I'm curious if there are other INTJs out there with learning disabilities.
Reason for inquiry: I don't know many people with learning disabilities, so given my shitty weekend, I figured that rather than raving about how someone close to me decided that I couldn't calculate a tip in my head because I just wasn't working hard enough, I could do something productive and seek out others like myself and learn about their experiences.
I'll go first: I am dyslexic.
My writing is legible, but only because I wrote a three hundred page book by hand. It was good practice. I can spell, somewhat, but only because I want to be a writer, and I basically went through and memorized the spelling of every word in the English language on a case by case basis since I have no grasp of spelling rules. (Proof: I spelled every word correct on the English spelling part of the IQ test for learning disabilities last year, but I did miserably on the one where you're supposed to spell made-up words that follow the normal rules. Of course, the tester claimed this meant I had coped successfully and didn't need accommodations.)
I am very good at complex math, but I'm awful at basic math. I mix up numbers when I try to calculate them in my head and can't hold very many numbers in my head at once. Having someone attempt to explain how to do a problem without showing me in writing what they're doing is an exercise in futility. I prefer to use a calculator for percentages, addition, subtraction, multiplication and addition since it's faster and far more reliable. I can, however, grasp the switch from Cartesian coordinates to spherical and cylindrical coordinates better than most human calculators I know. I also find doing high level mathematics to be a unique form of zen-like meditation.
I cannot tell right from left (unless I am facing a specific direction) and can never keep track of the cardinal directions. Reading non digital clocks is also pretty challenging, but I've managed to get the hang of it.