- Think or talk to me like I am someone of a lower intelligence level; I actually have a quite a high IQ. I just have trouble putting it down on paper or reading it out to you.
- Try and fix me or come up with solutions to my problems. I know you may just want to be helpful, but unless I ask for your help or see you as one of my support system, I may see your attempt to help as offensive.
- Call me out in public (whether in person or on a social media) about my spelling or reading abilities. Although I have lived all my life dealing with people embarrassing me, it’s still a lame thing to do.
- Tell me you know how I feel and that when you were younger you had a little bit of dyslexia. Because you didn’t; dyslexia is not something you have and then get over — it is a life-long struggle.