We can learn a lot from successful and famous dyslexics. Luckily we have studies that explain to us the key traits of successful dyslexic adults. That way, we can learn from their examples.
An important trait is definitely their persistence. Due to all the failure they experienced in school, they became detached from it, and are not easily discouraged. These successful dyslexics are also aware of their strengths and weaknesses. They use the support of their social network.
Additionally, their past experiences made them incredibly motivated to prove those wrong that doubted them in the past. And lastly, these successful dyslexics understand their dyslexia and, therefore, also understand their limitations.
Here’s some of the literature I consulted to create this video:
- Logan, J. (2009). Dyslexic entrepreneurs: the incidence; their coping strategies and their business skills. Dyslexia, 15(4), 328-346. (Full Text Link)
- Fink, R. P. (2002). Successful careers: The secrets of adults with dyslexia. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 18(1), 118-135.
- Alexander-Passe, N. (2016). Dyslexia, success and post-traumatic growth. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, 3(1), 87-130.