Thursday, November 4, 2010

Face blind twin

Do you know what would be terrible? If you were face blind. I wrote about being face blind a while ago, but I keep thinking about it. I think about it at least once a week. No kidding. How awkward would it be not being able to recognize your friends? Or your mom? Or yourself?

The craziest thing about it is that 3% of the population are face blind.That means that someone you know personally is probably face blind. They're the person who is pretty quiet and doesn't really start conversations until you speak to them first. And that's because they don't know who you are until they hear your voice!

Do you know what would be even worse?

If you were face blind and you were a twin.

Now you would have people who you don't know expect you to know them, in addition to not being able to know them even if you could recognize them! Mindblowingly frustrating--that's how I would describe it.

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