Dyslexic adults today are most often undiagnosed, and therefore unaware that their difficulties may be caused by dyslexia. They are often unaware of how to seek help to correct these difficulties.
Every dyslexic is different - symptoms and struggles vary depending on the person and the situation, and can vary from day to day. Stress and anxiety experienced in tertiary studies can lead to frustration at gaining higher qualifications or passing exams, just as stress and anxiety in the workplace can stand in the way of promotion or advancement.
Despite the increasing shift in perception for our younger generation that dyslexia is a gifted thinking style, the stigma that remains for adults can lead to low self esteem, and wasted talent in the working place. Most adult dyslexics conceal their difficulties, even from their loved ones, and are forced to compensate to get through tasks that do not suit their skill-set.
Dyslexic adults often fail to realise their potential - despite their best efforts.