Wow the person who says "the challenge of convincing people that is a thing"- That IS an additional burden you will have to bear from the ignorant as I have had to.
I have this disability, and where I live no one's ever heard of it, and I never had a formal diagnosis of it, except when I was 7 they...
Best answer: Wow the person who says "the challenge of convincing people that is a thing"- That IS an additional burden you will have to bear from the ignorant as I have had to.
I have this disability, and where I live no one's ever heard of it, and I never had a formal diagnosis of it, except when I was 7 they noticed that my verbal ability was off the charts good, and yet at 7 I couldn't draw as well as a four year old. When I had an IQ test, when I was older, my verbal ability was in the gifted range, but my ability to draw shapes, and understand spatial relations was below average.This is actually very unusual, the general population gets similar scores in all the areas of an IQ test and does not perform vastly differently in different areas of the test.
When I had to do sewing and cooking at school, I went in so positive and happy, and eager to learn- but found that I was always screamed at and sent out into the hallway, for not being able to do the tasks right, and for me it was hard to even understand what I'd done wrong. I had no idea.
, I was crucified in the 1970s, over my bad handwriting. As a girl I wasn't supposed to have bad handwriting. When I was 7 the teacher wouldn't let me have play time or lunch time, as I was made to repeat my handwriting while all the other kids played, because my handwriting was never good enough, and I kept being punished for something I now know I could help because I was trying my best.
These awful people on this question, try to say it not a thing. Well you idiots they used to say the same about dyslexia, that it wasn't a thing, and those kids couldn't learn to read, because they are just lazy. Now hopefully you know that that is not true. I honestly hate the two of you, so much, for still doing this in 2018. Just because you don't understand how learning to sew or do any physical task might be difficult for someone doesn't mean it's "not a thing" It just means you are ignorant.
I don't want to scare you JT, by telling you much more about my life experiences. I'd suggest you learn to write and be a writer, and do other things that build up your verbal skills that you can use to get a job, because don't even try to do anything like bar-tending, or waitressing, because you will get fired for not being able to make the drinks right etc...People think anyone can always get a job at McDonalds but even that isn't available to us, because we'd get fired from even that. (Unless you non verbal disorder isn't as severe as mine.)
Just knuckle down to acing your English exams and learn a skill like teaching English as a second language. Maybe study PR or communications in college, or learn how to self publish marketable books on kindle. I was never much interested in languages but if you are and can train to be an interpretor that's another option. Law school is another good option for you.
If you are looking for part time jobs while you're still in school go for telemarketing or market research interviewing. These jobs you have to ignore all the rejections on the phone and not take the rejections personally, you are ringing people's homes and asking them for something and it can feel bad when they keep saying no but it happens to everyone doing the job and don't take it personally. These jobs where you are just sitting on the phone talking to people, or going door to door talking to people are going to be much better for you than trying to make a drink or a hamburger the right way.
Sales and marketing are another area with a lot of jobs that might be for you.
You will be good at things like history but unless you can actually be the very top of your class at university it can be hard to find a job with a history degree, or a sociology degree, so law, marketing, or PR and communications are better paths to take.
You could also study politics or security and intelligence but again may be hard to find a job at the end. If you go for politics you'd have to be decent socially and you'd have to join a party and then study political science, one idea would be to major in PR with a minor in political science if that interests you. Basically go for the jobs that are talking and writing and get a qualification to help you get into those jobs. PR and communications is a growing field but you have to use social skills too. Law is good because you just have to know the law back to front and you can be respected just for that.
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