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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. 38 People

    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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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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    Related Experiences

    “People say you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Truth is, you knew what you had, you just never thought you'd lose it.” You guys, do you have any one you feel like...
    DreamFair DreamFair 16-17, F 12 mins ago

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    I really don't understand why we're allowed to drive to bars but still get a penalty for driving under the influence. I'm 22 years old and a recently got my first DUI i don't know...
    joceff joceff 22-25, F 26 mins ago

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    I find the perv/race issue interesting. I have had very few pervs that are mexicans or black but Indian and white?? They are off the scale. Is this because blacks and mexicans have...
    Bastt Bastt 41-45, F 2 Responses 33 mins ago

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    I don't really exercise, perhaps one half-hearted attempt every couple of months before giving up again. I have never seen the inside of a gym, I don't go running, my bike and...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Here's my channel URL: https://www.youtube.com/c/SofiaRiveraVideos I have posted a few videos for school projects, but my channel from now on will mostly be music-related. Some...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I love, I care, I have concerns, I worry, I can be sad, I get overwhelmed, and I love. These feelings dont matter, so why do have them???
    Masterskitten68 Masterskitten68 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'll probably regret writing this as well. I regret a lot of things I've done. While I regret putting myself in this currently uncomfortable position, I'm learning to accept who I...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Trichotillomania, a curse that has plagued me since I was 6 or 7. Instead of seeing the beauty in myself when I look in the mirror all I see is the bare spots where my lashes and...
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I try to avoid you, but you always come back on dark days. Only on dark days. When I'm happy, I don't notice you. When I'm happy, you can't get to me. On good days, you may be...
    larosenoire larosenoire 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Since I was young, I usually played outside on my own in the country. Then moved to the city. I made some friends but I was always the tag along. Then in teen years, I had...
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    It's actually pretty funny to think that growing up, everything seemed so normal, I never even considered that every other "normal" kid doesn't grow up like I did. Any how, I...
    TheHippieBitch TheHippieBitch 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have a few, thought they're not creepy or anything. I have an obsession with softness. I'm crazy about making my hair, skin, face, hands, feet, everything soft on me. To be...
    ThatWeirdGirrll ThatWeirdGirrll 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    It's been a month since I gave away my life to Christ. I've stopped all evil deeds. Gossip, and tried not to sin with intent but moreover I stopped m.saturvbation. I'm still a...
    NamzyNayNay NamzyNayNay 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Well I'm bored and thought I should just share something with you guys.. I was in the 5th grade when I used to get bullied. There were these two older guys that rode my bus and...
    touchtorelax touchtorelax 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Just been told that he doesn't have work tomorrow and Thursday! :D So I get to spend time with him :3
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have one too! Message me if you want to chat! lol
    texm547 texm547 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend just left for basic training literally just less than an hour ago. He is in the reserves, which makes me a bit more happy. I had breakfast today with him and spent...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I am currently struggling to move on from my abusive boyfriend. Last year when i was pregnant he pushed me to the floor outside in a heated argument, and smashed up a door in my...
    jen3663 jen3663 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm actually in a relationship with someone who is appears to be fearful of physical intimacy. Although he really won't acknowledge it. I feel like he loves and cares about me...
    marengo10 marengo10 46-50, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend left today for basic training and AIT. He'll be gone until November and I can't help but cry today. I have no idea what to do because everything makes me miss him. It...
    hannahw11 hannahw11 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    This past weekend my husbands family had a big get together for his grandmothers 81st birthday. It was wonderful to see everyone on his dad's side since we barely ever get to...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have been married for 12 years and we have 4 kids together and in all that time my husband never treated me with love or respect or affection. He refuses to even kiss me or touch...
    Katkor Katkor 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    Well I used to have one friend but he's moved out, and now i really have none. It's difficult to me to get talking to new people and starting a friendship I've only had one friends...