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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. 36 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If one has prosopagnosia how do they recognise their partner ? are they liable to have dalliances with random people that they mistake for a lover ?
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    People have said I have an attractive smile before. I don't think so though. I've been told I "light up" with my smile. Which makes me want to gag. My teeth are very crooked. I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I've begged for forgiveness asked you to punish me hit me beat me run me over with your car 🚗 but just let it go already. You keep making up stories that are solely in your...
    tommcam tommcam 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    I don't trust men. I am afraid of them. I have never never been sexually abused. But I have had a psychologically abusive relationship with my dad for most of my life. I can't...
    mgkatie mgkatie 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    -Father. Sociopathic. Physically and mentally abusive to both my mother and myself. I lived with him for thirteen years. My current household: -Mother. I live with her now. Was...
    SilencesLullaby SilencesLullaby 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I know I shouldn't, but I have a major crush on my boss. We talk all the time at work, and have started talking online till late most nights too. I know nothing will happen - he's...
    Toni47 Toni47 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have made a big mistake , I wrongly used a word that was not at all appropriate . It may have caused hurt , if it did I am truly sorry. I hope you can forgive my poor choice of...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    My Best Friend was murdered on December 26, 2014... They still haven't convicted his killed.. He was the greatest person in my life... I still sleep in his shirt and have his...
    KatieBugg795 KatieBugg795 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    hey, X) been a while,, planning on deleting the account, maybe ditching it idk. i don't really realize what happened a while ago so don't ask. ..... :( ,,, enlightened one...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    She got her nail, went to my right leg and dug out something. You can see she dug too much and looks like she went into a layer of skin she shouldn't have. I said about it and she...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I've had 0 friends for a couple years now, it's starting to just get to me and I want to go places but I don't know where to go. Also my family is having money issues which means...
    m4riiam m4riiam 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I think everyone has in there life. Because I know I have and still there. I want to feel like it but it has been hard for me to come out of it
    mislopez83 mislopez83 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have a big butt and I'll show you if you send me a pic of a girl's butt.
    harden69 harden69 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I've found my kin! I can relate to so many experiences you guys have posted here. :D
    RegressionToFetus RegressionToFetus 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know if people outside of the UK will know who I'm talking about, but I absolutely love Danny Dyer! I have to take a bit of time to prepare myself mentally before I hear...
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    Schizophrenia. Schizo. Schiz. The crazy. Avoid. Illness that you can catch. Just those words whispering as eyes peer at me makes me squirm. I know I have a problem. Hell, I am a...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    My name is Sta?a ?? hehe My name could have been Anika, Krstinja, Aglaja or Petra ? Glad I'm Sta?a tho
    stiksss stiksss 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    She called 21 times, you know... Left 12 voicemails.. It haunts me everyday that I look at my old phone and wonder what she said, what she was thinking, how she felt. Maybe if I...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Mia is creeping up on me again... I was getting better. I thought I was over it. I thought I'd get through it. But out of nowhere she came back. And next thing I know I'm in the...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have a lovely friend.. Mr Henry my always"at my door" friend..my golden Labrador 1.5years old..
    cheguvera76 cheguvera76 36-40, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    That horrible moment when you have no toilet paper and you scream for some and your brother brings you newspaper flavored with pepper spray. He has a mean and weird sense of humour...
    hindustaniberawem hindustaniberawem 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have many scars both mental and physical. But who doesn't! Turn your wounds into wisdom...
    DiegoDanny1 DiegoDanny1 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    Why do men think if they do not answer you/pretend not to hear/say nothing then it has never happened...it will all just go away?...do they want us to have to confront them? box...
    BytheBy BytheBy 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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