Dyslexic Achiever

"We were intelligent, but we were dyslexics. And that toughened us up, made us strive harder. I'm sure we turned to artistic things to prove to other people that we weren't stupid."

Andrew Menzies
(Movie Art Director)

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