Brad Pitt Opens Up About Suffering From Face-Blindness Disorder

Hollywood star Brad Pitt recently opened up and revealed that he believes he has prosopagnosia, a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. The condition is also known as “face blindness.”

Though Pitt said he has never officially been diagnosed with prosopagnosia, he recently told GQ that some people think he’s remote, aloof, inaccessible, or self-absorbed because he can’t remember them.

“Nobody believes me!” Pitt told the GQ. “I wanna meet another.”

Pitt previously opened up about face blindness in a 2013 Esquire interview as per 7 News.

“So many people hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them,” he told Esquire.

He said that he tried being honest with people and asking them where they had met before, but that backfired. “…It just got worse,” he said, of that technique. “People were more offended.”

“But it’s a mystery to me, man. I can’t grasp a face and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view,” he further said.

The condition, also known as “face blindness,” can affect as many as 1 in 50 people, according to Faceblind.org, which researches the disorder.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Prosopagnosia affects people in different ways. Some people can’t recognize familiar faces – even their own family members, while others can’t distinguish unknown faces. Some can’t distinguish how a face is different from an object.

NINDS further advised that the disorder can be caused by several things – a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or certain neurodegenerative diseases. But it can also be a congenital disorder, present at birth, and it appears to run in families. That means, it is likely to be the result of a genetic mutation or deletion.

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