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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

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    RamyaAirHostess RamyaAirHostess 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Obviously I've been hurt many times.. but I'll never forget one of those times.. I still remember the pain as if it was yesterday.. I still feel the pain sometimes.. I used to be...
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    I've never been into drugs, but I realised I don't need alcohol to have fun when I became pregnant and couldn't have any haha. I used to always go into social situations thinking I...
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    I just feel as if, for me, there is no reason to live. I don't have any talents, though I've reached out to many things (examples include multiple sports, drawing, writing, acting...
    tamingllamas tamingllamas 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    i was always sad and angry when i was a kid and thought of suicide has been constantly on my mind. the earliest i can remember i can remember was when i was 9 years old. i don't...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Amazing two bedroom villa located in Assos with private infinity pool and Jacuzzi in a intimate placing benefitting from fantastic sunset sightsWill you be ready to discover the...
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    I'm Zack, 15. I'm bisexual, but I'm only interested in boys right now. I had a bad experience with my ex-gf. She broke up with me because I have late puberty. I was embarrassed and...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    She has been with me through thick and thin and understands what I say it what I'm thinking at all times. I wouldn't choose anyone else to be stuck in a situation with. We have no...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    And what a collection of posts they are.... so many subjects... some quotes... some poems.. some stories... and so much about me and my life.... i hope you have enjoyed reading my...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    For all those who do not know what tsundoku is, it is an act of buying books and letting them pile up unread. It maybe an act of compulsive hoarding since I am not willing to...
    denkenistdanken denkenistdanken 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I am 23 and suffer from bad eczema. I have suffered with it from a young age but recently bought a home and moved in with my partner and my stress levels are at an all time high. I...
    gooay011 gooay011 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I don't like that teachers do that with their students. I have been denied as a child and it was not good. They should be more lenient with allowing their students to use the...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    And I'm about to be 18. I moved a lot so I never accepted any offers and when high school came around, I still to this day haven't accepted any offers. I'm done with high school...
    lunalancing lunalancing 16-17, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    i have been complimented on my telephone voice many times. ive even had job offers to be a receptionist just because of my telephone voice. when i was a teenager it has gotten many...
    000SadisticBitch000 000SadisticBitch000 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have two dimples. One on each cheek. Everybody always pokes them and give me compliments about them. My friends always wants me to smile so they can poke them or see them. It...
    Ifellinahole Ifellinahole 22-25 6 hrs ago

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    my boyfriend of one year and six months has broken up with me out of no where. his excuse is that I'm wrong and I'm not that attractive. I don't understand how any of this is true...
    princesspandaxo princesspandaxo 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have 2 projects due this week and I haven't started... there's one due next week which I haven't contemplated on what I'm going to do on it lol
    iaminsomnialol iaminsomnialol 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Without my glasses I am helpless, which sucks cause I hate glasses. I have had glasses for 10/17 years of my life. Now, at only 17 years old I have a prescription of -8.00 in both...
    sarasstories sarasstories 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    My husband cheated on me online. He never met the woman but many of their conversations were very heart felt and emotional. He even asked her to marry him twice. (he claims he was...
    hasinalady hasinalady 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have been struggling with emetophobia for the past year or so. it has become so extreme and I feel that I can no longer handle it. I have panic attacks in the car and in school...
    pixiekathryn pixiekathryn 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    It's just plain hurtful. To be sweet and kind to someone, to show them intimacy and let it go a little further each time, while not being pushy about it all. To show understanding...
    MasqueradeWaltz MasqueradeWaltz 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have strabismus. Strabismus is a condition where one or both of the eyes turns either inwards, outwards, or vertically. It can be constantly, or only when the person is tired...
    funminty8 funminty8 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    Anyone who has done their homework on twin flames on here knows the runner chaser stage, and that's where we are at. I'm the runner though, plot twist. I only learned about this...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I constantly have vivid nightmares, I do have PTSD, but I've had the nightmares since I was a child, they're just more frequent now. My nightmares usually involved a zombie...
    lilHuman lilHuman 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I stared at her n she stared at me for a good hour. Then I finally said... "Nice hair." Smiling, I realised she too was shy. "You have a bogey coming out yer nose. Sat here for...
    Sazzio Sazzio 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Indeed! Our tested background has specified us The arrogance to offer a positively fear-free garage doorway. We certainly have confidence in the standard of the doorswe...
    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    And through Asperger syndrome, I met a good friend on this website. Since then, we have met in person and he and I are beyond best friends; we are true brothers and always will be...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    I'm totally serious about this but sometimes I have dreams and then later on they become reality. It creeps me the hell out lol. When I dream of crazy obscure things and then later...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Female, 19, looking for someone to control and I REALLY HAVE TO GO! My record is 2100 ml and time wise its 38 hours, but not both at the same time. edit: im gonna sleep and see...
    invinciblepeeholder invinciblepeeholder 18-21, F 8 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Just watching the news or browsing a social media site. Working at my retail job. And this whole celebrity nude scandal thing just fuels my hate for the human race. A lot of these...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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