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Poll: How many do you know who have Aphantasia?

Just me 42 48.3%
1-2 29 33.3%
3-4 9 10.3%
5-6 4 4.6%
7+ 3 3.4%
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TOPIC: How many people do you know have Aphantasia?

How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 8 months ago #927

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So far I have found 5 people. I'm still convinced the 2-3% average is a bit low.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 8 months ago #1136

All you guys ;)

Beside that - maybe one! I posted a link on Facebook and one my old friends said he may had aphantasia!

Looking forward to see how many there is when I post my video about the subject!
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 8 months ago #1143

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In the 17 years I have known I can't visualise, the first person I found like me was last year.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 8 months ago #1153

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I talked to my psychologist about this. She says it's actually pretty common and many people can't visualise like me when she does visualisation exercises.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 6 months ago #1935

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Just only family members.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 4 months ago #2362

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I was happy to go with the 2-3% with a genetic link (my son has it too), until last week. I work as a software developer in a team of 11. I did a short talk to my colleagues about Aphantasia last week, in an attempt to help them understand why I find certain tasks difficult that they wouldn't have trouble with themselves. After explaining Aphantasia, I tried to demonstrate it by getting them to close their eyes and picture a red triangle. We had a good range with a few hyperphantasiacs, but I was surprised that 3 of my colleagues couldn't picture anything at all and a fourth only had a very vague image. So we have 40% at least in our office. Anyone else tried this?
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 4 months ago #2364

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Keyword: "software developers"?
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 1 month ago #2840

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I've never met someone like me in real life, though I've heard tell of a wife of a friend of a friend. (Who I haven't met save in passing.)

2-3% actually seems high to me.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 3 weeks ago #3028

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I've known for 30 years, mentioned it to quite a few people and never found anyone who didn't think it was weird!
I'm also a software developer, did computer science at university, which was when I found out, and none of my friends (20 or so) in the course have it.
Never worked with anyone who has it (not that it's the first thing you say, but it does come up when you work with people over a decent time)
I tend to think 2% is too high!
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 3 weeks ago #3031

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The only person I know who I am sure of is my brother, but I haven't asked everyone I know.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 3 weeks ago #3032

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I dont know anyone exept me.

Have to ask more poeple, I guess?
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 3 weeks ago #3074

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So far, just me and I have been asking people for 20 years.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 1 week ago #3137

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Just me.
~*~ Still figuring it all out, I either have aphantasia or weak visualization ability, definitely 0 purposeful visualization. ~*~
~*~ I suffer from PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD; and potentially some sort of high functioning autism, but that one is unconfirmed. ~*~
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 1 week ago #3160

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I know 2 other people, although since I found out about 10 years ago that some people can visualise I have asked a lot of people, was quite a while until I found anyone.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 3 years 5 days ago #3205

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Myself and 1 male friend and 1 female friend
"The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven." John Milton
Last Edit: 3 years 5 days ago by ijk079.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 2 years 6 months ago #4681

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Last week, before I had ever even heard of aphantasia, I posted a little quiz I made up about it and posted it on my Facebook page. Of the 132 friends who might've seen the post, 14 replied. Of them, only one knew of someone (their grandmother) who couldn't visualize. No, not a scientific study, but interesting to me nonetheless.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 2 years 6 months ago #4690

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Myself and two sons. Not my wife and our two daughters. Interesting strange both males children but not female. Especially as my wife and one of my daugters seem to have exceptional visual memory. To the point of being describable as photographic.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 2 years 6 months ago #4699

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Apart from all you guys, I know of no others.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 2 years 6 months ago #4728

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My mother is the only one. I haven't discussed this with my sister yet.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 2 years 6 months ago #4748

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I just posted an informal poll on Facebook and one of my friends posted that she thought she was the only one. Another posted that her visualizations are fuzzy/foggy. I just found out a few days ago that my husband also has it, so now I'm very curious about our children.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 1 year 7 months ago #39529

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My whole family Has it. So that’s four of us plus I met another person with it so that’s 5 people. My 9 year old doesn’t have it but I’m not sure about my 6 year old.

My dad still doesn’t believe anyone can see images in there head. Ha.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 1 year 7 months ago #39548

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Of a group I am in of a couple of thousand--1. Of my immediate family and friends--only me. Of other groups of a couple of hundred-- just me. Most cannot understand what it is, they keep asking me "but what do you see when________." A psychic even told me I need not worry about clairvoyance--she still doesn't understand what I am talking about. I do not discuss it with anyone any more, except hubby, helping him understand why I am the way I am.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 1 year 7 months ago #39550

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Me, my mother, one sister
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 1 year 6 months ago #39571

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Of the 20 people I've asked, only 2 seem to have it. BOTH are family, so I believe it has to be hereditary.
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How many people do you know have Aphantasia? 1 year 6 months ago #39572

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Just me and my grandma. No one else really understands it when I try to explain it, but my grandma agreed immediately (my mom thinks we're weird and crazy, but she believes us
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