He has not been diagnosed with the disorder, but says he finds his inability to remember people’s faces so profound, he’d like to be tested.
“So many people hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them,” he said to Esquire. He told the publication that many people think he’s being conceited when he can’t recall them from a prior meeting.
Between six to eight million people suffer with face blindness in the US alone. When very severe, people aren’t able to remember the faces of family members.
Even telling people about his condition doesn’t help. “It just got worse. People were more offended,” Pitt said. “You get this thing like ‘You’re being egotistical. You’re being conceited.’ 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,” Pitt contined.