05:41 pm - Heyas, SylvanMarten, HigginsDragon, and PostVixen, indirectly... thanks.
From them in that order, I ran across this article
and let's just cut to the chase with a quote.
Poor handwriting is often used as one indicator of learning disabilities. However, many and perhaps most gifted children will show poor handwriting. Usually this simply represents that their thoughts go so much faster than their hands can move, and that they see little sense in making writing an art form when its primary purpose is to communicate (Webb & Kleine, 1993; Winner, 2000).
I... I'm simply stunned... I've looked, hunted for ages for a way to describe why I don't give a damn about my handwriting, why I know it's horrible, and don't care. Because making it right makes me a tenth as fast....
I've learned I can write well. Just like assembling words in a 3-Dimensional rendering package. But... I don't see a need to. I never have, because I was practically born into the age of keyboarding, and I can type 120WPM if I get up to speed, 80-120 being my usual tested speed.
<RANT> Yes, like any other test, I vary that widely between Great and OhMyGod on successive testings, especially if it's a "keyoarding" test that does something insanely stupid like not letting me 'backspace' my mistakes and correct them, or that makes you hit the comma key instead of the space key, or something equally stupid. It's an ELECTRONIC WORD PROCESSOR
so let the bloody damn thing PROCESS
But... *whimpers* I am so glad I finally found a document that backs up what I always say about myself... I don't need medication to 'fix' myself... because I'm not broken. Sure, I need to fight some urges more than others might... but at the same time, I don't even have to think to do some thing. I just do them.2 comments