- Over 50% of NASA employees are dyslexic. They are deliberately sought after because they have superb problem solving skills and excellent 3D and spatial awareness.
- More than just a reading difficulty, it is a way of thinking and of being.
- Top-down rather than bottom-up thinkers.
- "Forced to see the forest because they can't see the trees"
- Learn best through meaning.
- Superior Reasoning
- Visual, spatial and lateral thinking
- Alter and create perceptions
- Highly aware of the environment
- Highly curious
- Great intuition and insightful
- Think and perceive multi-dimensionally
- Lively imagination
- Experience thought as reality
- Easy adoption of change
- See patterns, connections and similarities
- Driven, ambitious, and persistent
- Capable of seeing things differently than others
- Simultaneous multiple thought processing
- Excellent comprehension
- Mechanics, art, athletics, technology, science
- Have talent for language
- Good at sequence and time and events
- Memory for abstract symbols--letters stand for something
- Some have photographic memory for words and letters--need to see 15-50 times to remember it
- Have a talent to make, do, draw, build
- Often intuitive, creative, and good imagination
- May take up to 1500 repetitions of seeing a word or letter to remember it
- Usually literal minded, concrete thinkers
- Do not do well with idioms
- Often seen as lazy and immature