Monday, July 24, 2006

Positive Aspects of Dyslexia

* Dyslectics are often able to understand complex ideas and have a good overview.

* They can often see several aspects of a problem at the same time.

* They usually have a good spatial awareness and can see three dimensional objects from every direction, without moving themselves.

* They can use the potential of the brain to change their perceptions and to create new possibilities.

* They are extremely aware of their surroundings and have sharp visual and analytic capabilities.

* They are more curious than the average person.

* They think mainly in images instead of words.

* Their thought processing and perception is multidimensional as they use all their senses.

* They can experience their inner world as reality with their strong imaginative power.

As a dyslexic, I have experienced many of those aspects personally. The most profound positive for me is the ability to perceive and process in multiple dimensions at once. This one skill makes dyslexics who have been taught to visually process written language (i.e. through NLP) such good knowledge acquisition specialists. (It's also why we run circles around everyone else during brainstorming sessions.)

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Ever Wonder?

Why is bottled lemon juice made with artificial flavor when dishwashing liquid is "made with real lemons"?

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

Why do we have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

Why don't they make the whole planes out of the same stuff they make those indestructible "black box" units out of?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

Why do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If Moses were here, would George W. catch on fire?

Why do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?

Since dogs seem to love to eat it whenever possible, why don't they make poop flavored dog food?