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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

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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? 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have a fantasy of being kidnapped and trained to be the perfect slave, all holes trained and left filled.
    Pigslavegirl Pigslavegirl 26-30, F 23 mins ago

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    True enough! Oh I have the odd blast from the past via Facebook. But other than one or two regular correspondents on EP, that's about it!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 56 mins ago

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    When I was 12, I was a lonely prepubescent girl who had no friends so I decided to create my own imaginary friend - Leo. We did everything together! We even had exciting adventures...
    Dree11235 Dree11235 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    possession of marijuana, assault, trespassing, criminal damage to property, traffic violations, disturbing the peace, bench warrants, and oh my most favorite one "stalking" my own...
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 1 hr ago

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    Ziyaa :3 I have never met anyone with the same name as mines. It makes me feel pretty awesome xD
    TheseBrokenSmiles TheseBrokenSmiles 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    i was diagnosed about a year and a half ago and as soon as i heard this i have been totally depressed about not being able to have a baby. my partner doesnt understand and tells me...
    mrdarcy2012 mrdarcy2012 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    also, I totally follow people. if you see that we're in the same groups and stuff feel free to hit me up. idc if you just have two other followers and only tweet pics of your cat...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am often accused of being a prude.. I don't do one night stands and reserve sex for committed relationships. Neither have I ever had anal sex... I don't judge people who do, I am...
    oldsoul111 oldsoul111 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    So hes a lot older and I no I cant have him but hes super cute and funny and nice. I will just have to wait forever to get him lolz Ugh suxxxxxxx
    lilkitkat12 lilkitkat12 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    yup! every year we have our annual tubing trip down skull creek! what an adventure....kmsl
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    i used to have a girl on skype as a FWB but she's gone it was amazing especially when it's started with a friendship and this the best way ,hope i can find someone like her if...
    naughtymido naughtymido 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have a piercing. Most people are clueless I have it.
    cookiemonster1977 cookiemonster1977 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Literally, anything in this world can scare me! good enough to get picked! I overcome many of them with spontaneity, yet few, I couldn't! Few I can overcome if I try to get easy...
    andiebaskerville andiebaskerville 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    My thoughts are random and entirely mine.My way of camouflaging reality and colouring my make believe world. I keep on penning thoughts as if am talking to my other half. You...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 2 hrs ago

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    Okay. I don't even know where to start. This isn't my confession, really, because it's not my secret, but it's something I found out and I don't know how I'm gonna process it yet...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Understand now I'm grieving so don't you waste my time... cuz you have taken all the wind out from my sails... and I have loved you just the same....
    Sparkles24seven Sparkles24seven 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's happening again :( :( :( I knew when I got diagnosed that I would have more than one outbreak, but I got diagnosed February 6, 2015 and this is only my second outbreak. The...
    lil0miss0sunshine lil0miss0sunshine 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Chris Evans. It Says I haven't used enough characters so I'm writing this sentence.
    maroonmonsterchip maroonmonsterchip 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    So. Being 21 with a good paying job, I'm concerned about my 401k plan and how up and down the market is. I just opened a Roth IRA with my bank. I don't want to keep depending on...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    i have eczema...have many scars created by scratching. some of them never heal.
    myralinn myralinn 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have NO idea where I will be in 28 days from now!!!!!!!! And not a clue in which country I will be in 5 years from now! YAY!
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I don't but, I'm looking for stories of people who have and to be an encouragement if I can. My dad passed away from it and brain cancer when I was young... Trying to get some...
    Likewise2 Likewise2 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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