My top 5 List of Famous People with Dyslexia


I do mention in a few places in the Jaypiddy blog, the tagline specifically, that I am dyslexic. Well I am now beginning to explore what that all really means. The fact cannot be ignored any longer now that I am in business for myself. In business I have safe guards and systems that I use to manage the dyslexic spelling in documents etc. It is tough because when people that don’t know you see the errors in the writing they just assume that you are sloppy or stupid or both. I can’t tell you the amount of comments I get. So now I am addressing the issue in a more formal way. Feel free to ping my with corrections as I don’t mind. As long as the tone is a helpful one and not a snide one it’s fantastic.

My brother, who is also dyslexic, gave me a book called ‘The Gift” so that I could get a better understanding of what dyslexia really is and how to deal with it at this stage of my life. I will continue to publish the findings here on the blog and hope that it will initiate some dialog from the readers.

In my initial research I was surprised to see just how many influential people throughout history suffered with dyslexia and what there accomplished in their respective lifetimes. Some on my list are dead long ago and some are still affecting us in many significant ways today.

Why not add to the list of people that you admire that have or had dyslexia.

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  1. Hey JP,

    Good read. Maybe I’ll follow suit and blurt out the whole depression story …

    Thanks man,

  2. bleach says:

    I have it to, it’s crazy how hung up people get on spelling. Maybe if I was good at it I would too. Tell you what- I wouldn’t change my thinking for better spelling. Like you I have created paths in my writing that keep me away from to, too, there their and they’re you can see it when you look, most people dont though.

  3. jaypiddy says:

    I found out that this blog made the top 10 Dyslexic blogs on The funny thing is that they changed the tag line from the way I spell it “ponit” to “point”. oh the irony!

  4. Tom Cruise have dyslexia and yet he is still a very successful actor.:’`

  5. Ellie Hughes says:

    dyslexia is not that debiliating but it is somewhat limiting to the kind of job that you can get-“

  6. Tilly Holmes says:

    my sister has dyslexia but she can live a very normal life eventhough she can’t read that much.*-

  7. Johnnie Blann says:

    Dyslexia can be a debiliating disease specially if you want to apply on a job that requires a lot of reading.’

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