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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. 37 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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? 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    It was towards the end of last summer when the most amazing thing happened to me. Of course I know the exact day. It was Aug 3. I had been on my own for some time- Feb of 2012 to...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I used to be so afraid of people thinking I was selfish or not being accepted so I would never tell people things about my life. I have trouble making friends because I don't have...
    Stormdance Stormdance 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    i stress myself out too much about unnecessary things. i focus too much on the future instead of the now, i worry too much about what's NOT going to happen in my life instead of...
    miracle1487 miracle1487 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I stopped coming to ep as often because when i do, my curiosity can get the better of me. I love flirting. Sometimes more than i like to confess, yet here i am. Who doesn't love...
    mor2life3 mor2life3 51-55, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I feel like I am too selfish of a person to have kids... I will always be this way. Sure, I may look out for others and take a leadership role, but I will forever do things for...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I have read abt foregiveness,and how powerful it can be in healing Moving on& pressing forward. It is one those lessons that is esier always to say then do I have always been a...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    First of Hello all you wonderful people on EP. first of I am going to high school, Yay away form the most ignorant, rude, selfish, stuck up children and teachers and Principals...
    twistex2015 twistex2015 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have issues in that I don't know which me is me. I have my patch (I take my meds in a patch form) on for 95% of my waking life, so at a glance, I'm a mostly calm, school-focused...
    stormthenb stormthenb 13-15 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Went to the Vascular Surgeon last week after suffering DAILY for two years now. However, I have suffered since my teens. It was not as bad until an autoimmune disease revved it up...
    euphoricvoyage euphoricvoyage 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    I NEED TO VENT IM FEELING CRAPPY IM TIRED AND WORN OUT AS THEDAY HASNT BEGUN YET I HAVENT SLEPT A WEEK I HAVE TO GO TO MENTAL HEALTH I FEEL LIKEI JUST DONT WANT TO GO O I LOATHE...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 15 hrs ago

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    Ok, i have the nice side that everyone knows, and then i have my dark side. I won't go into details, but you really don't wanna see it
    MayaTheBlue MayaTheBlue 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Larry Robert (superfly) Bauman those singles sites are all you'll ever get, Ladies out there, this man preys on women, is a complete lunatic and will steal everything that you have...
    btrflifree btrflifree 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Okay I am a woerd crazy person who get influence by solo many things so let me tell you some the things I want to do before I leave this world (yeah I am young so may a long time...
    CuteButTheDevil CuteButTheDevil 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My husband had an emotional affair with a younger, prettier co-worker for about 10 months. It all started when she joined the company my husband worked for. When she first...
    private7069 private7069 41-45, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have crush on my ex boyfriend, let's just say I still love him. I love him for who he is and not what he have. I love him for his mistakes, imperfections, and everything! That's...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It's safe to say I didn't dream about being a mommy with lots of kids, but here I am with 5 children. Sometimes I I can't believe that I have all of these children especially when...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Since my husband passed away 11 years ago, I have felt very alone. I have made some friends over the years, and each of them has used me. I have dated off and on and that hasn't...
    sleep2dream sleep2dream 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    Ok!! So...i have just completed my Master NLP course. I am looking for 2 men to work with who are committed to freeing themselves of their Paraphilias. I am about getting...
    paraphiliacoach44 paraphiliacoach44 26-30 4 hrs ago

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    Yes, I've forgiven those who have hurt me in the past because at one point I wanted forgiveness too even if I didn't deserve it. It is absolutely freeing to forgive. Thank You...
    JesusReigns777 JesusReigns777 26-30, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I'm gonna get my 19th tattoo today. I know what I want my 20th to represent, but I have no idea what its gonna be. I want it to somehow represent how I'm boldly authentic, yet...
    OqSydSchizo16 OqSydSchizo16 36-40, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I used to be very fit and recently have been growing a pudgy little belly. But some weight has been going to my thighs and butt making them jiggly and they have a little bit of...
    chubbybellyguy69 chubbybellyguy69 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    so finally all doubts have been cleared and it is proved again,,, that some people have their ego, stubbornness is much larger than anything else,,, hahaha,,, and mistake , if it...
    mdbest4u mdbest4u 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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