Imagination and Dyslexia

Sometimes people don’t realize how essential imagination really is. It’s a great dyslexic strength, and it is an important skill in so many professions. Tune in for a list of some jobs for imaginative thinkers, and share more in the comments!


Hi, JoyGenea here, a Neurodiversity Coach for ADHD and Dyslexic adults, and today oh I want to talk about another great positive attribute and skill of a dyslexic, and so that is about imagination. Dyslexics have an incredible imagination, often not all. It’s up in the 85+ percentile of dyslexics are above average when it comes to their imagination skills.

So, a lot of times I have parents say, ‘Well what kind of career is my child gonna have if they’re dyslexic?’ And I just get to laugh. I’m like, they’re going to have amazing careers. When it comes to imagination the amount of careers in that category is just unbelievable.

Hence, I’m standing in this spot surrounded by my aunt’s artwork just to show off some of the amazing creativity that I’m around all the time. So, here’s a quick list of some jobs:

  • Creative designers
  • Writers and editors
  • Artists and musicians
  • Entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Architects and engineers
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Graphic designers
  • Motivational speakers
  • Therapists
  • Marketing and advertising professionals
  • Product developers and designers
  • Animators and special effects artists

Just to name a few high people with great great imaginations. Incredible. They aren’t all dyslexic, but I promise you, in that group the percentile of dyslexics is much higher than the average population. So, if you are a high imaginer, have a great time. Enjoy that great imagination. It’s a gift.

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