Dyspraxia hobbies

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Dyspraxia hobbies

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What hobbys are you tallented at?

I just want to see if there is a pattern !
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I knit, sing, play computer games, read (a lot). Sometimes I write. Recently I've been walking and geocaching but of course they're pretty difficult. I like being out and about, but I don't like falling into mud puddles!
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1) cats
2) nutter dog with a dog version of ADHD as she will chase dust particals!!
3) playing computer games,
4) driving where ever, and trucking when the money isn't so tight. otherwise it means trucking on the pc.
5) being mod here
6) chatting to friends on facebook
7) watching videos on youtube
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Reading
Gaming
Cats (I am being stared at right now)
And surprisingly Taekwondo.
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Post by Jim »

Talented? Me? Doubt it #-o

But things I enjoyed and do/did to a standard enough to gain satisfaction are go-karting, Motorsport photography, cycling.
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Post by desertboy »

I must say that dyspraxia has left me without any talents. People have said that I'm not good at anything either to me or about me all my life. I still get embarrassed to this day if anyone asks me what I am good at.

My hobbies are rather passive things like reading and watching TV. I do go to the gym regularly, more out of fear of getting out of condition than pleasure.

I really wanted to get into all sorts of things like painting, ball sports, playing musical instruments and martial arts but just did not have the dexterity required to pursue these activities.
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Post by Tom fod »

It's a case of doing whatever you find you have a passion for and can enjoy doing.

Don't let the impatience of some ruin what you can achieve a level of personal satisfaction in and hence bolster your self esteem. Our adaptability is often well developed. Seek out those who encourage and support you and don't let yourself be unnecessarily held back by doubters. Don't let yourself be defined by what your own or other peoples idea of what those with dyspraxia can/cannot do.

Desertboy, How about writing?

I don't drive due to my visual impairment. Fortunately it's not so bad that I can't enjoy reading. On the more practical side, I like to dabble in a bit of DIY (though I know my limits and have no desire to try using a chainsaw for self preservation reasons!) I've built a desk and adapted bits of furniture, put up shelves etc. I also enjoy travel and walking. Quizzes (especially if they're at the pub!) are another thing I'm into (thinking is better than drinking). I'm not so good at answering questions on sport or films/music/celebrity tittle tattle but others can fill in knowledge on these topics.
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Post by Jim »

I don't think it really matters if you're good at something as long as you enjoy it and it makes you feel good.

In some ways I'm lucky because my adolescence washed away most of my competiveness, so winning or rubbing the other guys face in it doesn't matter to me so long as I did as well as my capability allowed. It means I don't have to feel bad because the other guy is ten times better than me.

Put me in a 100 metre sprint with Usain Bolt, I know I wouldn't beat him even if he was just hopping :lol: but if I matched or beat my own personal best then I can be satisfied that I held my own.
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Post by lauraECFan »

Animals (always seem to trust me instantly)
playing video games (can complete within 3 days sometimes)
Reading
Cooking
Horror films
Youtube
Animal lover forever
Bookworm forever
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Post by desertboy »

@ Jim and Tom,

I greatly appreciate your responses. Unfortunately, I don't have your emotional maturity.

I seem to have a Type A competitive temprament that just won't go away despite my best efforts. In other words, I have the soul of an Alpha Male but the physiology of the lowest of the low Omega Male. I know that these two traits are an unfortunate combination.

I went to highly competitive schools where success was revered and failure was covertly looked down on. These schools regularly ranked students according to their exam performance and their ability at physical skills tests. This data was also put on notice boards for all to see.

I can see where you're coming from when you suggest "doing things that you enjoy rather than worrying about what you're good at", yet I find it impossible to enjoy things that I'm not good at. Perhaps I'm still brainwashed by competitive schools.

Thanks, Tom, for your suggestion to try writing. Although it's something that many people get satisfaction from, I just don't enjoy it. It reminds me just too much of my school days.

Sorry if I have sounded too negative, but thank you for your support anyway. It is possible that because I was diagnosed so late in life that it might take the rest of my life to dispense with my competitive streak.
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Mine include; Reading (true crime or romantic fiction) Creative writing, Socialising with friends over coffee, or a cider perhaps.... As for my talents? :S I adore being on stage or in front of a camera, I would even say that I thrive on it, and have been passionate about acting for many years and am trying to get back into it! :D

But, I am also fascinated by psychology. The science and workings of the human mind is something I have always found intriguing; what makes us think, act, behave the way we do... I sense a certain irony there, although, am not sure irony is the word I am looking for but I think you get where I am coming from with that one! :P Lol!
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Running, Reading; everything, Music, I just like talking to people
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Post by missshanha »

I find I don't have a talent either! I usually entertainment myself by doing passive things such as watching telly, reading, cooking and going to the gym. When I socialize with others I ptefer small groups or one to one as I cant keep up with the conversation
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Post by Smuggler »

I write songs and play instruments all the time. When i was 12 I got given a guitar. I was already conditioned to not being as good as the other kids at stuff like football, playground games etc. So when i got the guitar, and couldnt learn the songs my friends were learning, I didnt care, and I sat in my room or in the fields writing my own songs, with what ever chords I could muster up.
Not bothering to learn any techniques, or to satisfy any set of rules, I developed in a very unique way, and centred all my musicality around creativity, using songwriting as a therapy and a way of expressing myself, rather than dextrous skill and reproduction.
I'm 27 now, and just gave up my job to become a professional musician. Nowadays, all the kids at school that would shun me for not being able to play stairway to heaven, or keep in time, now watch me on the telly or selling out big venues with my band, because I have something unique and truly passionate and important to me. Guitar and songwriting gave me the tools, but dyspraxia made me do it my way.
This is my first post on here, but it's amazing to find this website I never knew it existed!!
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