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This is based on my own experience, and I would be interested to know other people's opinions, preferably in a reasonable manner.

I would say that someone with high intelligence, but with a large degree of dyslexia would be less affected than someone with low intelligence, but a low degree of dyslexia.

An analogy:

Intelligence can be likened to a fire or beacon. The brighter/hotter the fire, the more intelligent the person. Dyslexia is a fog or mist. The thicker the greater the degree of dyslexia.

A bright fire will shine through the fog better than a weak one, even if the fog is thinner about the weak fire. Likewise, a small fire but without much in the way of fog will also be very visible. The metaphor can be extended to most, if not all, circumstances.

I accept that everyone is different, but I would be interested in thought about both the validity of the analogy, and the original thought itself.
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Are you saying that clever people with dysleixa will make somthing of lie no matter what but a thick person would struggle? Dosn't this apply to anything?
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Are you saying that clever people with dysleixa will make somthing of lie no matter what but a thick person would struggle? Dosn't this apply to anything?
Yes that is what he is saying. And in a way it's true. My father has dysleixa, but he didn't find out he had it until they dicnoised me. And my father has been very sucessful in life.
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Are you saying that clever people with dysleixa will make somthing of lie no matter what but a thick person would struggle? Dosn't this apply to anything?
No, that a clever person will be affected less, that they will have to struggle less, with say, reading speeds, organisation etc. Someone with lower intelligence might feel the effects more.
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No, that a clever person will be affected less, that they will have to struggle less, with say, reading speeds, organisation etc. A stupid person might feel the effects more.
You are insulting me there you know.
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You are insulting me there you know.
If I am, I'm insulting myself, my mum, and my siblings.
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A stupid person might feel the effects more.

I see trouble...
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(Original post by winorloose)
This is based on my own experience, and I would be interested to know other people's opinions, preferably in a reasonable manner.

I would say that someone with high intelligence, but with a large degree of dyslexia would be less affected than someone with low intelligence, but a low degree of dyslexia.

An analogy:

Intelligence can be likened to a fire or beacon. The brighter/hotter the fire, the more intelligent the person. Dyslexia is a fog or mist. The thicker the greater the degree of dyslexia.

A bright fire will shine through the fog better than a weak one, even if the fog is thinner about the weak fire. Likewise, a small fire but without much in the way of fog will also be very visible. The metaphor can be extended to most, if not all, circumstances.

I accept that everyone is different, but I would be interested in thought about both the validity of the analogy, and the original thought itself.
i don't think that a more intelligant person will find it any easier to cope with dyslexia- more that because they are more intelilgent (higher iq or whatever) it is less likely to get picked up. I think that people with dyslexia will all find it hard...
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I see trouble...
Maybe stupid wasn't the right word, (I steered clear in the original post) but i was answering amazing trade's post, which talked about thick people.

I'll go and change it any way before it does
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No, that a clever person will be affected less, that they will have to struggle less, with say, reading speeds, organisation etc. A stupid person might feel the effects more.

I agree to a degree. My girlfriend has terrible dyslexia and still got BBC at A level which in my eyes was a far greater result than anything I got because I saw how much effort she had to put in. I was so happy for her, she really strugles sometimes, and she made me very proud
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i think to a large extent it depends on how willing the individual is to overcome the illness.
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I think some people use it as an excuse "I failed all my GCSEs because I am dylsexic etc" when that person didn't bother doing any revision. I am partyl dyslexic, I have problems with mixing up words and spellings (I used to be a lot worse) however I didn't have the test done. I do have dyspraxia which is similar but very different.

My mild learning difficulities have just made me more determined to do well though.
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I think some people use it as an excuse "I failed all my GCSEs because I am dylsexic etc" when that person didn't bother doing any revision. I am partyl dyslexic, I have problems with mixing up words and spellings (I used to be a lot worse) however I didn't have the test done. I do have dyspraxia which is similar but very different.

My mild learning difficulities have just made me more determined to do well though.
Man i hate that. I am dyslexic and i got 6 C's on my GCSE's and i'm in the top five of my AVCE class in terms of points.
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My mild learning difficulities have just made me more determined to do well though.
good for you! i think it depends to a large extent how much the individual tries to do their best despite dyslexia. i agree that some people would use dyslexia as an excuse from working hard, but at the end of the day thats their loss.
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