Originally Posted by Hammerslagger
Dyslexia is sometimes both a curse and a blessing.
It takes many forms. Dyslexic person's brains do not process information like those of so called "normal persons". This allowed Einstein to formulate his theories about physics that changed the world, and race car driver Jackie Stewart to become a living legend in his own time.
No two persons are exactly the same. Persons afflicted (or gifted) with dyslexia have problems with reading and writing, and left and right, and other things; but are often gifted at the genius level in areas that most "normal persons" struggle with.
I never looked at it that way
In my case I tested very low for the reading and writing but scored in the upper scale for maniacal aptitude (way high) witch answered the question of why I always was able to take apart and fix just about anything that was broken.
I used to get in trouble for taking apart things that were not broken just to see how they worked(including guns).
I can remember one time my dad came home early and found me stripping his Remington 30-06. He flipped out but his looked changed when I put it back together RIGHT!.
I was only 14 when I did this.