If I know you, I’ve probably lied to you - or at the very least misled you. And it’s time for me to own up. The second time we met, I probably didn’t recognise you, but pretended I did. You see, I’m bad with faces. Really bad with faces. It’s also called prosopagnosia.

I'm sorry, who? Pic: Supplied

Which isn’t a good trait for a journalist. So I bluff. All the time.

As well as the practical problems - and opportunities missed - failure to recognise somebody invariably causes offence. A few examples:

• The time I had lunch with somebody, then introduced myself to him again the next day.

• The time I sat next to an ex-girlfriend at a friend’s wedding and failed to recognise her.

• The time I bumped into somebody as I got onto the bus and kept walking after he said hello. We’d just been on a riotous stag weekend together a week before.

• The bloke I sat directly opposite at poker all night, then failed to recognise in the pub the following week.

• Even this week, I bumped into my personal trainer in a cafe. When he came over, for a moment, I mistook him for a waiter.

And those are just the ones that I heard about later, or awkwardly worked out at the time. It can be like being in a game show featuring a procession of strangers looming out of the darkness whose identities I have to guess without giving away that I don’t know who they are.

No matter what weak explanation I give about being bad with faces, failure to recognise somebody causes offence. Not being recognised is a blow to the ego - invariably, people take it personally.

Generally, the point at which a face finally begins to sink in is when they’re angrily confronting me about my rudeness.

I’m terrible at parties. The chances are that unless I know somebody quite well, they’re a stranger to me. Which can make for a certain social awkwardness.

So over the years, I’ve learned to bluff. One of the best things about being in Australia is being able to address everyone as “Maaaate”. The follow up of “how are things?” gets you a long way too.

When I’m introduced to people - no matter how unlikely it is that we will have met, I’ve learned to always, always use the words “Good to see you”. On the few occasions I’ve failed to put it that way and said “Nice to meet you”, inevitably, we’ve met before.

It’s only dawned on me in recent years, that this isn’t how everybody behaves.

If you haven’t got a particular knack, it’s hard to picture how it works for anybody else. If you went walking in a forest, would you immediately recognise a specific tree if you bumped into it in a completely different forest a few weeks later?

Yet somehow humans, or most of them, have evolved a skill that means they can pull off the trick with human faces. I gather that about one person in 40 struggles.

When I mention that I don’t have that knack, people always have the same reaction. They tell me that they’ve got a great memory for faces, but sometimes struggle with names. Every single time.

Over the years, partners, friends and colleagues have learned to introduce themselves if somebody comes over to say hello to us. It’s become an amiable conspiracy.

I’m not, by the way, completely unable to recognise people. After three or four meetings it usually sinks in. If some people score a 10 for facial blindness, then I’m only a seven.

There are also tricks - fixing specific characteristics like hair colour, eyebrow shape or even style of dress into my mind can help me get there.

I’m not even sure whether I’ve always been like this.

I recently developed a new theory after seeing an item on prosopagnosia and its occasional links to stroke and other forms of brain damage. My first recollection of it being an issue goes back about 20 years to roughly the same time when I noticed the vision had disappeared in the focal point of my left eye, leaving a permanent blur not unlike when you’ve been staring at a car headlight for too long. You do not want me on your team for the Magic Eye round in the pub quiz.

At the time, doctors were unable to explain this problem as there is nothing physically wrong with the eye; they made vague comments about blood pressure and perhaps a minor stroke before eventually concluding that perhaps I’d had the vision defect since birth but never noticed - as records of childhood eye tests were lost, we never knew for sure.

Neurologist Oliver Sacks, who has written about the subject, talked about having the condition himself in an interview with The Economist, saying:

I’m a little bit on the reticent side - that’s a primary characteristic of face blindness. People should perhaps “out” themselves. In the book I tell a story where a man goes to a physician and says he can’t recognise people, and so his life has become ‘a round of apology and offence’. The matter must be aired.  If people know you’re face blind you don’t have to apologise.

So I think it is indeed time to out myself.

I’m pleased to meet you. Again.

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    • Emma says:

      06:51am | 27/07/12

      I have never heard of this before. I wonder, if you struggle to recognise people and their facial features (and on the explanatory link it seems like because those features are do not appear defined to you), can you appreciate a pretty face? Or are they all the same to you? As the face a major aspect of attraction to most people I wonder then if it is to you at all?

    • acotrel says:

      07:37am | 27/07/12

      I have exactly the same problem, and it has come on with age. I went to the Veteran Motorcycle Racers’ dinner a while back, and hardly recognised anyone.  They’ve all turned grey haired and gone thin in the face.  The funniest thing of the evening was the list which was read out of those who have recently dropped off the perch.- Funny because I’m still on the right side of the grass.
      Sorry, I shouldn’t laugh, this is serious stuff.  I’m currently preparing my Seeley Norton 850 racer, for a ride day on 25th August at Winton, so my turn could come too!  You’ve got to LIVE your life. - Be happy !

    • cc says:

      08:00am | 27/07/12

      You could be writing about me.  I need to meet people several times in quick succession before I have a hope of recognising them.  It makes it hard to make new friends not to mention Some time ago I read of a pertret painter who was so severely affected he couldn’t recognise people he had painted.  I’m glad there is a name for out affliction it will help explain why we seem so stand offish at times,

    • Mahhrat says:

      08:04am | 27/07/12

      @Emma, I struggle to remember names.

      I’m good with faces, I know if I’ve seen you before, but I can never remember anybody’s names.

      Drives me batshit crazy.  I have no idea why, perhaps it’s a version of what the OP experiences.

      To me, it’s mortifying.  I kinda like most people, I try to be nice and such, but I just forget.  Makes me feel like a terrible person.

    • Babylon in Canberra says:

      08:43am | 27/07/12

      I never forget faces. I recognise people from Kinder in their 30’s no problem.

      Names? Different kettle of fish. I do the ‘repeat 3 times’ trick to remember names. Upon introduction, I repeat the name once verbally aloud as I shake hands, then twice more in my head as I record the looks.

      If I had of kissed Emma after a packet of Pickled Onion crisps and got two times life for my bad breath oversight at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, I would still remember her upon release.

    • Emma says:

      09:41am | 27/07/12

      Babylon

      If you deserve two times life for your breath then I will probably not forget you that quickly either. At least make it BBQ flavour.

    • Tim Burrowes says:

      10:05am | 27/07/12

      Hi Emma,
      I’d never thought about that, but yes, I can appreciate a pretty face. But it may take me slightly longer to get there…

    • Tim Burrowes says:

      10:05am | 27/07/12

      Hi Emma,
      I’d never thought about that, but yes, I can appreciate a pretty face. But it may take me slightly longer to get there…

    • patsy says:

      10:11am | 27/07/12

      I’m quite good at remembering faces but not names. I only know if they are naughty or noice and if they owe me money.

    • maybe says:

      10:19am | 27/07/12

      prosopagnosia is actually caused by a mis-wiring in the visual cortex, if you will.  It is pretty well established that people in general are better at remebering faces than they are other objects (animate or not).  There are other related conditions whereby if they see a certain object they couldn’t tell you what it was called, but if the touch it then they can tell you what it is.  Or people remebering what an object is, but not what the correct word for it is, even if there is nothing wrong with their speach/language.  It’s interesting stuff how complicated the visual cortex is.

      Not remembering names is a simple memory issue, same as how some people are better at remebering lists or facts or whatever than other people.  (unless you one has some kind of memory affliction i guess)

    • Craigt says:

      07:51am | 27/07/12

      I think we were separated at birth. I have exactly the same problem. But after a few (4 or 5) meetings I can remember people 80% of the time. @ Emma: I have perfect vision so I don’t think it’s that I can certainly appreciate a pretty face but introduce them to me and I wont remember them next time we meet.

    • Maryjane says:

      06:51pm | 27/07/12

      ‘I think we were separated at birth’  Me too!  Me too!  We’re triplets!

    • Al says:

      08:07am | 27/07/12

      I am a little the opposite, I can remember faces, but the names that go with them are a different matter.
      Much of the time I can’t remember names within minutes of being introduced, sometimes even when I have met people or worked with them a long time, I still can’t remember their names.
      I definately know who they are, even information about them (kids, pets, likes, dislikes etc) but their name just doesn’t register.
      Only when I make the deliberate action of repeating their names to myself for a period of time (10 to 15 mins) do I actualy remember them, not much assistance at work as people look at you oddly if you are walking around doing your job muttering a name to yourself over and over.

    • acotrel says:

      08:23am | 27/07/12

      If you get introduced to someone, always respond by using their name straight away.  The worst situation is when you meet a friend’s best girl, and immediately forget her name.  It does not go down well with the ladies.

    • iansand says:

      09:01am | 27/07/12

      When you are introduced get into the habit of saying “Nice to meet you Al” (obviously using the appropriate name), or some other formula where you actually use the name.  It is one level of reinforcement that helps.

    • Al says:

      09:43am | 27/07/12

      acotrel, iansand - Yes, I have tried that and guess what, 2 mins later, can’t remember their name.
      It took me almost 3 months to be able to remember my flatemates girlfriends name, despite her being around 2-3 times a week (I do know it now though).

    • Admiral Ackbar says:

      11:53am | 27/07/12

      Yep I have the same problem Al, I can meet someone, shake their hand and exchange names, then bam. Gone. It’s strange because I remember faces and minor details really well, and it definitely sucks big time if it’s a girl you like. I like iansand and acotrels suggestions though, I think I’ll try it, even if I do come across as a little bit RainManesque.

    • T says:

      01:34pm | 28/07/12

      Al I have the same problem, I am a champion at remembering faces. But have you ever tried associating their name with someone you know, or a place, a memory etc?

      I find that works better then repeating the name, I usually forget after doing this too…

    • ME says:

      08:10am | 27/07/12

      Do you have a heightened sense of smell?  You should consider yourself gifted in a primitive sort of way.
      Bats, moles, cave fish, blind flatworms are actually ‘blind’ and rely on other senses.

    • Tim Burrowes says:

      10:23am | 27/07/12

      Sadly not, ME. I have a terrible sense of smell…

    • Colin says:

      08:19am | 27/07/12

      Ha! Great excuse! I must remember to tell everyone whose name I forget that I have prosopagnosia… then they’ll just feel sorry for me instead of being angry for forgetting their names..!

    • Kegaro says:

      08:22am | 27/07/12

      My hubby (rest his soul) and I both afflicted by this problem - maybe ‘twas what brought us together.  The best one for him was when he went to an investment information session.  A man walked up to him, started chatting, “how’s the family” etc.  Hubby asked “do I know you?”.  The answer came “I’m your brother!”.  Admittedly, said bro had grown a beard and was wearing glasses.  My best ... a motorbike roared up, parked in the driveway beside our home unit.  I went out and advised the folk that the Block Nazi would get them for parking there.  The pillion passenger got off, took off her helmet, and said “hello”.  Me did the goldfish look “do I know you?”.  Reply “I’m your sister!”.  Admittedly she had grown her hair and was wearing full leathers.  I regularly re-introduce myself to people I’ve met ... oooh ... so embarrassing.  And the names are a problem too ... sadly you can’t call a woman “maaaate!”  “Love” just doesn’t work.

    • Cry in my Gin says:

      09:35am | 27/07/12

      I call women mate all the time. Not an issue. Some of them make better mates than blokes. To the point that I found myself rooting my best mate and had asked her to marry me.

    • subotic says:

      08:33am | 27/07/12

      If people know you’re face blind you don’t have to apologise.

      When people work out that I hate all people equally and don’t discriminate, then I don’t have to apologise. Not that I would anyway.

    • Simon says:

      08:40am | 27/07/12

      I find this problem extremely embarrassing.  I first noticed I had it in the early years of high school.  I also have to use similar strategies. I often find myself having to say hello to acquaintances who know me well without any recollection of where I know them from or who they are.

    • ME says:

      08:42am | 27/07/12

      Just a thought…..your surname is Burrows. Could it be that you have descended from the burrowing ‘blind’ mole?  Curious Coincidence even…Or perhaps due to being the place that homed these animals, maybe you picked up on their innate senses. The possibilities are endless.However, back to the real world….you ignorant prick!! Kidding.

    • Mr Momento says:

      08:56am | 27/07/12

      I have exceptional sight. I notice objects in nature and how they are connected instantly. I never get lost and have travelled the world without maps drawing nuances from the way people and objects position themselves and/or move in relation to each other. I read people and their motivations almost intuitively from tiny expressions on their faces and inflections in their voices. Unfortunately, however, I do not remember faces and realise that I can work past people I have known for years and not recall their name without many excruciating mental gymnastics.

    • Testfest says:

      09:06am | 27/07/12

      You failed to recognise an ex-girlfriend while you were sitting right next to her? That’s impressive.

      Although you go on to say “I’m not, by the way, completely unable to recognise people. After three or four meetings it usually sinks in.”

      So how many times did you see this girl in your life? If it was only 3-4 times, then I don’t think you can call her your girlfriend.

    • Tim Burrowes says:

      10:07am | 27/07/12

      Hi Testfest,

      We’d been out for a few months - but about four or five years before.

      Cheers,

      Tim

    • ME says:

      09:12am | 27/07/12

      Forgotten Face: There you are!
      Burrowes: Do I know you?
      Forgotten Face: (furrowed brow)
      Burrowes: No, but there you are!

    • My fathers daughter says:

      09:23am | 27/07/12

      My father had a stroke and now suffers from serious prosopagnosia. He can not remember faces at all.  We are all strangers to him each time we meet.

      We assist him surreptitiously by greeting him saying
      “Dad”,  he then knows its one of his children,
      “As your favourite eldest daughter- Im so glad to see you” (or something similar) so he knows I am the eldest and therefore makes the connection from name to face - and its all good from there - until next time we see each other.

      We also now help him with clues when meeting people - something like ‘Dad, you remember Fred Smith’ or ‘Fred Smith, good to see you again, Dad and I was just mentioning you the other day’....
      Dad remembers names and who people are by name, just not their face.

      Its just one of the weird side effects of the stroke.

    • Renee says:

      09:53am | 27/07/12

      What a great article, thx Tim, I had no idea Prosopagnosia even existed.

      I get so wrapped up in my own existence sometimes and this is a good reminder for me to get over myself when someone doesn’t recognise me!

    • Susan says:

      09:55am | 27/07/12

      Rarely forgot a face but hopeless remembering names.

    • Coal Train says:

      09:57am | 27/07/12

      I’m the exact opposite, I remember everything and anything about everyone I meet, be it name, face, gait, they way they shook my hand or they way they pronounced their r’s just a little funny. I would rather forget half the people I’ve met but sadly I’m cursed with an ability to remember everyone

    • Baloo says:

      10:38am | 27/07/12

      I am the exact same, I can remember anything or anyone even if I only met the person once for like 5 minutes, frankly I’d rather not sometimes because it can be just as awkward..

      Me: Hey -name- how’s it going?
      Other Person: H-heeeyy..champ..

      ^happens all the time..all the time. But I guess it’s good when it comes to random trivia and interesting facts.

    • AFR says:

      10:10am | 27/07/12

      Why does everyone need to have a “condition” to explain away their shortcomings? Your kid is weird? He must have asbergers…. oh, that makes him special.

    • Emma says:

      12:07pm | 27/07/12

      Ha, my dad says that as well. He says “When I was young and you were bad at reading, you s*cked. Now you have some complex condition.” The risk with this is though, when you have an excuse as to why you are bad at something does that mean you dont have to try anymore anyway? When I was in highschool I helped a child with reading difficulties in German and English and I told the parents that the boy needed more than that but they just said he will never read like a normal child so it wasnt worth the effort.

    • Neuroplasticity says:

      10:21am | 27/07/12

      You need to read the book by Barbara Arrow-Smith young called “The Woman who Changed her Brain”. She was born with similar issues and eventually developed exercises that strengthened those weak parts of her brain, allowing her to actually overcome her issues.

      It’s called Neuroplasticity and face-blindness is one of the areas they talk about. You can do something about it if you want.

    • pa_kelvin says:

      10:38am | 27/07/12

      Great article…..Who’s the guy in the picture???? smile

    • subotic Davros says:

      11:34am | 27/07/12

      Yep. He is.

    • Chris L says:

      10:50am | 27/07/12

      If I’m out with friends and we split up to meet later on I find it helps to pay attention to what they’re wearing and memorise it.

    • rosalie says:

      11:57am | 27/07/12

      I did this.  Then they swapped coats.  B’stards.

    • Adam Ferrier says:

      11:30am | 27/07/12

      I seriously suffer from this too. It’s harrowing.

    • Colin says:

      11:41am | 27/07/12

      What about your own face in the mirror - do you recognise yourself..?

    • Petrr says:

      11:41am | 27/07/12

      Yep, I’m crap at remembering faces too. Like Tim I’m prob a seven out of ten: if I see someone enough it usually sinks in. Very frustrating but I HATE it when people tell you they’re good at faces but not with names; yes, yes everyone says that. I force myself to use other cues like a distinguishing mole or hair colour.

    • Nathan says:

      11:43am | 27/07/12

      I remember one woman, a friend of my bosses at a previous job, absolutely lose it when I introduced myself. Apparently we’d met 5 times previously. Still have no idea what her name was, or even recall what she looked like.

      I find if people are just introduced to you and then move on, then I have pretty no chance of remembering them. I need multiple encounters, with proper discussion (not small talk), before they start to sink in.

    • s101 says:

      11:48am | 27/07/12

      I always thought it was a bit weird that I have trouble remembering people’s facial features until about -3-4 years or so ago I saw a program on TV about ‘facial blindness’.
      I have to meet someone in quick succession at least 3-4 times for me to remember their face and to being able to recognise them. Otherwise I will not recognise them. I often rely on subtle clues like clothing I recognise, their posture, perfume they wear or their voice rather than me recognising their face on the first few introductions.
      I have been accused of being rude and “up myself” on many occasions as a result of not being able to recognise someone I have recently met.
      If I have’t seen someone since school (20 years ago) often I am hard pressed to recognise them, especially if they don’t look very very similar to what they did at the age of 18.
      It is a pain in the ass and not something you would wish to have as an “excuse” to ignore annoying people.

    • Aussie Wazza says:

      11:55am | 27/07/12

      Is it an attitude thing? We remember that which WE deem to be important.

      I knew a man who claimed NEVER to forget a phone number; Once used, remembered forever.. WOT? I remember around 20 that I call regular. About 50 are in my mobile and the rest (around the world) are in the phone book or on the internet. Why fill my brain with useless crap?

      But I do remember our first phone number FM3047 changed to FB1047 about 1944 and my uncles (the first in our family) car AAW 462 (circa 1950) These were important to me as items of significence at the time and ‘locked in’ to my brain. But later as a Sales rep changing cars regularly, when booking into a hotel and being asked my car rego I couldn’t remember it. Although I had been driving it for months, it was just another car.

      Faces are the same and I have been stymied a number of times when confronted by a person away from where I know them. Know them well in Cairns but couldn’t put a name to them in Singapore. Even the face didn’t compute.

      Same with events when you meet a mob. The brides Uncle Bert from South Africa fades fast. The brides maid is a different situation.

    • Bobby says:

      12:15pm | 27/07/12

      I developed this condition during menopause. I experienced many embarrassing situations where I would run into people who knew me and my family quite intimately yet I did not have a clue who they were. This led me to avoid social situations and going out in public generally. I was trying to bluff my way through meetings which just made me anxious and I think that probably exacerbated my problem. Eventually I heard that the term for this condition is prosopagnosia so I stopped bluffing and told people I have it. This makes it easier but I still feel uncomfortable about ignoring people I know when we cross paths in the street.

      Before I developed this condition I had an outstanding memory for both names and faces. I have long suspected that I may have had a little stroke during menopause which caused it but can’t say for sure of course. I recently met another woman who developed the condition in menopause. We both had a laugh about the fact that we wouldn’t recognize each other if we meet again.

    • bella starkey says:

      12:21pm | 27/07/12

      I am really bad at faces. I mostly have trouble with young men with short hair and young women with long dark hair. They all look the same to me.

      I think this is why I have alway had a preference for men with prominent noses. Helps me pick them out in a crowd.

    • Stradlater says:

      01:13pm | 27/07/12

      Physiological or genetic? I suffer from this (made worse as my job puts me out in the community every week, meeting lots of people, apparently most of them new acquaintances), but my late father also professed the same condition. He’d always be downtown, saying g’day to most people he passed on the off-chance he’d met them previously and didn’t want to cause offence. It’s not debilitating for me but often very inconvenient.

    • Ray Wood says:

      12:42pm | 27/07/12

      I’m relieved to find there is an actual condition I can blame my problem on. My worst experience was introducing myself to a man taking his place next to me at a lunch, only for him to point out we’d been chatting in the pre0lunch drinks session.
      I even find problems with TV dramas, sometimes being unsure who a character is when they reappear a bit later.
      I also suffer from lack of direction — I can leave a store and have to work out whether to turn left or right to get back to where I came from — is this an intertwined phenomenon?

    • Ray Wood says:

      12:47pm | 27/07/12

      PS.. I have just read you have a poor sense of smell. Me too! Are all these things related?

    • Bobby says:

      01:19pm | 27/07/12

      Me too! Perhaps there is a relationship. Would others with this condition care to comment?

    • Ken Oath says:

      12:53pm | 27/07/12

      I have absolutely no problems remember the names of people I am introduced to that I would like to shag.

    • Nikki says:

      01:34pm | 27/07/12

      “all those Asians/blacks/Scandinavians/Mediterraneans look the same to me.”

      “You shouldn’t say that, it’s racist.”

      “But I have Prosopagnosia. Indians actually DO look like Norwegians.”

    • Aussie Wazza says:

      01:44pm | 27/07/12

      Ken Oath.

      Fair enough Ken, But what about females?

    • Ken Oath says:

      04:17pm | 27/07/12

      Boom Tish !

      Thanks Wazza. I’m glad someone took the bait.

    • Matt says:

      02:16pm | 27/07/12

      I know this is unrelated to the point of your article, but for your interest Tim the condition you describe sounds a lot like Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR) which typically affects young males, usually those with a tendency for ‘stress’ or type-A personality.  The leakage of fluid that causes the initial problem clears leaving a barely visible scar at the macular.  20 years ago the technology didn’t exist to pick up and diagnose this condition as readily/accurately as now, especially if the leakage/fluid had cleared before it was investigated properly.  From your brief history it sounds like there’s a good chance that is the cause smile

    • Tim Burrowes says:

      02:29pm | 27/07/12

      Thanks, Matt - I appreciate that suggestion.

      Cheers,

      Tim

    • pa_kelvin says:

      02:24pm | 27/07/12

      Gotta look on the bright side….......At least you get to meet new people everyday. smile

    • jean cave says:

      04:26pm | 27/07/12

      Does face-blindness have a Facebook page?

    • Sam de Brito says:

      05:40pm | 27/07/12

      Stop drinking.

    • Short attention span says:

      10:38am | 28/07/12

      I’m awful.

      I forget faces, names and things people have told me.

      To the point where, on odd occasions, I’ve failed to recognise my boyfriend. 

      I think it’s a context thing—like you mentioned with the trees.  I can recognise *that* tree, in *that* place, in *those* clothes, but put the tree in a different forest or chop a few leaves off, and I’m lost. 

      I don’t think it’s become worse with age - when I was a baby I burst into tears and freaked out after my mum had her hair permed, because I didn’t recognise her. 

      I’d like to think it’s because I work in an area where I meet (and don’t need to remember) a lot of people, but maybe not recognising my mum would prove that kinda wrong. 

      I’m single now and I’m struggling to find a boyfriend because unless they’re particularly memorable, on the second/third date, I’m usually sitting there trying to figure out, “who are you again?”

 

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