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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. 32 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    How do you get over it? I knew going into my marriage and my attempts to have children that there was a good chance I wouldn't be able to conceive. The doctor told me when I was...
    Dawn0421 Dawn0421 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    Fall semester just started back up again, and the September weather was still nice. One day I met a guy, & he was charming. He was new in town, he had just moved up north from down...
    onedayatatime01 onedayatatime01 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Russell. If there is one man who has literally become my worst nightmare, it's Russell *beeping* Brand. In real life i'm sure he's nice, but i'll NEVER forgive him for the...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    I was young at the time, age 17. I decided to meet up with this guy who I thought was my boyfriend and the sweetest ever. Turns out I found out he was drunk and wanted to have sex...
    chebrianna chebrianna 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have a question to ask. I do not have a cheating husband. But for all the wives on here I have to ask. Do you wish someone would have told you sooner? If a friend, co-worker, one...
    somebody999 somebody999 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Not sure how to start this but i feel it should be shared at least i think i should. At the age of 31 32 dont remember exactly though I'll be 34 soon i was diagnosed. The reason I...
    angelwraith angelwraith 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    We Fell Out During My Teen Years- My Pappa has been around my whole life though he has yet to grow up. He got an "early start" as he likes to say since he 17 when I was born, but...
    FutureNuclearChemist FutureNuclearChemist 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    If I didn't care what others thought the I wouldn't get so angry and upset. I am annoyed that my mother refuses to accept the fact that I breastfeed my baby. Ever since she was...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Well sentencing is Friday. They took him back into custody last Wednesday. I'm scared to death! He has done a few jail runs, but now he is facing 18-22 months. I know that's...
    DeniseMarie72 DeniseMarie72 41-45, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I think that a genuine smile is the ultimate accessory. That our hearts speak to each other when we are silent. That nothing beats coffee in the morning. That God just wants us to...
    esmeraldream esmeraldream 26-30, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    There name is Sprocket and Cog. They are so cute! They fill there cheeks full of food, and they have the biggest cheeks! When they get hungry they just pull out a seed and eat it...
    veeshybi veeshybi 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have online friends whom I value a lot.I have not met any of them but I enjoy talking to them online.I do not want to lose my friends.Some have left suddenly.I wish them well...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Last week, I was diagnosed with achalasia, although in retrospect, I have experienced symptoms leading up to this diagnosis for years. I wanted to share my story and hope that my...
    debbiecoiro debbiecoiro 46-50, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have always known I was going to get Herpes, ever since I was a kid. Every time anything happened to my vagina I didn't understand, I always looked up Herpes. Finally, when I was...
    ASkylitHigh ASkylitHigh 18-21 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I was at a camp of some sort, a large house with a huge property. I was younger, a little kid. The property sat at the top of a mountain, it had expansive grass felids around it...
    Cherflu Cherflu 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am more confused then ever. I have been diagnosed with some learning disability. apparently my brain is garbage and can't tell my hands how to write or type at a normal pace witc...
    giftedanddumb giftedanddumb 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I have saved a few peoples lives and one of my favorite ones I will always remember is when I was pregnant and went to ocean city Maryland to go to the beach. I was there with some...
    misbrookelynn misbrookelynn 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I've had seizures since I was five so I can't work or drive that's why feel like I have nothing to offer anyone I don't have money I don't even have transportation to get somewhere...
    LeoT1985 LeoT1985 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I eat dirt and crunchy rocks and a bit of building stucco I take a new dish strainer to filter the dirt and I pour water in it to form little balls of dirt and I eat it .I love...
    MsUniquelydesigned MsUniquelydesigned 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Yeah, today was going alright up until I ran into him at work, and by him I mean the guy from work I've been crushing on. He wasn't working today, he came by to get something. I've...
    pandess pandess 22-25, F 1 Response 23 mins ago

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    Just looking back at my life and I really don't remember having any friends. Sure i had people I knew and I get along with, but when it came to actually having memories of them, I...
    Inasda Inasda 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    After turning 14 years old ( where I have stopped on the previous part) , a lot of things has changed in me and in my life. I always believe that every human has his own circle...
    Bash94 Bash94 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Someone should make a low-budget film called Robotic Zombie Werewolves from Outer Space. Premise: A spaceship shaped similar to an Imperial Fighter crashlands in a city. News...
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am so ashamed. I have had this since a childhood, and I'm 37 now. It was just about 2 yrs ago that I even knew a name for this. I told once person one time one of the things I...
    rmsh rmsh 36-40 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Me and my sons father have been together for 4 years we have a child. The relationship has been volatile the whole time he's been disrespectful, talking to other women , getting...
    GodHealsAll GodHealsAll 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I’ve been sexually harassed countless times in my life. And there are a few that stick out. One of them bordered on rape. But other than the harassment itself, what plights me is...
    aew11 aew11 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So currently there is a guy in my life that I am "just friends" with, but I have a subtle crush. We're kinda opposites in some ways, but again opposites attract (for me anyways...
    Toodlez Toodlez 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Knock knock He asks himself Who is there Time to be honest with oneself It is not bad Being alone now Had the wisdom of love Maybe once is enough The benefits are there To...
    BAPhoto BAPhoto 46-50, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My childhood memories are clouded by loneliness and deprivation. I have memories of my mother telling me stories about how she tried to abort me when she found out that she was...
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have just broke up with my BP man after only 3 months together 6 weeks of actually being in a relationship. He ignored my text and phone calls sometimes for 10 hours. He asked...
    Nikki2292 Nikki2292 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I checked off a lot of experience's because I would like to meet people that do or like these things not that I have done them myself. You will have to guess or ask me if I've...
    B0BjustB0B B0BjustB0B 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have been diagnosed since September 2013. Had my first laser and ballon dilation November 2013. I have an appointment for a scope next week April 2014 to see how much it had...
    JMSittler JMSittler 56-60, F 2 hrs ago

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    I just checked my last story I posted and its almost been a year sense I have been on this site! Maybe its a sign I shouldn't work two jobs?
    starlight721 starlight721 18-21 15 hrs ago

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    I have had FMS since I was 8 years old. It gets worse with the years. I've had to give up my dream of having children, a career, a full life. I don't think I can live the rest of...
    softbunny6 softbunny6 26-30, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    She and the neighbor's dog dug a hole under the fence so that each has access to both yards. That's how they got hold of and are constantly fighting over Peanut Bear. That's a...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My dad picked my first name and my mother my middle. My dad said he wanted his princess to have a unique name, because she'd be a unique young lady. What people don't know is that...
    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    It's My Fault - I couldn't help it, I became a control freak and I tried controlling my friend's character and tried making them do what I wanted. It's just well, i'm a...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response