Interacting with space, senses, physical ideas and with new concepts
How good are you at the following?
(Select one answer for each question)
Exploring new possibilities, making connections and inventing new things
(Like Scientists, Technologists, Entrepreneurs)
Visualising, planning & making
(Like Engineers, Architects, Craft workers, Programmers, Designers, Chefs or Gardeners)
Using physical interpretation and game playing
(Like Dancers, Musicians or Sports Players)
Creating an original piece of work, or giving ideas a new spin
Creating completely original work from your imagination
(Like Designers, Artists, Composers or Writers)
Using your imagination to give ideas a new twist, or bring out a fresh angle
(Like Actors, Advertisers, PR People, Directors, Photographers)
Crafting and conveying clear, engaging messages
Assessing new information or situations and explaining them clearly to other people
(Like Campaigners, Journalists, Marketeers, Politicians or Teachers)
Story-telling, creating vivid and engaging experiences in words, pictures or other media
(Like Authors, Writers, Games Developers, Song Writers, Film Makers)
Understanding patterns, evaluating possibilities and making decisions
Understanding, taking apart and simplifying complex ideas and concepts
Using logic to decide on the strength of an argument or where the truth lies
Interpreting patterns and situations to predict future events and make decisions
Seeing past detail to gain a strategic (big picture) view of a subject or problem
Being curious and exploring new ideas in a consistent and energetic way
Having great curiosity for finding out new things and learning new skills
Looking into things in a way that means that the maximum is learnt or discovered about it
Being so passionate about something that it gives a buzz and tenacity to learn about it
Jumping in and using new knowledge to achieve a result that surprises and pleases yourself or others
Understanding Self: connecting, empathising and influencing others
Recognising and managing your own feelings, and understanding how they affect your own behaviour and that of others
Understanding and interpreting the verbal, physical & emotional reactions of other people
Managing, influencing and inspiring constructive emotions in other people
Sensing, understanding and responding (emotionally and/or practically) to how other people feel
The following questions are about the difficulties that dyslexic thinkers often have
Did you have difficulty in learning to read, or did you read later than others?
Does it take you longer than others to read things?
Do you have to read something more than once or several times to get the meaning of what you’ve read?
Is your handwriting poor, or difficult to read?
Do you ever find it difficult to get your thoughts organised and down on paper?
Is your spelling and/or grammar and/or punctuation poor or below average?
Do you find mental maths difficult, e.g. doing sums in your head without writing it down?
Did you find learning your times tables difficult, or never manage to learn them?
Are you weak at traditional, mental arithmetic, but good at conceptual math?
Do you ever find it difficult to follow instructions and stay on task?
Do you ever get easily distracted, daydream or find it difficult to concentrate for long periods of time?
Do you make leaps, unusual connections and/or use instinct to reach conclusions but find it difficult to explain the step by step process' of how you've reached them?
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Read these numbers two or three times, then close your eyes and recite them backwards. Was it difficult to remember every number in the right order?
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