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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

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have always cherished the idea of love; of having someone that you love so much that they bring out the best traits in you and they make you want to become a better person. I...
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    Please read: It's kind of sad to me when someone needs a partner to have meaning or worth or reason to live. It's nice to have someone but why make them your everything? To me...
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Many people have seen me naked, but only a few were by accident. I used to have neighbors, a lady and her daughter, that didn't know how to knock on a door. They would just walk in...
    ubername ubername 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have always struggled with memory! It's only gotten worse as I got older. I can only remember one thing at a time and that is a struggle. I will tell myself it multiple times in...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 hr ago

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    I don't know what to do about this. It just feel as if everyone is so much better than me in terms of intelligence, awareness, creativity, knowledge and so many other aspects. What...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I've liked you for a long time, and irony is we both know this. But the fact that you did not budge an inch to that news is enough of a hint to me, and I'm not going to wait around...
    AngelWink AngelWink 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Especially if your my friend and have your friends come over for like a party or something
    spaz840 spaz840 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Things I wonder: How would I look if I was a different race? What if a different race was more dominant than white people? What animals/people/places in the world haven't been...
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I feel like such an insomniac lately. I just have so much on my mind and no one to vent to. My son's father I live with him, he can fall asleep at the drop of a hat, and besides...
    Alicia921 Alicia921 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    This is forvthat john thomases of the world and the stiffies you have to be british to understand what this means my Brit neighbor was talking about John Thomas and my curves
    rowena7 rowena7 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    continuation.... she died... she think she died cause she doesn't feel anything... she just stare blankly... she walks and walks until her feet bring her home.. outside the house...
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    There is a small restaurant that is expensive but look stale near my apartment. Since I have moved to this room, I have never tried food there. Food displayed at the entrance has...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Feb 6

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    I have been watching on YouTube, about a woman who made a video diary about her Reglan induced movement disorder. I have decided to make a video book. When a movement disorder...
    Boshie Boshie 61-65, F Feb 6

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    I often tell myself I take garbage bags to the garbage can outside when I leave for work or shopping. How many times have I discovered that I forgot to bring them with me when I...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Feb 6

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    My mum is a narcissist. She's so horrible to me, she tries to make me feel crazy all the time and that everything is my fault. She can NEVER say 'I'm sorry, I was wrong' never...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I made one when I was like, 10. Cause I heard my older sister talking bout it and what it was. So I decided hey I wanna do that if she can so I started writing silly 10 year old...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Feb 6

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    I have felt like this a couple times before. Like if this is my life, then why am I here? I felt as if it was all hell. I also shattered my self confidence and any hope of a normal...
    DanielPhillips DanielPhillips 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    What's the point to having multiple profiles? I have just this one and it's already too much at some points, so I think it'd be tricky having more than one and I don't think I see...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I've had a lot of reasons to give up the hope of ever feeling like it's going to be ok but I'm still trying. It's so hard at times and sometimes I forget to hope but I'm still here...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F Feb 6

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    Creepy Warning My name is Chris. I have had sleep paralysis recently. It is not my first time dealing with sleep paralysis, i have it rather frequently like 1-3 times a month, it...
    Footedeal Footedeal 70+, M Feb 6

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    I have it so bad for my room mate. He is my ex's best friend and my ex actually still lives here. I feel so bad but I can't help it. His voice, his smile, and his kindness. I am...
    imashroo imashroo 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I have been skinny dipping for over 2 1/2 decades and love it very much. I started as a young teenager with my family. Within a few months others joined us in skinny dipping...
    burnettenudistwife burnettenudistwife 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 6

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    After months of stomach aches and losing a ton of weight and looking pale, a doctor finally figured it out. So I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease when I was about 2 and a half...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Feb 6

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    Four years of work for nothing. I worked my brain to the point of exhaustion every day for four years and this is how it ends. I have no more heart to break. Every torn ribbon and...
    DarknessWolf DarknessWolf 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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