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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I was a kid, i used to have a ton of friends, then i moved.... Everyone i knew was gone. After that i never really had any friends. I would always just get through school...
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    I'm 55 and a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I'm also a 55-year survivor of a passive-aggressive mother. My mom had a pretty tough childhood, and I am sad to know the awful...
    Katsez01 Katsez01 51-55, F 23 mins ago

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    ( will have google translate to help me to) I don't know why, I have been using someone's laptop and the internet has been messing up so if it keeps messing up a lot he told me...
    Blazingdragon Blazingdragon 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    After thinking hard about past events in my life, i came across the many times i have gotten the mail nude. Only until recently have i felt some sort of remorse for the many men...
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have been very busy this last few weeks. i work a lot as it is! These last few weeks have taken me to some pretty strange hours of the day. I have been getting up at 2AM and...
    johnlament19 johnlament19 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    for the first time ever i got a beauty salon to agree to put makeup on me as i have always wanted the whole girly experience of sitting down and a female makeup artist doing my...
    andrew1987 andrew1987 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Money or No Money Having been sitting down for over 2 hours, I decided to hide myself in the conference room. For once, it was all silence. The only sound I could hear was the...
    cedicoin cedicoin 26-30, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've probably had it for as long as I can remember, but I didn't discover it until my middle school/early high school years; I randomly started looking up pregnant women on the...
    therapeuticmindfuckery therapeuticmindfuckery 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    I wake up. Can't breathe. Feel like I'm going to die. Why does this happen to me? Despite some horrible things that have happened in my past, my life is great right now. I have...
    beautifullybrokengirl beautifullybrokengirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have known that this was an actual thing for a couple years now. My parents still don't believe that it's an actual form of OCD and they keep telling me to "just stop". I have...
    cyrn97 cyrn97 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have this weird thing I do with my father and it starting off high 5ing each other web we said something funny or were being smart *****, and now it's like distant elbow high...
    emzeymoore emzeymoore 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know what it is but making friends is so difficult I'm so terrible at making eye contact and have been friendless all my life and I'm in my 11th year of school and I still...
    brodeejade brodeejade 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't even know when I'm supposed to sleep anymore. I work 7 pm-7am three to four times a week. It sucks because I miss out on so much and then when I get a day off I can't do...
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    So..I was suddenly awaken this morning by hearing my nickname being whispered in my ear..then he said it urgently again in my ear, as if to wake me up. I jumped up and looked...
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have a very complex sense of humor. Not saying it would take a genius to understand my jokes, not at all.. Only people who I have more of a connection with seem to get my humor...
    StoneColdNipZz StoneColdNipZz 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Indeed I do have glasses and if I don't wear them I hope I have the ability to see like a bat because I'm blind...
    thatniceguy101 thatniceguy101 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I have some but my gf thinks that they look like tulips because they shaped like tulips but I think it's natural to have those kind of boobs and they said they can see it through...
    Guywhopees Guywhopees 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I need a man to get me pregnant no strings attached I'm young if you have to go to ***** bank and you live close meet me up I live in United States and it could either be jersey...
    wannabepregrers wannabepregrers 13-15, F 41 mins ago

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    I have a major crush on my female boss and it's driving me so crazy!! I've been working at my job for a little over a month now, and I can't help but to think about her all day...
    Lynnie21 Lynnie21 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    ****! Insomnia, you ought to know better than jump out at me like that. It's a good thing I recognized you otherwise, you'd have gotten knocked the **** out.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    In about 3 years I'll be qualified to do everything I love. 8 years after that if I stick to it. I will have a higher career path but I don't know what I wanna do forever. I like...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So before insomnia came knocking on my brain window, I had a singularly bizarre dream, which is really saying something. It started with me getting a message on EP from a member of...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    He is completely honest with me. A lot of people assume we're dating because we're really close and playful but that is hilarious because we started our friendship thinking that...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    One day, dunno who but I hope he's out there doing his own thing right now... Absentminded n all.. And I would love to have babies with him... Deep stuff huh? Well that's if he's...
    gaeainchaos gaeainchaos 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    After I got pregnant at 18 I told my parents and dad said he never wanted to see me again and I had ruined my life. That was fine by me. At that point I hated dad for how he...
    Renee305 Renee305 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I watched my mother love a drug addict and suffered because of her poor decisions. He died of an overdose of heroin and Xanax. I feel a lot of regret for screaming at him so much...
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm in my last semester of grade 11, I'm unemployed and have no skills. I just want to be famous for everything
    brodeejade brodeejade 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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