Theory of Dyslexic Strategic Thinking

Dyslexic Strategic Thinking

 

An approach to problem-solving, assessing information, and learning, often used by people with dyslexia, that involves pattern recognition, spatial reasoning, lateral thinking, and interpersonal communication.

 

Dyslexia is not a ‘disorder’ but an evolutionary advantage that can be harnessed in times of entropic change. Because the dyslexic gene appears to be the personification of the lateral-thinking or adaptive human gene, enabling people to see problems in visual form, dyslexics embody an ability to perceive patterns where others see nothing. The best estimate is that 20% of the UK population is dyslexic. However, dyslexics with a low IQ are unable to interpret the information fed to them by a linear educational system, as before that information can be useful, they have to build an internal mental hologram that they can then populate with the information of conventional education. As that hologram is increasingly populated, they see linkages between information points that linear thinkers could not see and, as a result, see patterns. A few go on to make new quantum advances in thinking that feedback positively into society.

As a result, most dyslexics will initially present as slow learners with poor reading and writing skills. As they build what we call their ‘learn to learn’ programme, they start to catch up with linear thinkers by the time they are at university, where they can excel as their unique thinking power becomes noticed. Interestingly, one of the hallmarks of this learn to learn programme is that those that have it never stop questioning for the rest of their lives and would be categorised by others as ‘always questioning’. Linear thinkers seem to stop questioning from their forties onwards. However, conversely for those with dyslexia and a low IQ, life within a modern human society at peace is extremely challenging as many will have failed in the education system, and they will naturally feel separate from the society in which they live. These factors, combined with a lack of respect for the rules and economic desperation, mean that dyslexics represent 50% of the UK’s prison population.

On the positive side, a society that recognises the potential of lateral thinkers (and especially dyslexics) across the whole IQ spectrum and is also prepared to invest in and optimise their educational process, with early dyslexic detection and new ways of teaching that connect with right-brained hard-wiring, will reap the significant benefits of maximising the other 30% of society’s potential. Not only would this lift the pressure on law enforcement, but also would turn potential dyslexic offenders into positive forces within society. The evidence is clear that 40% of UK entrepreneurs, who are one of the main drivers of new growth within an economy, are dyslexic. So imagine what would happen if that creative index could be increased!

The considerable number of dyslexic high-achievers in Western society is notable, despite its phase of decline which creates environments that always contain such thought processes. However, as Britain is now in a phase of expansion, we could well see a new value placed on lateral thought processes and problem solving (e.g. GCHQ) in a time when linear thought processes are rapidly being replaced by AI.

Notably, LinkedIn has just added ‘dyslexic thinking’ as an official skill, and Dictionary.com has included it in the dictionary, a term that accurately describes the thought process at Global Forecaster rather well!

We call it Strategic Dyslexic Thinking which is our USP, and which explains our success in consistently predicting future events

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THE EVIDENCE IS BUILDING OF THE BRILLIANCE OF DYSLEXIC THOUGHT


As we predicted, dyslexics in the UK are receiving more positive press as the nation has moved into the second stage of expansion to empire. Having made this prediction about Britain's need for increased lateralisation (and thus dyslexics), we have noted more positive articles on dyslexics and their role and contribution to society, supporting our hypothesis on the qualities of lateralisation and dyslexics.

This was summarised in the following points in a recent paper from Dr Helen Taylor, from the University of Strathclyde, and Dr Martin Vestergaard, from the University of Cambridge, which reinforces our theory on lateralisation and dyslexia.

  • One in five people have dyslexiawhich fits with our Global Forecaster estimate that 30% of the population are lateralised. The others have left-eye and left-handed markers.
  • Are not suffering from a ‘disorder’ but are manifesting an evolutionary advantage that makes people more willing to explore.
  • Represent a useful specialisation and not a ‘neurocognitive condition’ and are naturally more skilled ‘in realms like discovery, invention and creativity’ and this specialisation stems from millennia of human evolution. Without the streak of curiosity and willingness to investigate that is commonplace in dyslexic brains, humans would struggle to survive.
  • Have a particular knack for tackling the unknown with gusto, whilst non-dyslexics are better at using knowledge and exploiting what is already there.
  • Have a  penchant for adventure and would have been invaluable in helping societies adapt and thrive, by pushing the envelope.
  • Exhibit the advantage that they are more flexible and able to make the most of new environments – we have described this as adaptive.
  • Would have been balanced out by other members (with more linear thought process) of prehistoric society, leading to a well-rounded group with equally useful skillsets. ‘Striking the balance between exploring for new opportunities and exploiting the benefits of a particular choice is key to adaptation and survival and underpins many of the decisions we make in our daily lives,’ said Dr Taylor.
  • Are not catered for in our current schooling process as ‘Schools, academic institutes and workplaces are not designed to make the most of explorative learning,’ said Dr Taylor. Global Forecaster has been calling for split-streamed education of lateral and linear thought processes.
  • Gravitate towards certain professions that require ground-breaking and exploration-related abilities, such as arts, architecture, engineering and entrepreneurship.

 

DYSLEXIC STRENGTHS

The below is a list of the Many Strengths of Dyslexics from the University of Michigan  http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/dyslexics/learn-about-dyslexia/what-is-dyslexia/the-many-strengths-of-dyslexics

Some of the world’s great thinkers, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and billionaires happen to be dyslexics. Here are some of the advantages that are reported by successful dyslexics;

  1. Strong memory for stories: Some individuals with dyslexia recall facts as if reading a good storybook rather than just as a list of random data. We describe this as the 3D learn to learn algorithm linking facts too other facts
  2. Excellent puzzle solving skills: Dyslexics might struggle in the reading department, but when it comes to solving puzzles, many are pros. They accurately identify the right shape and figure out complex problems like no one else can ever do. Rather than being a sequential thinker going from one idea to the next, many dyslexics thrive in environment that allow and foster simultaneous thinking in which ideas are connected via different routes than a straight line. This is why we see so many entrepreneurs with dyslexia.
  3. Brilliant spatial reasoning: The scientists at the University of East London found that young dyslexics are excellent at remembering a virtual environment when compared to non-dyslexics. In this regard, many dyslexics succeed in fields like engineering, industrial and graphic design, architecture, as well as construction.
  4. Great conversationalists: many dyslexics are quite profound in reading people when interacting with them. They will tell you exactly what the problem is and how you can go about solving it. They are also quite considerate of other people’s thoughts.
  5. Tremendous empathizers:  Many dyslexics are also quite sincere when it comes to their personality. The experiences as a result of the reading and writing challenges can cause them to feel more empathic towards others who may struggle.
  6. Wonderfully imaginative: Dyslexics can really envision a fantastic view of the world. They make great use of their imaginations, hence all the artists, actors, and authors with dyslexia. They have a keen sense of curiosity and interest.
  7. Abstract thinkers: Just when you thought all hope might have been lost, it turns out that dyslexic people can comprehend abstract ideas. They are good philosophers. They understand things that are not tangible, many of which are innate human qualities, such as bravery, love, and deception.
  8. Think outside of the box: It’s nice to stick to standards, but if you really wish to go far, you have to think originally, as evidenced by today’s entrepreneurs. One of the more advantageous qualities in many dyslexic people is their ability to think outside of the box. They come up with excellent, unorthodox ideas that are not only fresh, but lucrative as well.
  9. Critical thinkers: Another trait that some dyslexics possess is their ability to use logical reasoning. They know exactly what the difference in two topics really is and will use critical thinking to solve a problem.
  10. Astutely analyze stories told or read to them: Instead of reading, dyslexics can still get ahead by analyzing the stories that are being told or read to them out loud. Although they may have their friends, family, or text-to-speech technology doing the reading for them, because of their strong spoken language comprehension abilities, they understand the plot and the story. Many can keep track of all the characters and plot twists and turns better than some non-dyslexics.

These are only 10 of the traits that can come with being dyslexic, we suspect that there are many more!

 

THE DYSLEXIC HALL OF FAME

Please let us know if you have more we can add to our list.

LEADERSHIP

John F Kennedy                                             US President

George Washington                                       US President

George W Bush                                              US President

Lee Kuan Yew                                                 Founding Father of Singapore

Winston Churchill                                           UK Prime Minister

 

SCIENCE

Albert Einstein                                                Theoretical Physicist

Pierre Curie                                                     Physicist

Leonardo da Vinci                                          Polymath

Maggie Aderin-Pocock                                   Space Scientist

Micheal Faraday                                             Physicist and Chemist

Galileo Galilei                                                 Astronomer and Scientist

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

Steven Spielberg                                            Director, Producer and Screenwriter

John Lennon                                                  Singer in The Beatles

Tom Cruise                                                     Actor

Orlando Bloom Hollywood                             Actor

Whoopi Goldberg                                           Comedian and Political Activist

Jim Carrey                                                      Actor

Keira Knightley                                               Actress

Guy Ritchie                                                     Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Bob Hoskins                                                   Actor

Octavia Spencer                                             Actress

Salma Hayek                                                   Actress

 

ARTS

Pablo Picasso                                                 Artist

 

ENTREPRENEUR

Walt Disney                                                     Animator and Businessman

Steve Jobs                                                      Businessman

Charles Robert Schwab Sr                             Investor and Financial Expert

Richard Branson                                            Businessman

Theo Paphitis                                                 Businessman

Jamie Oliver                                                    Chef and entrepreneur

 

SPORTSMAN

Muhammed Ali                                                Boxer

Lewis Hamilton                                               Racer

Caitlyn Jenner                                                Olympian

Magic Johnson                                               Basketball Player

Kobe Bryant                                                    Basketball Player

Chris Robshaw                                               England Rugby Player

Further reading:

Why dyslexia is not a ‘disorder’ but an evolutionary advantage