Does anyone know, what this thing is?
How aware people are about it?
It's actually one of the reasons of my tiredness from IRL social activity. I DON'T have a full Prosopagnosia, but even partial one causes problems in social interactions. Parcicularly, I CAN remember faces of people, whom I met for more than dozens times OR faces, which have very unusual traits. But speaking of all other people - I DON'T recognize them by faces. I recognize them by other traits - like voice, hair, clothes style, body peculiarities, manner of talking, topics they are talking about, context in which I meet them, etc, etc, etc.
It's actually quite typical for me to meet an "unknown" person, who starts talking to me the way like they know me. So, in responce Im just answering their questions and am saying neutral things to support the converstaion, and also analyze the person and their speech to sort out, who is it. Sometimes it analyzing becomes complicated, and it requires a lot of thinking in this case. In this case, it makes me really tired. And there is always a probability, like, 1% than I don't succeed.
The more active social life I'm living, the more stressful this factor becomes. It limits my social activity.
But I really don't know, how to explain all of this to people, who didn't read and don't know anything about this mental flaw, so I usually just don't talk about it. When I didn't recognize someone, and they told me about it with upset or suprise, I just said: "It's hard for me to remember faces, sorry". But person usually look at me with distrust in responce ( yes, bad memory on faces doesn't prevent me from recognizing people emotions. ) So I doubt they really understand what do I mean.
Sometimes I'm wondering, why am I so sick. It's hard to believe that just the ONE person can have so many problems with their brain.