7. Emotions

  1. Diana Bartlett,
  2. Sylvia Moody and
  3. Katherine Kindersley

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669341.ch7

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bartlett, D., Moody, S. and Kindersley, K. (2010) Emotions, in Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669341.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683750

Online ISBN: 9780470669341



  • emotions;
  • dyslexic people, seeing their dyslexia in a positive light - giving a creative edge;
  • range of emotions, negative and positive - dyslexic people, feeling about their difficulties and their situation;
  • confusion and bewilderment - dyslexic difficulties, recognised while a child is still at school;
  • dyslexic adults, unaware - of having a recognisable pattern of difficulties;
  • embarrassment, shame and guilt;
  • feelings of embarrassment, deepening into shame - embarrassment, specific to a particular situation;
  • feeling of having a guilty secret - commonly reported by dyslexic adults;
  • emotions, bewilderment, shame, guilt - crippling blow to a person's confidence and self-esteem;
  • dyslexic difficulties - anxiety and stress, cause of physical symptoms


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Confusion and Bewilderment

  • Embarrassment, Shame and Guilt

  • Lack of Confidence, Low Self-Esteem

  • Frustration and Anger

  • Anxiety, Fear and Panic

  • Despondency and Depression

  • Relief, Determination and Hope

  • Coping with Emotions

  • Further Reading