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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. 38 People

    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

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Feb 8, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I have a short temper when it comes to the bus they are always late I also have a short temper when it comes to the system security office I give them the same paperwork every...
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    It swirls and is quite erm fleshy so to speak. I have been teased for it and some say nice things others just stare and a few have tried to touch it. I'm not judgmental so if this...
    Selenah Selenah 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I had to have a bone spur removed from MY right foot ten weeks Tuesday May 26TH I NOW have a broken foot. I am looking at getting back ON MY feets IN late September OR October.
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    Telecommunication is one of the present day emerging markets and like any other industry, it too has its own risks operating with unstable changes and developments. Many operators...
    schmit84serge schmit84serge 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    So over the past few years right at 10. I have tried to commit suicide right at 10 times and every time failed, from miss fires on firearms to drugs. and every time that it has...
    Mensin2112 Mensin2112 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I used to be really over weight (almost obese) when I was 10 years old. Since then I have lost A LOTTTTT of weight. I'm 15 now and still not comfortable in my body. I have days...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    although I have been through alot I don't look back at life in sadness, I have not lived a super tough life either. But I believe what good is it to dwell on bad things that make...
    youngadult18 youngadult18 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I never thought of them as such but have had recent dates tell me I have great lips and one even said he couldn't take his eyes off them...........cool!
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 3 hrs ago

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    You're 39, you have no masculine traits and now you're asking me to watch you attempt martial arts. This is going to sound betchy, but .....I want nothing to do with this. I got...
    Abayoumi Abayoumi 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    All my life I have been a closeted bisexual or lesbian even, I don't know, trust me. Family, friends, place where I live would never approuve my choice, because I prefer women to...
    eternalprisoner eternalprisoner 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    Ahhh ****!! **** it all The more I practice being open with myself about my self - about my emotions - the more difficult I find it to accept them. There's a divide between my...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 5 hrs ago

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    I may not be an angel, I may have been reckless in my life yet impulsive. I have broken the law numerous times. Probably break one petty law every day. But despite that. I have my...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    Just reading the last year of my EP experiences makes me shake my head. I've made plenty of mistakes in love in the last five years. It seems like it's just a part of being human...
    Northernlights3 Northernlights3 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I think we all think have great ideas when actually they are just trashy thoughts.... But insight we consider them as the last COCA COLA in the desert but is not like that!! ME FOR...
    doctor88latingay doctor88latingay 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    My parents believe in letting my sister and I have freedoms. If we have our own money, we can use it on pretty much anything we want (within reason). If we buy it with our own...
    FeedeeMaggie FeedeeMaggie 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The odds of me being born is incredibly slim, not only that but I am classified in society as "normal" along with this I also went through life's struggles and realized... I'm a...
    youngadult18 youngadult18 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I am in one of those moments now that I don't know what's really happening anymore. I am a student and I was diagnosed with ptsd and anxiety 7 months ago now. Over the past few...
    misguidedghost9 misguidedghost9 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Anxiety is such a hard thing to struggle with because it's hard for others to understand what you're going through and what you're feeling like. I don't have anyone in my life who...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Ok, I don't really know where to post this. In fact am not really sure how to explain. But I have to recently thinking about how people appreciate other people with talent. It's...
    CuriousGuy833 CuriousGuy833 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I wish I did but I don't. I never have had any really, some days I think I look nice but other days I don't. I just recently made a facebook account and I get loads of messages...
    Aflame22 Aflame22 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I only have one true friend and we have been friends since childhood. All the others were never there for me in my time of need even though I was there for them. It isn't easy...
    SammyReb SammyReb 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    I know this looks really bad, but please don't judge me. I was 17 when I started working as a waitress in a restaurant in my hometown. One day, as I was about to leave work and...
    ironwoman45 ironwoman45 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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