Prosopagnosia , or face blindness. I suffer from it and have done so for as long as I can remember. Does anyone else here have similar problems?
It's very embarrassing when someone greets me and I have no idea who they are or where do I know them from. Related to this problem is name blindness where I find it very very difficult to remember people's names.
Recently I was greeted by a man in a park and I struggled badly to remember who he was. I mostly remember people from their voices and other visual clues such what they wear, where they usually sit. He turned out to be a colleague from a health and fitness course I recently attended.
How common is it for autistics to suffer from prosopagnosia ?
Yes I find it hard to recognise people and when someone greets me I ask them where they know me from and am surprised I do not know who they are. I also think I know someone when I do not know them.
That is not supposed to be Asperger Syndrome. That is a perception problem so I think it made it useless doing the emotions test. I took part in trials but I cannot recognise emotions if I cannot even recognise faces.