Benefits of dyslexia
Looking at the list of personalities with dyslexia, you may be aware that these people tend to share certain characteristics, such as
- Seeing other people’s point of view
- Thinking through a complex operation before starting it
- Holding a picture of how something, for example a painting will turn out in their mind’s eye
- Not minding being different
- Making things happen through exceptional contributions to the world
- Being very curious – often questioning things that others don’t and showing them a better way
- Thinking mainly in pictures – visualisation
- Thinking for themselves and questioning the status quo
- Being highly intuitive and perceptive
- Having vivid imaginations
- Having above average intelligence
- Visualising things in a creative or different way.
If you want a different perspective – ask a dyslexic.
Have these people developed some of their skills because they are not great at spelling and reading, or are their abilities a result of the way they naturally think?
If you discuss these characteristics with anyone you know who has dyslexia or spelling and reading difficulties, you may find they share many of them, as well as having the ability to read upside down!