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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. 37 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've come to realize that I don't have any responsibilities concerning her, and that I really shouldn't worry myself about her. I do admit its hard for me to ignore her as my fianc...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I absolutely HATE my job, but i am also thankful to have one. I work at the back of a butcher shop, as a cleaner/general assistant, but i work with a bunch of lazy f*ckwits...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    I was a freshman at high school. There were two guys in my class who always treated people - especially girls - so to say very, VERY unpolite. This meant sexual jokes, touching and...
    lily12120 lily12120 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I had a few friends in high school but I lost them all due to a relationship. He didn't want me to have friend other then him he even hated me to hang out with my sister and my mom...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My wife and I have been friends with another couple for over 25 yrs, boy how friends change when they OWE YOU MONEY. About 10 yrs ago we went in on a time share together in Aruba...
    hippo7053 hippo7053 56-60, M 3 hrs ago

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    i met girl it felt like destiny or fate what ever you like to say brought us together it all started from a normal conversation but some how we got closer and closer i knew in my...
    Myloveisgone1 Myloveisgone1 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have Asperger's Syndrome which is a high functioning form of autism. I got diagnosed at 7, but my parents told me I was BORN with it. I guess I was born abnormal after all. I...
    maialove maialove 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have to cut my mom off I feel like she's too negative for my life. a little back story my mom waitied til I was 12 to tell me who my dad was . that's something that's still...
    ibelieveinmarysbaby ibelieveinmarysbaby 22-25, F 49 mins ago

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    I have to cut my mom off I feel like she's too negative for my life. a little back story my mom waitied til I was 12 to tell me who my dad was . that's something that's still...
    ibelieveinmarysbaby ibelieveinmarysbaby 22-25, F 49 mins ago

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    I am a nice guy when you meet me. I won't be rude. I'll smile and talk with you. But there are things about me that if you knew, you'd be driven away. Weirded out. Frightened...
    DrumheadTrial DrumheadTrial 18-21, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Well I just found out I lost 5.8 pounds, but the thing is I haven't been exercising, I haven't been taking my weight loss pills, and I haven't been eating healthy just nor as much...
    lovethybey lovethybey 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    I feel extremely isolated tonight. Maybe because I don't have a roomate.. Yet? I have been daydreaming so much since i got back from work. Like the trip I'll be having with friends...
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    The thought of getting drunk and going to parties really doesn't appeal to me at all. Unfortunately I've never really met anyone who feels the same way. I'd love to have a small...
    EmmaXP EmmaXP 16-17, F 9 mins ago

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    I have trouble focusing on things with one exception... I can knit/crochet for hours, almost obsessively. Anyone else have similar experience? Any suggestions for focusing when...
    absolom absolom 41-45 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    So far 4 people have told me that they like my voice 😊
    NoPostOnSundays NoPostOnSundays 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm African American and my boyfriend is white. We have to face a lot of stereotypes and funny looks but it's made our relationship better and has made us grow as an individuals as...
    mcguin1 mcguin1 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    its because I don't sing.................. but I have been told I had a nice accent :)
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    im writing this as she's laying down for a nap, her night night toy is lullabying her to sleep, she's rolling around fighting her sleep. she's my greatest achievement ever. I...
    miracle1487 miracle1487 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I've been told that I have "a voice fit for the radio" I never thought so but I guess so.
    mmanuel69 mmanuel69 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have been married for 4 years to a truck driver. He is a mommy boy. I have to do everything for him. He does not like to keep a job. Most of the time I feel quite lonely and...
    Jackiecarter Jackiecarter 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    *MARSHMALLOW TEST* If you don't eat the 1st marshmallow in front of you, you'll get the chance to have 2 marshmallows at the end of the test. The 1st marshmallow is a reminder of...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm 15 years old. I guess you could call me a Nihilist.. Someone who doesn't value life or anyones elses. Someone who thinks life has no meaning but can still be happy. SO...
    ThatOnePerson5467 ThatOnePerson5467 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I do anything and everything my parents ask me. I'm 22. I have a good job and I try to give them money whenever I can, and they never accept it. Then when they're mad at me, they...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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