The high school football coach had to make special arrangements for the two brothers that were hearing impaired. While it did not seem to affect the boys on the field, the coach had to make sure he spoke up and faced the brothers when giving direction. He soon learned that both boys had an uncanny ability to predict the opposing team’s plays just prior running the play. It seems that it was quite easy for them to read lips.
Don’t hide what you are or what some think are your weak points. Find out what the upside is and become excellent at articulating it. Don’t let others define you by harping on your shortcomings when you can point out the positives. During his presidential campaign, at the age of 73, Ronald Reagan was asked about “the age differential between him and his opponent”. To which he responded “I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”
What makes you unique and different will be noticed whether you want it to or not. Don’t passively let others define you, do it yourself . . . deliberately.