People with disabilities have a number of positive characters that are uniquely peculiar to us only. Naturally occurring to people with disabilities only, these positive personal qualities can be found in disabled people who have gone through acceptance and are living with positive outlooks and dispositions.
But unknown to many disabled individuals, including people with deafness, these well-kept powerful personal attributes can only be unleashed very few who have discovered themselves. Self-discovery for the deaf and their disability clusters can only be achieved by acceptance.
Before we discuss the principles of acceptance, we would like to provide the top FIVE extraordinary characters that are unique to people with disabilities only.
- Emotional intelligence: Emotional intelligence is the capacity to understand other people’s feelings and emotions and bring that knowledge into play when you are dealing with them. But research has found that it is only individuals who have or have been through with emotional issues can better understand the emotions of others. People with disabilities have struggled with emotions and have overcome peculiar feelings that now help us to better understand the world and the people around us.
- A deeper sense of empathy: Empathy isn’t pitying. It is putting oneself in the shoes of another who is experiencing a harsh situation. Empathy is genuine feeling for others- seeing what it feels like to be in another person’s situation when in actual fact, you aren’t in that situation. It is people with same and vulnerability that can connect with others in their loss, in their grief. People with no traumatic experiences or vulnerability have no capacity for empathy.
- A sixth sense: In the disabled community, we sense different. Our sense of thing is exceptional- far superior to the perceptions that others without disability have. All other things being equal, the blind have superior hearing. The deaf may have superior eyesight, the autistic with extreme intelligence, to mention but a few. Although this assertion might not be true in all situations, something- anything pretty unusual must work for the one with a disability. There is a sixth sense somewhere.
- Longevity: People with disabilities often live long- longer than people without disabilities. Although scientifically unfounded, blind people are known to live very long, so are persons with educable intellectual disabilities. If that is the case, we assume that applies to the deaf and other disability clusters.
- A higher sense of awareness: People with disabilities have a greater sense of self. Self-awareness, if used under the right environment, can be a very great tool for understanding self and others. our high sense of sensitivity, as a consequence of our disability, to the events around, has helped us to better persons to friends and associates.
- Exceptionality and Uniqueness: We are unique people, not just in terms of disabilities. People with disabilities are unique and very different people. Many things make us special, including countless opportunities and empathy we get from people who show us outstanding kindness and believe we are destined for greatness that our obvious disability had tried to hinder. With our special needs status, we always have special talents that highly “explosive” and enviable.
- Greater joy in a broken body: Shame and vulnerability make one strong. True happiness isn’t gotten from the things that happen to you, but from the things that happen in you. Many deaf, for example, do not wish to hear again. They are exceedingly happy. The human brain is very skillful at transitioning into someone with a disability if we let it. we can be happier from a misfortune.
- A sense of gratefulness and life: We only appreciate life more when we are hit hard by mother nature and still, we are left to the littlest of things that make life even more essential. We still live- by a hint of hair’s breadth. Some of the happiest people on earth are the ones who have the hugest problems- be it a disability.
- Ability to live freer and fit in more: Steve Jobs once said that remembering that you are going to die is the best way he knew to avoid the trap of thinking we have something to lose. We are already naked. There is no reason not to follow our heart. When we are down, what more do we have to fear? None. We live freer, without giving a damn about a disability. We won’t have to worry about trying to fit in. we have an identity and not a condition as persons with disabilities. And when we live freer, we are happier and live longer.
- Enormous opportunities in our disabilities: There are enormous opportunities that are embedded in every disability. Have you found yours? Let there be no doubt. Like disability, every adversity comes with it the seed of an equivalent advantage. It is, has always been, and is always, eternally going to be until every one of us leaves this Earth.
Disability is no one-chance thing that just happens anyhow and lives on in persons anyhow. Disability is a well-designed phenomenon made possible by a definite, phenomenal Designer who makes all things work together for good. However, if you would let it, you might begin to see some of these extraordinary characters that are strategically hidden in your disability.