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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

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I have been shooting various weapons for 20 years now. My father is a local law enforcement officer and took us kids out to shoot on weekends at various locations. I have shot...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Offically giving up on my anixtey and **** trying to work through it. It's already ****** me up so what's the point? Not even my own family ask me to go out with them because im...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    She's a pregnant 1 year old chihuahua that showed up on my doorstep. I can't keep her because I already have 2 & that's all I'm allowed to have according to my city & I don't know...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Idk wtf. I only have it in my room. Nowhere else in the house. I sneeze so much in my room it ruins my sleep and my "me" time. I also have a sneeze attack in my english room only...
    RainbowPastel RainbowPastel 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Chrohn's is the worst!! These have been the roughest 2 years of my life so far. Words can not explain my frustration with this. All I want to know is what the hell can I eat...
    beYOUtifulxo beYOUtifulxo 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I find it more and more difficult to deal with everyday life. The pain keeps me up, My legs feel as though someone is stabbing them, My back aches so terrilbe, lost feeling in my...
    Alli6372 Alli6372 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    An Antartian named Babbette finds herself in dire trouble. Her business has gone bust and she's in serious financial trouble. She's so desperate that she decides to ask God for...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    I wonder when did the meaning of friendship change. Several years ago, the word "friend"seems to have a relevantly deeper meaning than it has today. These days, people use the word...
    icecoldzt icecoldzt 26-30 2 hrs ago

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    I have a sweet tooth but nowadays I don't enjoy eating too much sweet stuffs like ice cream anymore. I used to adore cheese but now I only 'like' them. I used to love the smell of...
    shioshishio shioshishio 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Today i learned that the persons you expect who will most understand will be the persons who will first drag you down and spit on you... I have always always carried my problems...
    dearestL dearestL 18-21 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hi I am a 20 year old girl in the uk. I was diagnosed with mosaic turners when I was born but I've never even thought about the condition that I have, it's never really effected me...
    MissLisac MissLisac 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    ...but if you have a giant heart maybe you can cover the gaping wounds.
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I havent seen him for a couple months now, and even though I know he's working I keep dreaming about him having another woman/ a second life and I worry that he may be cheating on...
    Streptococcus Streptococcus 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    On my second pair of earphones in about just over a month which lasted only a few days. It breaks super quick in one ear. One ear is much quieter and it disrupts me sleep. I am...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    It would be hard to do but I think I could if I really wanted to. I'd still have to get outside sometimes just to escape my own company and to get groceries, including bird feed...
    MollyToni MollyToni 41-45 5 hrs ago

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    So many years of my life I have been so suicidal. Bravest thing I did was take so many pills to kill myself (sort of...) which was a mistake and I suffered the after after effects...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I shake in my sleep a lot as if I'm having a fit, my boyfriend always has to wake me up. I have months of the same dream until it ends up becoming true. does anyone else get this?
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Yesternight we were on a family night out. I was texting and stuff and my best friend suddenly pissed me off,via text.I'm super sensitive,so I started crying ,thank God there was...
    jollie90 jollie90 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Well big up date, still with him he's been through such alot of heartache. Dont wana or ??? I dont know Love wat is that to be comforted at night while u sleep an to have that...
    karntel karntel 46-50, F 3 hrs ago

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    An Antartian boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I was told I had stressing holds in my spine causing my agonizing migraines... she was my first thought... 12 years of memories are hard to forget. I'm in love with this girl but...
    Ikaru Ikaru 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    Basic biology - if you make your body alkaline enough to kill cancer cells you will have killed yourself. Alkaline diets to cure cancer are a waste of money and precious time!
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I've had a few pregnancy scares and a chemical pregnancy. And it;s just made me want it even more. I want someone that I can love and that would love me back. I want to hold a...
    BruisedLoveSickFool BruisedLoveSickFool 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    They're not my friends, they're my best friends. I only have two best friends and both of them happen to be gay. They are the peanut butter to my jelly. They mean everything to me...
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 16-17, F Jan 27

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    I have been seeing this guy for over a year. we have great chemistry. we laugh and we can talk for hours. but he never compliments me. he says that we are just friends even tho we...
    BruisedLoveSickFool BruisedLoveSickFool 22-25, F Jan 27

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    I know that is not true, but emotion can sometimes trump intellect. I have plenty to offer to the "right" people and to society, except for material wealth, business sense, blind...
    MollyToni MollyToni 41-45 Jan 27

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    Today I had to run a mile and I wore knee high socks to school, so instead of asking to go to my locker and being that one stupid person, I just decided to run (and fast) without...
    noaaaaa noaaaaa 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I can't look at myself without wanting to cry anymore... **** this... I'm going to start purging as soon as my lip piercing heals... I need to lose 30 more pounds and I WILL get...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Ever since I can remember, I've always had a lot of trouble talking to people. I only had one friend up until my freshman year in high school. I di