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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

    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's rediculous, life is hard for everyone and takes it's toll, for some more than others but i constantly think if i had been adopted by a loving family what i may have been. The...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 41 mins ago

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    I was diagnosed at like 14 and my mum has reminded me ever since so i researched it and it sounds just like me but my ***** mum screams abuse at me anytime i do something add even...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 52 mins ago

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    I was bullied in my college after i got scholarship.I hated myself why I got that and cursed why i went to that college. Then I developed symptoms of schizophrenia.Then some of my...
    aliveisawesome aliveisawesome 18-21, F 54 mins ago

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    For the longest time I've felt like I can predict the future. I'll know when something isn't and is gonna happen. I'll also have dreams before something happens
    cxmrren cxmrren 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I eat my skin... Not like you're thinking though! But I'll occasionally have spots that are dry and/or peeling and I'll carefully pull a little "*****" off and chew it. Most of the...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I used to have a huge cutting addiction and it's over, but I still have thoughts about it
    cxmrren cxmrren 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Yesterday I didn't do all my chores and now my daddy says I'm getting a spanking tomorrow for it. I also have to write lines. I am very nervous for tomorrow:(
    kandii18 kandii18 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    The smallest number of children I've ever wanted was 3. I was nine then, and the number has just continued growing. As I got older, I could see myself with a bigger family, and...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    If anyone has a Wattpad account please read and vote for my story "Confessions of a Girl". I just started up it, but I'm really excited about it. It's about five girls (Ava...
    deldel22 deldel22 16-17, F Jun 6

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    I have an intense and delusional ex wife. We share custody of our kids. I'm not sure how to tell her that she's delusional and needs help, without seeming like I'm being a jerk or...
    C00LDaddy C00LDaddy 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    I am lucky to have two here, usaone who never fails to make me feel better by being my friend :) and my sister Maddie32 who has always been the source of my biggest smiles. :D
    Linsmile81 Linsmile81 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    My grannys home on Monday... My auntie ( who made my room a mess) tied it today and since none of it was where it was meant to be its all no on my floor or bed. It will take at...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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    I wanna go to a beach while no ones there with "him" (or a special someone) while the sky is a mild blue, sun on the edge of going down & I have my headphones & so does he and we...
    amazinghuh amazinghuh 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 6

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    Ok so I'm new to this "talking about my problems" thing so I am going to give this my best shot. I was raised on an overly religious and very strict family, who weren't exactly...
    VoicesInTheShadows VoicesInTheShadows 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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    I have had quite a few unfortunately, not one in a while but i know it can and will happen again.
    usedandabused73 usedandabused73 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    When you're here we're so damn close but when you're not "we" don't exist. It hurts so much sometimes. I fight myself, trying not to push you away in the same way I've pushed...
    amb3rxo amb3rxo 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6

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    I sit here sometimes and stunned by antics that happen here. I see innocent guys try to communicate on here if they are new. To get shut down. Let a woman do it. "Well hello there...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 6

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    Every time I shave it looks like herpes! It isn't super painful but it's uncomfortable and looks unhealthy. It gets worse as the hair grows back. I'm not sure if I'm overreacting...
    CrazyDaisyeee CrazyDaisyeee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'. John Greenleaf Whittier
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    I have had the best time here....asking girls what color panties they are wearing.....such an array of answers! Can you guess the most popular answer?
    5chuck6 5chuck6 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 6

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    I start my new job on Wednesday! I'm really happy to have one after months of searching. its at a sandwich shop so its fast food. I understand its not the best job but its...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 6

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    I rarely have a weird dream without zombies. These zombies were particularly ferocious. They could not be killed in hand to hand, and the only way to survive is to hide. I managed...
    herewegothen herewegothen 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 6

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    One of the best sex I have ever experienced in my life was with a guy I met at a casino bar. He was the perfect size, went down on me and had great technique as well. I got...