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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. 33 People

    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have had this feeling all of my life just simple things to start with such as I just knew that a car was coming around the corner (living in the mountains of Kentucky on one-lane...
    Danni1982 Danni1982 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Im 23 years old i have a half sister from my father samuel bracey. All i know about my sister is her name is Heather she is 6months younger then i am so she would have been born in...
    jessicawilliamson jessicawilliamson 22-25, F 56 mins ago

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    I have one again, hopefully this goes better than all those others, even the after effects. Wish me luck.
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M 1 Response 52 mins ago

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    Mortal kombat, street fighter I want those games at this moment would have been a nice mind blowing distraction it's so much fun
    xomariposaxo xomariposaxo 26-30, F 3 Responses 47 mins ago

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    Wilfred is over! Damnit! Man why does everything have to end?? The finale was satisfying, yet it wasn't. Didn't really give me that much closure with what the show was all about...
    DrakeLineous DrakeLineous 22-25, M Aug 16

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    I hate this. Been waiting to hear back from this job but they haven't been in contact since I went in for the induction. Since then I've just lost motivation to wake up or do...
    TaylaT21 TaylaT21 18-21, F Aug 16

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    Well...I stayed and I am still in the same boat! Sitting here, he is passed out drunk AGAIN! AS USUAL! WTF is wrong with me? I let him fool me once again. I think I am scared. I...
    ShonieGETYOLIFE1 ShonieGETYOLIFE1 36-40, F Aug 16

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    I have a crush in the other class at my school and I only get to see him 20 min and I don't know if he likes me back I need advice
    Midnightthetimberwolf Midnightthetimberwolf 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My mom is not as mentally Ill but instead mentally disabled. It has been difficult growing up with her because the doctors have said she had the mentality of a 12 year old. So my...
    MacKenziePatriciaLee MacKenziePatriciaLee 16-17, F Aug 16

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    I have really bad anxiety attacks. I almost died a few nights ago because of a dizzy spell that triggered my anxiety attack, and they did not blend well. I've been really freaking...
    myusername22 myusername22 13-15, F Aug 16

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    Took my wig off for a growth check. I feel great. I still have some work to do. Every year I get better with pulling in this area . I've accepted the fact that no matter how much...
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I really wish that i could have seperate control over my eyeballs. like, i could focus them to different corners of my eyes and then be able to make funny faces. :3
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I have a deep voice and I'm a girl it's not as deep as it was when I was younger I use to get bullied about it but once I got it High school the bulling stopped but I'm really...
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I had a friend for two years. We started hanging out over summer and every time we went out it was perfect. We didn't need to do anything exciting to have fun just being together...
    Alibooksaplenty Alibooksaplenty 16-17, F Aug 16

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    Im honest:- I do get attached, even online :). it doesn't matter to me where in the world you are, what you are or who you are - Its your character that had me keep coming back...
    Tonia248 Tonia248 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    i tried to end but I can't get over him..I will soon be leaving(work related) in 2months time, he doesn't know about it...the thought that we will go on separate lives soon, deeply...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F Aug 16

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    refer to title... ok I apparently have to make my "story" longer... fuckduckranpullshitabalabahblahalskdfjlosdjthisisfkingretardedbheellleeehhhhh
    Richardwc Richardwc 22-25, M Aug 16

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    Love this song. Creep,by Radiohead. When you were here before Couldn't look you in the eye You're just like an angel Your skin makes me cry You float like a feather In a...
    3spiritxxx 3spiritxxx 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm having all types of anxiety and it's making life a bit difficult. First, I have anxiety over my two month old. It's hard to sleep or even leave the room. I'm so paranoid...
    catatonically catatonically 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Imagine a land of love Where people have time to care Where everybody's equal And we all tell the truth If you're wondering where this magical place is You don't have to look too...
    Manzzle Manzzle 18-21, M Aug 16

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    My doctor put me on levelen and told me to skip the white pills, so that I wouldn't ovulate. She told me to take the while pills once every six months to allow my body to keep...
    ChloeMaay ChloeMaay 18-21, F Aug 16

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    All my life, I've felt like I'm second-rate, that the people around me (friends, family) are more interesting, more intelligent, more attractive, funnier, stronger, kinder, and I'm...
    JHeit JHeit 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    My friend is great.. he's always had my back, never failed to show how much the friendship is important to him, and honestly we have a friendship that gives this feeling where...
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M Aug 16

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    I'm proud to say that I don't have one anymore for like a month now and I survived, LOL. I could've sworn Facebook just stresses me out. But now I felt fine without it. No hassle...
    calliecassidy calliecassidy 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I have a Cush, but it's very complicated. I have have him signs that I like him. He knows I like him, and he tell me he likes me too. The only problem is he has told me this before...
    xoxobabee xoxobabee 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Soooooo last year I got fired from a job bcuz I didn't want to work on my birthday. Yesterday they called and asked me to come back. El oh el The only thing going through my mind...
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I've been told a few times I have a deep sexy voice and my Australian accent is apparently sexy also
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Aug 16

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    I have two amazing best friends they are so special to me and I love them like a sister and more....
    maryabo maryabo 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I have a tight grip on the "what ifs" of the past and I just can't let go no matter how desperate I am to shut that sh*t way of thinking off. That's all it is...destructive...
    Miamortis Miamortis 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I suffer from BIID and wanted to talk with others about this. Mine affects two parts of my body and I've been fortunate enough to have one of them removed. I had my lower left...
    needitoff needitoff 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    It's only been 2 days of school and I already have little crushes on guys. There are ALOT I MEAN ALOT OF HOT GUYS AT MY SCHOOL. And their EYES. Omg. Omfg. Omg. But there's this one...
    QueenBetcy QueenBetcy 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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