Dyslexic Achiever

"I was one of the 'puzzle children' myself -- a dyslexic . . . And I still have a hard time reading today. Accept the fact that you have a problem. Refuse to feel sorry for yourself. You have a challenge; never quit!"

Nelson Rockefeller
(45th Vice President of US)

The Strengths

Having a learning disability is not a disadvantage; it's just a different learning style. The "New Economy" needs and rewards exactly this kind of abilities. There is already a great demand for creative and problem solving abilities. We only need to be nurturing them, so they have the opportunity to shine and to serve humanity.
  • Curiosity and creativity
  • A great and lively imagination
  • The ability to figure things out
  • Eager embrace of new ideas
  • Getting the gist of things
  • A good understanding of new concepts
  • Surprising maturity
  • Enjoyment in solving puzzles
  • Talent at building models.
  • Excellent comprehension of stories read or told to him
  • Perception: the ability to alter and create perceptions
  • Highly aware of the environment
  • Ability to come up with original insights
  • Thinking and perceiving multi-dimensionally
  • Can experience thought as reality
  • A noticeable resilience and ability to adapt
  • See patterns, connections, and similarities very easy
  • Ability to get the "big picture"
  • High concentration
  • Can be very driven, ambitious and persistent
  • Superior reasoning and love for complexity
  • Simultaneous multiple thought processing
  • The ability for visual, spatial and lateral thinking
  • Excellent thinking skills: conceptualization, reasoning, imagination, abstraction
  • Often have good "people" skills and a very good at "reading" people (intuitive)
  • A surprisingly sophisticated listening vocabulary
  • Excellence in areas not dependent on reading, such as math, computers, and visual arts
  • A noticeable articulateness in the expression of ideas and feelings
  • Exceptional empathy and warmth, and feeling for others
  • Success in areas not dependent on rote memory
  • Inclination to think out of the box


Following wide range of careers are best suited to their respective inherent talent:
  • Science/research
  • Psychology
  • Teaching
  • Manager in people-relate occupations
  • Businesspeople in general
  • Marketing and sales
  • Interior/Garden/model design
  • Culinary arts
  • Woodworking
  • Carpentry
  • Artist
  • Painter/sculptor
  • Actor
  • Architecture
  • Designer
  • Mechanics
  • Engineering
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Athletics
  • Computing
  • Software design
  • Electronics