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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. 41 People

    I have this and I just started my career

    as a teacher a couple months ago. Two months in a school and I cant recognize my students. Fortunately I use a seating chart, but when I have lunch or recess duty I cant call more then half of them by name. It makes it a problem if a student goes to the bathroom and I don't know...
    dmoa dmoa 22-25, F Dec 3, 2015

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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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    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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    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'm interested in knowing this subject just

    because of the drama I've watched. I wonder if people who have this can recognize their own face.
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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, 2015

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    This is so frustrating.

    I can't pick people I know out of a crowd or find them at airports. I had to train my family to wave vigorously so that I can look for the waving. I don't usually watch old black and white films because the lack of colour makes it even harder to identify people and if there...
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 51-55 Mar 30, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Well, technically I do. Many people would think I have quite a lot, but in reality I can't think of ONE person that's genuinely there for me. My friends don't know any of my...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 2 Responses 26 mins ago

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    More and more often I think about what I have and what others don't. We have access to water at anytime, anywhere we go in most countries but there are people in other countries...
    azurebites azurebites 51-55, F 27 mins ago

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    I think I have schizophrenia, but I cannot talk to my psychiatrist about it, nor any of my family. I have a fear of doctors. I don't know what to do.
    Dawhead Dawhead 16-17, M 2 Responses 33 mins ago

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    I think I have schizophrenia, but I cannot talk to my psychiatrist about it, nor any of my family. I have a fear of doctors. I don't know what to do.
    Dawhead Dawhead 16-17, M 33 mins ago

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    ...and I still am. I want to leave, but my parents have kicked me out of their house, and his home is the only place I can go. I am stuck here. Im about to buy a car and live out...
    neonslug neonslug 18-21, F 3 Responses 36 mins ago

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    I was 17. He was 52. Numerous times. I enjoyed it but it shouldn't have happened. I will stick to a more reasonable age range from now on.
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    Is it wrong to hope he doesn't have a wife or a girlfriend? That he's just a lonely person, just like me, who doesn't really socialize too much but is a good person.. Is it wrong...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Today I have totally given up on hoping to ever trust anyone. I cannot even trust my own mother. That bond broke today just a little bit more and I don't know if I have much more...
    js246 js246 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'll see him again in class tomorrow.... What am I going to do....I am silly in thinking I have a chance with him anyway because there are so many other girls in my class who are...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    so i go for my surgery on Thursday i have to be up before 6 45 am because that's when i go to the hospital. I am getting tubal ligation, done but instead of just getting them cut...
    Alexia85 Alexia85 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    LOST ... need help plz, I'm ashamed and I hate seeing him hurt. We have been married for 8 faithful years. I have been unhappy with him for awhile. He has had 7 knee surgerys in 3...
    shygirl1986 shygirl1986 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Honestly he's really really hot and super cute and tall and kind of muscly and good looking and he has the most amazing smile and tomorrow I'm supposed to meet with him in his...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    so some of you may have noticed I'vehave been gone for a while one of the reasons for this is because I have been very busy with school the other reasons is my computer broke and I...
    Rosiecakes202 Rosiecakes202 18-21, T 1 hr ago

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    I guess I cant say that I have never told anyone anymore. I told a love I met on here . But outside of her, no one knows, not even my wife. It is so odd that i would meet a lady...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 1 hr ago

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    I have just been diagnosed a couple weeks ago with anxiety disorder and adjustment disorder although i have had anxiety since a kid. I also deal with dissociation due to my anxiety...
    AnxiousNoodle AnxiousNoodle 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have a friend who's my age and dating a 29 year old. Please pray that she gets some sense into her bones.
    Ivrite Ivrite 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hi, my name is Amber, I'm eighteen years old and I have a crush on my professor. It was a hopeless case from the start. Class only started two weeks ago and already I'm head over...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have one fantasy where time would stop or I was the only person in my town for miles and I would be alone and I could just raid the stores taking all the food I want and eating...
    bmax69 bmax69 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    WASH BEFORE USE! Sound familiar? Maybe it was on your top's label? Maybe you ignored it countless of times? You happily thought "I'll wear this for a few days before washing...
    Sazzio Sazzio 26-30, M 2 hrs ago