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66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 1,288 Disability Gamechanger
There wasn’t an antonym for disability so I made one up...

This forum is about talking about our disadvantages which is fine but let’s make a positive thread and talk about what things are you good at i.e. where do you have an advantage?

I’m good at
- driving
- maths / with money ... well it’s easy to manage your money when you don’t have much to manage!!
- following on from the last point I have a good sense of humour

What about you?

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,765 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm better at pool since I became disabled!
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 1,288 Disability Gamechanger
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    This is fun!

    My son has a amazing ability to act playful. He can now count up to five independently too. We are working on being able to count up to ten. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @66Mustang   Advantages or positive skills I have but not only for my self but to wards others.

    Good business practical sensible common sense. Saved many people from spending extra money on groceries and food shopping especially.

    Money savvy business mind and skills used a lot of that to help those of our Community.

    Offering tips, tricks, short cuts and ways to cope with cooking the skills and talents to help and guide others.

    Knowledge of nutrition, diet and using that to implore others to look at any of that. Qualifications and experience.

    Knowledge, experience and abilities to be using my health history to help others. 

    Mental health addiction.  Organisations, systems, procedures where to go for help. Other relevant charities, associations and societies.  to help members of our community.

    Just others knowledge and expertise consumer advice.

    I have  the qualities of a good heart, kindness. Compassion and empathy including sensitivity.

    Christian morals and ethics.

    Must be others do have a knowledge of Italian Culture, cuisine, a lot of the bits and pieces facts about music and entertainment.

    That is it for now I forget my other ones not arrogant here.

    Been told embarrassing but there you go.

    Interesting, stimulating, charismatic  not self centred, polite and kind.

    Funny, humorous, thoughtful.  

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 3,552 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 12
    Very hard to follow thespiceman -
    - I'm good at English
    - Medical research- have used this to help my family & the wider community, & to win a friend's medical negligence case
    - Good with computers, both hardware & software
    - I'm a good cook, or so I'm told!
    Used to love driving
    Used to be very good at playing pool when younger; rubbish now!

  • brujah81brujah81 Member Posts: 56 Courageous
    I have become good at researching, and good at Tapestries and good with commuciating with people
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 623 Pioneering
    I am polite and try to help people if I can. One example of this was when I held the doctor open for a man at the drs. He was elderly and took a while to get to the door. He said I didn't think people did that any more and I said I do I was brought up properly. I was always taught that manners cost nothing!

  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 1,288 Disability Gamechanger
    Great posts everyone ;):) I enjoyed reading them.
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 306 Pioneering
    I miss driving these days .....its been a long hard winter stuck in the house ...but I am lucky as there are many others much worse off than me. 
    I did a six year apprenticeship and found that a few years later all the factories closed down . I enjoyed driving so i then trained as a driving instructor , just before my illness struck . Unlucky in that sense but lucky in other ways . I have a lovely wife whom I met at school...we have been married 47 years in May , I have a lovely family and lovely grandchildren  ....what more can I want, or ask for  ? 👍🙂
    Good luck to all and may your God go with you 🙏
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 657 Pioneering
    I'm good at making any social interaction much more awkward than it needed to be... ;) 

    I've never really thought about it tbh, but I've got a very 'mechanical' mind, good understanding of how physical things work and can be repaired where necessary, cars are the main one but white goods, electrics, plumbing etc as well.  :) 

    I'm also good at parking which seems to be a skill most people lack! :D
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 3,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Great thread @66Mustang Since becoming disabled I have become a better mother as I now have the time to devote to my child rsther than before holding down a full time job having to rely on breakfast and after school clubs. I may not be able to drive now and just hop (im an amputee) in the car to taxi my son about b ut we do get out and about using taxis and friends. My son is by no means a full time carer but he does help me and this has given him valuable life skills. So life changing as a disability can be there have been some positives 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,492 Scope community team
    Great idea for a discussion @66Mustang!
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,182 Scope community team
    I wouldn't have started writing a blog or public speaking if it wasn't for my disability. It's also made me more determined to achieve things.

    Love this thread! :)
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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    I am confident talking to people.

    I can find humour in adversity

    I can craft bunting well and make other sewing items

    I can see, half hear, smile and dream!

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