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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hey friends! I cannot thank you enough for all the amazing posts and comments you all have left me. You all gave me the support and confidence I needed and more! So I have good...
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    My family and I were in China on a missions trip in my dream. During this trip, my husband, my three year old daughter Angelica and I went to the local market. At first, all...
    WarriorPrincess862 WarriorPrincess862 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I love her more than i have ever loved anyone but she doesn't feel the same way. It really hurts
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Life provides a little bit of Everything, a little more of Almost Anything, and much too much of Nothing. So, have a little taste of Everything, drink heartily of Almost Anything...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 43 mins ago

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    In case you haven't checked it out before, this a great site that I've found for OCD. http://beyondocd.org
    Daenerys7 Daenerys7 41-45, F 25 mins ago

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    I'm from Australia and have an Australian accent
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    In high school I had been doing extra work for my chemistry class and along the way I started to see my teacher in a different light. And I knew that if I ever said anything...
    cookii cookii 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    I believe NO girl is STRAIGHT. LESBIonest; If you are a girl & you have never been sexually attracted to a female, then something is wrong with you. Every girl has to have at least...
    Itsnickijae Itsnickijae 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 24

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    Wish I didn't have to be trying to do math on how many hours of sleep I will actually get if I go to bed now wake up at 1:30 fall asleep maybe 2:30 or 3 and be up by 7? Hate it...
    patri1 patri1 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    My girl makes me feel so happy yet so sad. We've been going on 6 months daiting and I know I haven't been the greatest person. I've lied to her a couple times of small things so...
    slickchickeli slickchickeli 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I saw a post today that said to remember to thank those people who made a difference in your life. I of course remembered my friends, family and even a couple strangers. But then...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    This is in regards to EP user badcaseofthebefores If you have the time and the inclination Please read one of 'her' posts called 'I am a Meat Eater'.... Then read my response. Now...
    blackinc blackinc 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 24

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    I have. I was ashamed at the times but now that I look back, I'm glad I did because it brought upon a feeling I don't want to feel again.
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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    EP has really screwed up my sleeping, because several nights in a row I have stayed up until ungodly hours waiting to talk to person, I thought was special. However I am wondering...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    I have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I've always had a very sensitive digestive system, but it became really bad in 2010-2011. It was triggered because I had severe depression...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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    I actually have three, or four with my grandmother's dog. They are a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Bichon Frisé and Cavachon. It gets a bit mad at times.
    Scaroth Scaroth 22-25, M Oct 24

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    Everybody has been on both sides of bullying. The bully and the victim, everybody, except maybe Gandhi. Throughout my career as a student in middle and high school, what I have...
    francake16 francake16 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    Every night, I have problems sleeping. I spent most of the night tossing and turning, when I finally feel like I can go to sleep usually about 7 am, my phone starts ringing so I...
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    Nudity isn't necessarily erotic; Children prove this to us everyday. In American society, however, we have been taught to believe that if someone is nude, we have to think of them...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    I have an accent, New Zealand accent, it's so weird
    mattys1 mattys1 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    When I look back into my childhood, I could say that I was a happy-go-lucky child. I was one of those kids who played outside in clutters, with bikes, toys, and imagination. I didn...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Oct 24

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    i have a crush who works on another location but we have the same company. lets call her vina. shes the kind of girl who almost got my ideal one. shes simple, smart, caring, sweet...
    KeeyCharming KeeyCharming 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I understand she is my mother and I am supposed to respect her yet I can't respect anyone who treats me the way she does. If we have a disagreement and we try to talk it out she...
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    Well I'm an Aussie guy - so I have an Aussie guy accent :)
    joe33800 joe33800 41-45, M Oct 24

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    I have a southern accent and it makes it difficult when you travel and try to order something. lol
    countryguy30 countryguy30 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 24

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    My girl was always loving, sweet, honest, helpful, and respectful! Now, she would rather confide in strangers than her own mum and she told someone I am stupid! What have I done...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 12 Responses Oct 24

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    I swear I have some weird accent due to the the 4 languages I speak. arghhh I want my British accent back.
    Guanabana Guanabana 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    b will have to wait for the happy endings. One can't change their life until one wants to. Her first broken wing protege was Peter. His story so far has had no happy ending. He...
    redribbonbook redribbonbook 46-50 Oct 24

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    We have a major terrorist threat building, we have a pretty open border on the south end an