Hi there!
I'm Bethan, your guest blogger for the day so I hope you enjoy this post and that it 
lives up to the usual (very high) standards of this blog. 
My blog ( is your typical beauty blog where I 
talk about all things makeup (and about a few random bits and bobs too), but recently 
I've been trying to raise awareness about dyslexia as it's something not many people know 
about (and so there is a lot of presumptions about the condition, that often aren't true). 
This post is going to a Pros & Cons post all about dyslexia (a learning disability, I myself 
have). I know Jasmin does this style of post every now and then on this blog so hopefully 
you'll enjoy this one, just like you love reading hers.
Before I begin listing the Pros and Cons I would just like to briefly explain why I'm writing 
this post and why I'd love it if you continue reading. Many people presume that people 
who are dyslexic are simply unable to read and spell -- and are just generally 'a bit thick'. 
This, of course, is not true, but for many people with dyslexia, it can make them feel like 
people don't understand and think that they are less able to do things than everyone else is. 
Dyslexia, like most learning disabilities, has a very wide spectrum of symptoms and the 
severity of each symptom is completely different for every person. For example, I find 
reading and spelling very difficult sometimes, but I still have very good coordination and 
problem solving (things which some people with dyslexia find difficult). Whether you're 
dyslexic and fancy finding out just how amazing you are - or you just fancy learning 

something new, I hope you enjoy this post!

- The trouble with literacy (e.g. reading and spelling). 
People with dyslexia often get letters confused for 
example d, b, p, and q. In fact, it can take up five 
times the amount of energy for someone with dyslexia 
to read, than for someone without the condition.

- Poor coordination (I still don't know my left and right!)

- Poor comprehension of text - reading and 
rereading text over and over again but still being 
unable to understand the text

- Poor short term memory

- Symptoms can dramatically worsen when stressed, 
under emotional (or time) pressure or when 
experiencing poor health. So people with dyslexia 
have to try to keep their cool as much as possible.

- People with dyslexia have a strong sense of 
justice and can be very empathetic to others - 
which may be one of the reasons why people 
with dyslexia excel in careers and subjects surrounding 

- Excellent long term memory.

- People with dyslexia think differently - they are 
strategic thinkers and much more able to look at 
a situation as a whole. Due to these people with 
dyslexia are much more creative. In fact, 40% of 
all self-made millionaires are dyslexic, despite 
only 10% of the population having the learning 

- Often, dyslexics have very high IQs 

- People with dyslexia can be very persistent 
and driven people, which might explain why 
people with dyslexia are such successful 

I really hope this blog post taught you something about dyslexia, I'm planning on having 
a series all about it up on my blog soon! Thank you so much for reading this post, I really 
hope you enjoyed it, and thanks so much for having me as your guest blogger for the day!


  1. Thanks for sharing your pros and cons Bethan :). My cousin has dyslexia and it wasn't picked up until he was 11 when the teacher he had then thought he might have it, until then his previous teachers said he was disruptive in class (I guess as he couldn't understand what they were teaching him) and he was often put in the corner for bad behaviour. He is 18 now and likes doing things with his hands like joinery, painting, etc. He hasn't chosen a career yet but I guess it will be more of a trade job rather than office based.

    The Life of Dee

    1. It's amazing that your brother has found his way to live with dyslexia :-)

  2. Great post and I never know about this dyslexia before. But with this article, I even know more and learned a bit more about this. Thanks so much for sharing. For sure will help other whom may have this kind of dyslexia problem.

    Kintan XO,

    1. It sure does :-) it's good to raise awareness about important things like these :-)

  3. Wow, thank you for spreading awareness and educating us on this issue. I personally don't know a lot about dyslexia and don't know any who have it but I have encountered some who does. I think it's so interesting to see how people who lack in one area are abundant in another---like having high IQ!

    1. That's so true, thank you for your lovely comment Katrina :-)

  4. I must admit I often get confused when people ask me where to turn, as it happens I 90% say left but I actually wanted them to turn in other direction. That can be a problem sometimes as people think I do it on purpose. This post was so interesting for me, I learned something new and I love when I do that.

    1. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the post :-)

  5. I never know about this dyslexia before. Thanks so much for sharing

    1. It's important to raise awareness :-)

  6. I didn't know much about dyslexia, I mean, I know what it is, but I didn't know how many pros and cons it had and how many different areas it has an effect on. Learned a lot :)

  7. Amazing post, many of these information I have already known, because my cousin has a dyslexia, so I know what it takes. I really like your optimistic attitude, that´s important! haha :)


    1. Optimism is great when it comes to these things :-)

  8. A lot of people in my life suffer from dyslexia and I know it can be quite frustrating for them especially when others assume that they are dumb or just not trying, thanks for sharing this and raising awareness :)

    1. That's why raising awareness is so important :-) thank you for your lovely comment Kitty :-)

  9. This is a great post and a great message! I love the PROS...often times with certain disorders and diseases many people don't look at the PROS so it was refreshing!

    1. That's so true, looking to the bright side is also important :-)

  10. This post was really insightful. Both my sons have dyslexia in varying degrees and it's always useful to get another perspective so thank you.


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