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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. 35 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Please help. I'm currently experiencing dark thoughts, dark thoughts about just running away. I love all my Children but they have no respect for anything I have ever done for...
    RockingLikeAFetus RockingLikeAFetus 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    It's been a few months since joining The Experience Project, thank you to all who have visited and those who have kindly left comments & hearts. To be honest I lost the link and...
    Darklydancing Darklydancing 56-60, F 18 mins ago

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    I have liked this girl for 4 and a half years now. Actually it's much passed "like". I've had so many chances to make a move on her, but I was to cowardly to do so. I was too...
    yoomyman yoomyman 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    It borders on a year now, that I have had nightmares almost every night. My mind has been plagued by insecurity... And with it, came the nightmares. I wish I had the typical...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Has anyone ever faced discrimination for having a tattoo? I have one down the side of my forearm, just some dainty writing (lyrics). Anyway, I had a job interview one hot day a few...
    Enna87 Enna87 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    to be honest i don't know how my life got this far off track. one minute im happily married the next i going thru a divorce and living with this "gift" that she gave me.... forever...
    livingpositively livingpositively 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    so, be and my mother have decided to do Black Friday for the first time... and well, K Mart opens up at 6:30 AM - and they have a sale : buy one pair of shoes/boots and get the...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    At first he happen to be caught in her glance, she had not noticed him her eyes were only focused on a friend as they whispered. Then slowly his existence started to grow, her eyes...
    Moonlight94 Moonlight94 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Apparently I have an accent or speak odd to people. Apparently I don't pronounce my words correctly... I guess sometimes they don't come out correctly. Like haven't = 'aven't or he...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I hate my aunt tomorow she is going to maried but i have to go eventhough at monday i"m going to have last semster test i mean what the hell her wedding going to take 2 days in a...
    reginacs reginacs 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    A few : -I don't know how to forgive, even if I say I forgive someone. I always have this passive aggressive behavior towards you if you've got on my bad side -I would NEVER cheat...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    You have to be a pretty good friend to stand my tests. However, I attempt to make incompatible people at least feel better or find a better life. Admittedly, I have done a lot of...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Have you ever noticed that front doors usually don't have a handle on the outside, but in TV series regular guests often walk in without using a key?
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Numerous times, actually. One of the first times was about 4 years ago when I arranged to have a Mary Kay consultant give me a lesson on which products to use, which shades, and...
    debbienc debbienc 61-65, T 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Holidays are just big jokes. It's like any other day of the year. Many families are so fake. I can understand if some have issues and rather be somewhere else. But i'm talking...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    The CDC is owned by the big pharmaceutical companies. They have no clue about Ebola. But they want you to get a flu shot. The Patriot Act is the worst thing to happen to our...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 58 mins ago

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    Sad predicament I know, but when I look back, I can see that the happiest times in my life have always been when I was between being in love. I felt like "Yay! I'm finally over...
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have horrible anxiety. It's with me all day every day, never goes away. Mind is racing, chest is pounding, I can't concentrate most of the time. It sucks. I usually just act like...
    barbee0 barbee0 13-15, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Yes I do it makes me upset with myself i have been able to cope with it but sometimes I burst into a firecracker and I just feel terrible. :(
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm a cutter, and burner. When I'm alone with my feelings I have to let them go by just one cut or one small burn. That's my secret, can you keep it?
    LenaBena1430 LenaBena1430 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: People who write daily novels on their statuses. Same story every day. Usually somewhere along the lines of counting their daily blessings or how much...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Just imagine a situation where you have a crush on your music teacher for more than a year and then suddenly he gets married when you are just getting over it. What happens...
    sindarin19 sindarin19 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    ^.^ Yupp i do not have a problem at all
    Hopeisinme Hopeisinme 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    If I hear any song twice I can sing it myself on the identical pitch and even breathing technique as the original. Most people can't notice a difference. I honestly can sing on...
    Istaysecret Istaysecret 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I think it would be fun to bring back some old words that have become obsolete. Any obsolete words you would like to endorse? Mine: Crapulous - To feel ill because of excessive...
    KCN33 KCN33 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Anyone take anything for anxiety? What works for you? I'm a overly sensitive person and have panic attacks sometimes, and get stressed very easily.
    fletcherx fletcherx 26-30, M 8 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Almost one year since my divorce from my verbally abusive ex husband has been final. I am so much happier. I feel more like my old self every day. He was so mean to me. Always...
    jameshasmyheart jameshasmyheart 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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