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02 Oct 2017, 8:17 pm

Is there a name for looking at someone and thinking they look like someone famous or someone else you know?
e.g. Seeing someone in the street and thinking they look like someone famous or seeing someone famous on TV and think they look like someone you know.

Is there a name for finding this connection? or is it just human nature.

I'm not sure it's a common thing in the spectrum community ? due to the chance of having prosopagnosia


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02 Oct 2017, 8:24 pm

Hyperfamiliarity?

Thanks for making me spell that.


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02 Oct 2017, 8:25 pm

I get that when I go on holiday and everyone looks like everyone back home.

Weird.


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02 Oct 2017, 8:34 pm

Thanks Raliegh , I'll be googling that.


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03 Oct 2017, 9:23 am

I have often commented that certain people, usually famous ones, look like someone else. I noticed that Simon Baker of The Mentalist bears a striking resemblance to tennis player Denis Istomin.



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03 Oct 2017, 2:13 pm

Raleigh wrote:
I get that when I go on holiday and everyone looks like everyone back home.

Weird.


I can't guess if that would be scary or comforting.

After googling hyperfamiliarity I've realised how extreme this can be and is nothing close to what I do.

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I have often commented that certain people, usually famous ones, look like someone else. I noticed that Simon Baker of The Mentalist bears a striking resemblance to tennis player Denis Istomin.


I just googled them both too see , and they do look somewhat similar ( definitely have the same hair in some photo's ) , I wouldn't go as far as striking though but that's just me.


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03 Oct 2017, 8:37 pm

SaveFerris wrote:
Is there a name for looking at someone and thinking they look like someone famous or someone else you know?
e.g. Seeing someone in the street and thinking they look like someone famous or seeing someone famous on TV and think they look like someone you know.

Is there a name for finding this connection? or is it just human nature.

I'm not sure it's a common thing in the spectrum community ? due to the chance of having prosopagnosia


The word for it "they remind me of someone else".



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03 Oct 2017, 9:13 pm

SaveFerris wrote:
Raleigh wrote:
I get that when I go on holiday and everyone looks like everyone back home.

Weird.


I can't guess if that would be scary or comforting.

It's a bit of a bummer when you've gone on holiday to get away from all those people. :lol:


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10 Oct 2017, 6:53 pm

I thought I was the only one that did this.



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10 Oct 2017, 7:00 pm

I'm facially blind to the extent I don't even recognise many famous people, so it doesn't happen to me often.


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