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Most dyslexics will exhibit 10 or more of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.
- Employed in job/position that will hide difficulties or not require dealing with problematic areas.
- Hides difficulties from co-workers, friends and even family.
- Becomes frustrated at "planning meetings" and sequential tasks – may have the answer and know how to do it well before others.
- Becomes frustrated, impatient, or overwhelmed with long forms or sequential processes.
- Thrives in careers where visual-spatial/kinesthetic talents can be realized: For example - Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical), Artisans, Interior Decorating, Actors, Musicians, Police/Investigation, Athletes, and Business Executives (usually with staff/assistants).
- May pass up promotions or advancement opportunities that would require more administrative work.
- Difficulty with tests - passing standardized tests can be a barrier to career advancement.
- Highly successful/over achiever, or considered "not working up to potential."
- Displays extreme work ethic.
- May be a perfectionist and overreact when making a mistake.
- Out-of-the-box thinker or operates with very strict rules for himself/herself.
- Excellent problem-solving skills.