Saturday, August 16, 2014

What Your Handwriting Says About You

We've all seen and heard about the methods used by Graphologists to verify the authenticity of signatures and hand written documents or prove them fraudulent or forgeries.  They also claim that your handwriting can reveal clues to your personality.  Here are a few of the indicators they look for when  reading your personality traits.

Small Handwriting—is associated with being studious, shy, meticulous and concentrated.

Large Handwriting—is associated with being an outgoing, attention-loving person.

Average Handwriting—is associated with being well-adjusted and adaptable.

Wide Spacing Between Words—means you enjoy your freedom.  It also means you typically don't enjoy large crowds and you don't like to be overwhelmed.

Narrow Spacing Between Words—means you can't stand to be alone and tend toward crowds of people.

Rounded Letters—is typically associated with being artistic or creative.

Pointed Letters—can mean you are intense, intelligent, curious and aggressive.

Connected Letters—are associated with being logical and systematic.

Crossing The Very Top Of The T—generally means you have good self-esteem, are optimistic and ambitious.

Crossing The Middle Of The t—generally means you are confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Leaving Open Letters (such as not closing the O)—typically means you are expressive, social and talkative.

Writing A Closed Letter O—means you are a private person and an introvert.

If The Dot On Your i Lands High Above The Letter—you are considered to be imaginative.

If The Dot Lands To The Left Of The Letter i—then you might be a procrastinator.

If The Dot Is Perfectly Over The i—you are considered to be detail-oriented, empathetic and organized.

If You Dot Your i With A Circle—you are considered to be a visionary or child-like.

If The Dot Looks More Like A Slash—you might be overly self-critical.

So…using these traits, what does your handwriting say about you?  Has your handwriting changed over the years or is it mostly the same as it was several years ago?


Fiona McGier said...

My handwriting always has been almost totally illegible. In 5th grade my teacher demanded I go back to printing because my cursive was unreadable. I lift my pen in the middle of words and don't lift it in-between words. I can start out, say, a thank-you note trying to be neat. By the end of the note even I can't read what I wrote. My very close friends and relatives refer to it as hieroglyphics, only without any kind of Rosetta Stone to help them make sense of it!

I wonder what THAT tells them about me? I've always said my brain works faster than my hand can keep up. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Shawna Delacorte said...

Fiona: That's why I absolutely cannot write my books in longhand. My hand can't keep up with my thoughts and the faster I try to write the more illegible it is. I find, too, that my handwriting has gotten sloppier as I've gotten older.

Thanks for your comment.