You Don’t Look Familiar

Prosopagnosia is the inability to recognize faces, and it’s often a comorbid neurological disorder diagnosis with autism. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with this, and you just find yourself flooded with people that you don’t recognize who are recognizing you, here’s my bit of advice: Use your autistic superpower of attention to detail! If someone says, “I remember you!” and continues on with your name and how you last met, but you can’t remember their name at all, I bet you can remember some detail of something this person said or wore, or a detail about the place where you met them. Mention those details that you remember and it will help the other person feel like you do recognize something about your initial encounter with them. 

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