I am in a relatively new relationship with a most beautiful person that also has the potential to drive me round the bend. I feel that some things ring true with dyslexia or ADD but not others.
He's always late.
Everyone in his family says he doesn't listen but I see that he is simply not processing the information.
He says he has always had a bad memory.
He has very low self esteem: says his dad always used to get frustrated when trying to show him something new. He finds it difficult following instructions.
He loves stories but hates having to learn facts.
He can talk and talk and talk....
The one time I saw him really relax was when he canoed out into the middle of a lake and sat still for about 20 mins.
He is very patient and calm which seems to go against traditional claims for ADD
I noticed simple spelling mistakes and getting phone numbers mixed. He says it usually happens when he is tired and his brain is overloaded.
He is messy but realising being organised helps in the long run... But this takes a lot of effort.
He seems very good with people in an informal setting but seems to upset colleagues easily in a work environment.
He is very sensitive and picks up on mood changes in other people.
He is a good musician and finds focus and relaxation singing and playing guitar.
Does any of this ring true to anyone? I have suggested to him that he might be dyslexic and thought he might recognise some symptoms as he trained as a teacher but found difficulty with the mountain of paperwork.
Thanks in anticipation.