The gift of dyslexia is not the inability to read or write. It’s the incredible ability to see things from different angles. That is what makes a creative genius. The dyslexic mind approaches problems by visualizing things from all viewpoints. Literally moving their mental POV to whatever angle that helps them ‘see’ the solution.
This ability allows sculptors to ‘see’ what is inside a block of marble. It enables designer to imagine things into reality. It’s this brilliant gift that makes creativity come easily. Their problem solving ability is not a result of their challenge with words. Creative problem solving IS their gift.
Above quote is pulled from a comment on this article:
I’m dyslexic, and I have stated many times that I belive that me being forced to learn how to learn and persevere in the face of failure in an early age have had dramatic consequences on my orientation through life and who I am. I, however, think it’s important to remember that it is a man-made system that casts the shadow over right and wrong when it comes to dyslexia. An absurd idea that we all fit into an academic production line. An absurd idea that not doing so is an handicap. Without this absurd angle and favourable point of view, we wouldn’t amplify the mystery of the creative thinker and paint it as special.