It may be worrying and overwhelming to think about living with a learning difference like dyslexia. And while it presents its challenges in day-to-day life, it also has many positive aspects. For instance, some dyslexia strengths include being more creative, thinking outside of the box and problem-solving more effectively.
Dyslexia strengths - personal
People with dyslexia often have a strong sense of empathy and compassion. This can be a great personal and professional strength, leading to better communication. But that's not all - people with dyslexia also: have great intuition and insight, think and experience the world using all the senses and have vivid imaginations
Dyslexia strengths - career
Because people with dyslexia think in pictures, shapes and movement, they can make good engineers, architects and artists. Reportedly, around 20-30% of engineers are dyslexic. In addition, people with dyslexia can: have great pattern recognition and spatial awareness, see patterns, links and logic where others can’t and find different ways of explaining concepts.
But these qualities can only shine when given the opportunity to do so. That's why it's important to pay attention to those advantages and nurture them. That way, we can use them to reduce the disadvantages and boost people’s self-confidence too.
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