in middle school and now in college I still have flares regular. Lately, I have been getting all these open wounds on my left arm and they would scab...
    Haliejean12 Haliejean12 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    About five days ago I went to the doctor thinking I was getting an UTI. Doc prescribed me pills....all good....for about two days. It started to hurt soooo bad down there so I went...
    lostandconfused689 lostandconfused689 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I friend zone everyone. And I make it clear even before any person I may know might ask something more than friendship. I never want anyone to misunderstand my friendliness with me...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I just threw in this group for people that have done so much with there life, they are burn out or bored with it. My goal is to use this experience we have to help others.
    starfoxACEFOX starfoxACEFOX 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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    I have very strict mom (my dad died already) but I'm very PROUD and THANKFUL to GOD because we have a mommy like her ❤ If I would given a chance to pick a mommy again I would...
    TheRealYhan TheRealYhan 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    The component that it might not do the job for many people is that they probably have minimal sensitivity to hypnosis.Hypnosis is a wonderfully all-natural state wherein somebody's...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    So, the inevitable ‘Push and Pull’ stage of our twin flame relationship has begun. I can go from comfortable and elated to irritated and angry within the flick of a coin. I...
    Oobsley Oobsley 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    I was 12 years old and I didn't have any protection. For the longest, I regretted not going through with it, but I saved myself for my high school sweetheart that I met when I was...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    I want to have one so bad. It is a right of passage and a necessity in the area where I live, where public transportation is almost impossible to find. But in high school I didn't...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Interesting enough, I have received 6 emails from different people and a few of them have been so ridiculous and just plain amused me! It was very easy to tell they were fake, but...
    BeachBum1970 BeachBum1970 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    Is there a possibility for me to have ADHD if my dad and brother haves it? I have started to remind my brother, I can't focus on things and it's hard for me to calm. I can't sit...
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My partner & I have been together for 11+ years and we have an 18mo old son. I had gastric bypass about 2 years ago and in the last year my drinking has rapidly increased. My...
    dietcoke4 dietcoke4 31-35, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I had this good friend who we were best friends for 5 years. About a 2 years ago, we stopped being friends because of some boy, but after a couple weeks of not speaking we were...
    limaha7 limaha7 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have had a eating disorder for 3 years now and it's been over a year and a half since I've kept a meal down, can't help but wonder what's happening to my body and what's going to...
    mariya843 mariya843 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    Dealing with mental illness is a *****. And nobody can really understand it unless they have it. I have major depression, severe anxiety, and as of one year panic attacks the...
    ibelovinhimnher ibelovinhimnher 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My disease takes up my whole life. Spending weeks at any time in hospital. For surgery or treatment to strengthen my bones. I was born to late. Had I been born a few years later...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Why do they make the sick people walk all the way to the back of the store to get a prescription but the healthy people buy cigarettes at the front of the store? They say flattery...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have social anxiety all of my life. I never really dated anyone. I met my husband who i live now with in the year `99 by some friend. We became friends and later i married him...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    There's some people that even they don't have beautiful face or nice body, they are still attractive. There's some people also that have beautiful face and nice body but they don't...
    onionheart16 onionheart16 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Too many people say they have depression. But really they are just sad or lonely. If they had it a Dr. would prescribe them a treatment (like I am on. I have to take an...
    Ravenbrook Ravenbrook 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I would call it more of a fragmented personality? Idk all of my aspects of what makes me who I am are present, just sometimes I express one part of me over another. I have...
    Jaideiris Jaideiris 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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