The Secrets of / in Handwriting Analysis

Do you know the secrets revealed by your handwriting?
Do you know the secrets revealed by your handwriting? | Source

What Does Your Handwriting Style Say About You?

The study of handwriting analysis, or graphology, is the science of analyzing handwriting to determine a person's personality traits. Every thing from a person's social tendencies to level of daily activity can be determined through this analysis. Uses for handwriting analysis include personal growth, employee selection by employers, jury selection by lawyers, to prove or disprove forgery, and by psychologists to gain insight into their clients. The field of handwriting analysis is utilized in many fields in many countries around the world.

The Most Cheerful Hubber- Realhousewife
The Most Cheerful Hubber- Realhousewife | Source

Handwriting Analysis of Realhousewife

One of Hubpage's most beloved Hubbers, RealHousewife, Kelly Umpenhour was named the MOST CHEERFUL HUBBER of 2011 and 2012. Kelly cheerfully agreed to provide a handwriting sample for analysis. Here are the results of Kelly's handwriting analysis:

Kelly's writing immediately says she is highly communicative, open, and honest. Her writing is very stylish and this trait suggests she is also very stylish in her dress and décor. Initial analysis of her writing shows she is highly sociable, responsive, and extrovert, outgoing, and cheerful. She is optimistic and upbeat with a positive attitude.

Almost every ending letter in Kelly's handwriting has a loop that curves up. This suggests Kelly is a very generous and self sacrificing person. Because it occurs on almost every letter, this writer may be generous to a fault and it is assumable that her children are very well cared for.

Kelly's writing is on the large side. This signifies that she is highly confident. She likes to be noticed, but she isn't theatrical and doesn't bring attention to herself.

The straight slant mark at the beginning of several letters suggests Kelly dislikes being told what to do and how to do it. The loops in her letter "d's" signify she she thinks philosophy is a bunch of bull and she is not impressed by it or politics. The way Kelly crosses her hubs indicates she is very self driven and sets high goals for herself.

The loops on Kelly's "y's" tells us she is a highly physical, sensual person with a high sex drive and a freaky lover. (And.. sorry fellows, she is happily married). She is extremely organized, with a great sense of décor and you can make any space beautiful. The Realhousewife is not only cheerful, but dynamic.

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Left Handed vs. Right Handed Styles

In ancient times, left handers were regarded as "strange" and thought to have a left hand dominance due to dark and evil influences. Today, those who predominantly use their left hands are traditionally more intelligent than right handed people and are uniquely creative. The most outstanding universal characteristics of left handed personalities is a streak of independence. There is only a 10% chance that a child will be left handed. Left handed writing is analyzed the same as right handed writing.

Most people in the world are right handed. Right handed people use the left sides of their brains creatively. 90% of the population is right handed.

The larger the handwriting, the more the writer seeks attention.
The larger the handwriting, the more the writer seeks attention. | Source
Sexuality and Individuality can be revealed in handwriting.
Sexuality and Individuality can be revealed in handwriting. | Source
Check o's and a's to get an idea of how a person will communicate.
Check o's and a's to get an idea of how a person will communicate. | Source

Handwriting Analysis: Size and Extension of Letters

The size of a writer's letters handwriting in relation to spaces is an indication of their sense of ego. Handwriting that features large letters typically represents a friendly and social person. Someone who writes with tiny letters is most likely an introvert. Most people's handwriting is in the middle range making them a balance between the two extremes.

The upper and lower loops in a person's handwriting reveal many personality traits.

Tall Upper Loops:

Elaborate upper letters such as l's, d's, and h's indicate an abstract thinker with great intellect. This quality is often found in the handwriting of philosophers. The taller the loops, the more intelligent the person is. The shorter the loops to the top of the line is a sign of average intelligence.

Expressive or Large Lower Loops:

Those with expressive or large loops that go below the writing line, such as the letter y and the lowercase g indicate a sensual person who is driven and physical. These people often have very high sex drives and stay active throughout their lives. The more unique the loop, the more likely the individual is to be an original person (and a skilled lover). Short loops in letters that go below the writing line indicate the opposite. Those who write with very small loops are typically couch potatoes who avoid physical activity.

The more plump the loop in the lower letter indicates a person who's needs are not being met. A significant y or g with an elaborated loop indicates someone who isn't making as much money as they wish they were and may not be getting enough physical attention.

Lower loops that are backwards may indicate someone who has unusual sexual desires.

No Loops in the Upper or Lower Letters:

Some people write letters in a printing style without loops in letters such as l and instead use frill free straight lines. These writers are serious, practical people who tend to be stoic.

Letter Openness:

Letter "openness" can reveal a person's communication style. Open o's and circular letters indicate a person who is open and communicative. Closed circular letters indicate that a person may be slightly "closed" and not as communicative.

Analyzing Hand Writing: Slant

Writing that slants to the right indicates a social individual. Right slanters are the life of the party and bring the fun with them. This style indicates an open and accepting mind. An extreme right slant indicates a person who is emotional and has a hard time containing their emotions whether good or bad.

Handwriting that slants to the left indicates a loner who works better by his or herself. An extreme left slant suggests a person who is rebellious, secretive, and may be cold hearted.

Those who have no slant to their writing tend to be very stable and self regulated. These writers are very logical.

What clues can you find in President Obama's handwrighting?
What clues can you find in President Obama's handwrighting? | Source
A person's baseline in writing indicates their current outlook on life.
A person's baseline in writing indicates their current outlook on life. | Source

Analyzing: Baseline and Spacing

The baseline is how the writer writes words on a given line.

  • Writing up-hill reveals the the writer is optimistic, ambitious and cheerful.
  • Writing down- hill may be caused by a pessimistic attitude, depression, or fatigue.
  • A straight baseline signifies the writer controls his moods.

Spacing:

How a writer utilizes space in any handwriting sample is an indication of how they function in the work place. If given a piece a paper, people who want to be on "top" or in charge of the work place. A person who writes with even margins and centered text is a great team player and someone well organized.

Employers use this feature of handwriting to analyze applications they receive. An applicant who squishes letters to the left of a line is nervous and fearful. A person who crams writing on the right of any line is ambitious. A person fills in a line with a well balanced sentence is a good judge of space.

Be cautious of someone who writes with heavy pressure regularly!
Be cautious of someone who writes with heavy pressure regularly! | Source

Handwriting Analysis: Pressure

Pressure is a changing quality in many people's handwriting. Those who are in a hurry, angry, or stressed tend to temporarily write with heavy pressure. Those who stylistically write with lots of pressure may be more aggressive than those with a lighter touch.

Analyzing Handwriting: Speed and Curves

The speed of a person's writing reveals additional personality traits. Speed is found in the flow of the writing and indicates speed of thought, action and perception. This trait can vary when people are taking notes or in a hurry such as a doctor signing a prescription.

Those who write swiftly tend to be alert, flexible, rapid thinkers.

Those who write slowly are those who take the time to consider details, deliberate, cautious people.

Curves and Angles:

Writing that begins with a curve indicates a person who may be stuck in the past. Curves at the end of a letter or word indicates a person's level of generosity.

Crossing of the T's indicates a person's ambitions.
Crossing of the T's indicates a person's ambitions. | Source

Meanings Behind Crossing "T's"

A person's potential to meet goals can be interpreted by how a person crosses their T's. The letter T represents a person's ambitions. The taller the T, the more ambitions the person.The crossing of the T on the horizontal represents the emphasis the writer places on the goal.

  • Crossing a T low on the letter indicates a person sets goals lower than what they can actually accomplish.
  • A person who crosses their T's high on the bar set very high goals.
  • Crossing T's at the top of the bar or higher indicates someone who sets goals that are lofty and unacheivable. A "t" bar that is above the stem indicates setting goals higher than can be accomplished.

Connected Letters: Printing and Cursive Styles

Most people who print as their standard handwriting style do so out of consideration to others because they don't write neatly. Men are most likely to use this style because they are not interested in a "frilly" style. A handful of people write in a print style because they want to "hide their personality" from the world.

Those who write with a style that mixes printing with cursive tend to be efficient and intelligent types. The handwriting may indicate that the writer stops to cross T's and dot I's as they go.

Writers who's letters are connected througout their handwriting are most likely to be scientific. Those who have less connectivity between their letters are more likely to be artistic.

A person who writes with a bizarre style of cursive and block letter printing may be antisocial.

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Example of a "felon's claw"
Example of a "felon's claw" | Source
Example of the "Devil's elbow"
Example of the "Devil's elbow" | Source
Dangerous? This is the signature of Adolph Hitler.
Dangerous? This is the signature of Adolph Hitler. | Source
If you get a love letter like this, don't walk away. RUN!
If you get a love letter like this, don't walk away. RUN! | Source

Warning Signs in Handwriting

There are "clues" in a person's handwriting that can provide serious warning signs about the character of the individual. These clues are discovered by studying the handwriting of infamous criminals who have these traits in common.

The Felon's Claw

The felon's claw is a "claw" type of curve that is present in letters in a handwriting sample that come from a letter and curve downward back under the letter like a claw. People who write with this hallmark feature have deep psychological issues. It indicates someone who feels inferior to the extent that they do not think they are worthy of love. Many people with this claw were abused in early life. This is also a symbol of guilt for something the writer may have done in the past.

People with this handwriting feel the need to punish themselves. To meet their needs for punishment, these people will cause problems, act out, purposley irritate and antagonize others so they will be looked down on.

Empasized Puctuation

A person who writes with extreme punctuation with exclamation points and question marks may be suffering with pent up resentment. Many with this feature are grumpy and irritable.

The Devil's Elbow

If you encounter writing in which a pitchfork is added anywhere in the sample, the writer is signifying that he or she belongs to the devil or thinks they are possessed by Satan.

Extra Large Decorated Signature

Anyone with regular handwriting that then signs their name with a large, flourished signature may have narcissitic tendencies.

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PDXKaraokeguy of Hubpages
PDXKaraokeguy of Hubpages | Source
Handwriting sample of PDXKaraokeguy
Handwriting sample of PDXKaraokeguy | Source

Handwriting Anaylsis of PDXKarokeGuy

PDXKaraokeGuy a.k.a. Justin W. Price is contributing writer on Hubpages and author of "Digging to China." Justin's handwriting analysis shows:

Justin is ruled by his head and not his heart and he takes life in stride. Quiet and introspective, he has great powers of concentration. Justin is impulsive and artistic. He is a free thinker and this sets him apart from others. This writer has a great deal of personal restraint and it is difficult to get him angry (but watch out if you do). He can be outgoing and social but but prefers his quiet time and needs a great deal of personal space. Justin has a very distinct way of dressing and may be prone to unpredicability. Justin would prefer to be his own boss or own his own company.

Hubpage's Ardie
Hubpage's Ardie | Source
What does Ardie's handwriting reveal?
What does Ardie's handwriting reveal? | Source

Handwriting Analysis: Ardie

Ardie is an Elite (and very popular) member of Hubpages. Her handwriting reveals that she is introspective and has a great deal of self control. She may hesitate to say what is on her mind. Ardie's Greek E shows that she is highly educated and well read. Though she is logical, she depends on her finely tuned intuition. She is a traditional person that plays by the rules. Her straight letter "I" shows that she is stoic in person. Ardie is self sufficient and knows how to take care of herself. She is highly physical and may get a little "freaky" at times. She is highly motivated but currently tired or struggling with a major life decision. Her writing reveals a highly creative mind though she finds it difficult to open up with her emotions. Her signature suggests she struggles to overcome being a quiet person and may feel her shyness is holding her back. People may see her as more outgoing than she actually is. Ardie will answer your burning questions of love on her hub "Ask Ardie!"

What secrets will Lord de Cross's handwriting reveal?
What secrets will Lord de Cross's handwriting reveal? | Source
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Handwriting Analysis: Lord De Cross

lord de cross is 2012's Hubpage Advocate of the Year and love guru. Lord's handwriting sample shows that he is outgoing, friendly, impulsive and sociable with people he knows. Lord can be guarded and cautious with those he doesn't know. Lord is highly intelligent and likely to be drawn to the field of science. He enjoys feeling connected to others and prefers committed relationships. He is optimistic, cheerful, and physically driven. He is non- attention seeking and prone to shyness. He would prefer to be his own boss. Lord may be a little unorganized. He sets high goals for himself and has the tenacity to reach them. Lord doesn't open up to just anyone and may be secretive. By not completing the "s" in the sample, Lord shows the reader that he reserves a part of himself and only shows his fans what he wants them to see.

Austinstar is one of Hubpage's most creative writers!
Austinstar is one of Hubpage's most creative writers! | Source
Notice the creative sample.
Notice the creative sample. | Source

Handwriting Analysis: Austinstar

Austinstar, a.k.a. Lela, is a popular veteran on Hubpages. Her distinctive handwriting sample demonstrates a level of intelligence seen in geniuses. This is a very rare quality. Other secrets revealed in Lela's sample include artistic ability, striking creativity, and an optimistic, upbeat personality. Lela has a commanding presence and stands out in a crowd. She enjoys being noticed and is known for being action driven. She has a stoic quality that may intimidate others. (Other's may be intimidated by her intelligence). This Hubber is genuinely interested in other people and likes being connected to others. Lela is highly physical and sometimes unpredictable. She does not act before thinking things through and can be overly cautious. This may cause her to get wrapped up in life's details. Lela is a cheerful, social, and highly unique individual.

And the author of this hub?
And the author of this hub? | Source
Last but not least...
Last but not least... | Source

Handwriting Analysis: Tammy Swallow

As the author of this hub, it is only fair for me to analyze my own handwriting. My own writing reveals that I am a practical, efficient, moderately intelligent, rapid thinker who has the ability to multitask on many projects at once. I am adaptable to most situations though I do not set set goals that are as high as my potential. I am a physically driven person who is generous, stable and self regulated. I am positive, alert, and a team player. I am a chatty, open communicator who shares emotionally with a tendency to be overly trusting. I enjoy the company of others but have a balanced need for personal space.

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www.handwritinguniversity.com

The Only Handwriting Analysis Book You Will Ever Need - By Treyce d'Gabriel

Thanks to the Hubber's who submitted a writing sample for analysis!

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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I love this hub, Tammy!

You're so right about these writers, most of whom I've interacted with.

Voted up on a job well done

John


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

This is fascinating! I couldn't stop reading it. I'm going to share this one and vote up. Love all the samples. Now all I have to do is put down the computer and do a sample of my own handwriting. How cool! Thanks for an interesting read!


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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Very well researched hub and how fun to analyze the handwriting of other authors. I'm going to now try to analyze my own handwriting.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks John. This was lot of fun picking their brains!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It is fun to do Glimmer Twin Fan. It gives a lot of insight into people's personalities! Thanks for reading!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Good luck healthylife. This is a great thing to know how to do with yourself and people you meet!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

This is not fair. Now the bare truth is out. And we cannot defend ourselves. Not a bully ourselves, and cannot appeal for what is already written. At least we are living a normal life. Hey! Tammy would you accept an apple and make us look a little less Geeky?


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

LOL Lord de Cross. You should embrace your inner Geek. It serves you well (and your readers well I may add). Thanks for being a great sport!


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Thanks Tammy. And congratulations on your beautiful Hubbie Award. (I would have put an exclamation point there, but I fear I use them too frequently!)

I read a book called "The Devil's Teardrop" which included a bit about warning signs in handwriting. The teardrop in question is how a person dots their i's. When someone makes a teardrop sign over the i (it kind of looks like a comma too), this indicates something bad I think.

Of the many, many careers I wanted to go into, going to Quantico was high on the list. Being a document examiner sounds like fun to me.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I've always found hand writing analysis so interesting. This was fun to read and discover yet even more about the hubbers I follow and interact with.

Congrats on your hubbie award.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Very fascinating, Tammy! I loved it!!! I will be applying this to hubby's handwriting if he ever writes anything! He only texts. And his signature looks like a scribble with a crazy crayon. :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey Tammy! WOW! This was so fun and I enjoyed it a lot! Makes me feel even more cheerful!

And - I actually met Austinstar and that is right on for her too! She is extremely intelligent and one of the things I admire about her, very fun to hang out with!

From what I know about these dudes you got everything just right!

That's super awesome and thank you for letting me be part of this!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey Tammy! WOW! This was so fun and I enjoyed it a lot! Makes me feel even more cheerful!

And - I actually met Austinstar and that is right on for her too! She is extremely intelligent and one of the things I admire about her, very fun to hang out with!

From what I know about these dudes you got everything just right!

That's super awesome and thank you for letting me be part of this!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

So fun and interesting, Tammy. Shared an stuff. I'd be curious to see what would happen if I would given you my sample while stuck in traffic :-)


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Tammy,

WOW! Now this is an awesome hub! I had no idea there was so much to learn from someone's writing! This was so useful and thought provoking! Thanks Tammy!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

That was really cool Tammy! I knew of this of course but never had it explained in such a detailed fashion. Loved reading about some of the Hubbers based on their writing styles. Great job!


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

As always, you have written a great Hub on an interesting topic. Thanks.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

I agree our hand writing speaks volumes about us.

Now, gotta write a few words on a piece of paper and analyze myself (very excited!)

thanks tammy for taking examples from our fellow hubbers...awesome hub and informative too!


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Jenna Pope 4 years ago from Southern California

This was fascinating! I didn't know about any of it! Bookmarked this for later reference. Voted up.


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Gypsy48 4 years ago

Interesting hub and great read. I am going to have to evaluate my handwriting, thanks for sharing :) voted up and interesting


Starmom41 4 years ago

I agree- this is a fascinating hub!


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daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

This is one of the most interesting hubs I have ever read. Here is your up! Thanks again.


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nikkiraeink 4 years ago from So. Cal.

Awesome hub! I'd love to know what it means when someone dots their i's versus someone who doesn't. Voted up, awesome and shared.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

I don't know if this is still the case, but many French companies have required handwriting samples from job candidates for analysis in the past.


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Becky Bruce 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

Tammy- this is so interesting. I remember my Grandma got all into this handwriting thing a few years ago-- she bought a book about famous Jewish people and what their handwriting revealed. I love how you used real hubpagers for example-- including yourself! Your own handwriting is very pretty by the way. Voted up of course!


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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

Wow Tammy! What a fascinating hub! I've always loved to look at people's handwriting. It says so much about them. Sadly, It's increasingly difficult these days as the art of handwriting seems to be on the wane. I find it so sad. A handwritten letter is so magical and special. E-mails don't come anywhere close.


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Pardon my long observations on the topic, here....

This IS interesting. Many years back, I began studying this field. I had a single text on the matter, and did some practicing, but I found a few flaws. I also read other bits calling it a “pseudo-science.” I came to my own conclusions:

In particular, the slant—there is an entire generation of kids who were forced by the school system to hold their papers at a certain slant…and that the writing SHOULD slant toward the right side of the page. Lefties were given no adjustments, so they wrote awkwardly from over the top of the page: it was the only way they could see what they were writing! It cause a severe backward slant. Every ‘lefty’ of this generation I’ve known writes with a backward slant as a direct result of this school-imposed form—thus, I can’t ascribe anything personality-related to such a slant, but I can sure spot a "lefty" of that generation at a glance..

Uphill/downhill. Hmm..well, I’ll tell you what. Some of us just have (as my husband likes to accuse me) “an eye like a chicken.” It means we can’t easily visualize (or draw or write) straight lines. Give me lined paper, and I’m good. Give me blank paper, and my writing will wander downhill and back up as I try (unsuccessfully)to correct for the missing lines to keep things on the straight and narrow.

The book I had stated that the large lower loops required “diplomacy” of interpretation, because it COULD BE (but was not necessarily) sexually related.

Fancy flourishes, etc. Again, there was a generation or two of kids (my grandparents and great-grandparents’ era) who were taught what was called “Spenserian Script.” It involved very ornate penmanship with curlicues and swirls everywhere. It was the admired standard showing an educated person. My own uppercase “E’s” and “C’s” follow this pattern, because as a teenager, I admired my grandfather’s fancy handwriting, and copied his style for those letters. Now, I wish I hadn’t, as I’m stuck with it for my legal signature. It has nothing to do with my innate personality, because prior to that, I wrote with pure “school form” (of the 1950’s) cursive.

As we age, our handwriting deteriorates, and again, the variance in pressures, angles, spacing, etc. has nothing at all to do with personality traits. Furthermore, the advent of computers has done much to make handwritten documents and even letters artifacts of the past. My handwriting used to be very good, and legible, but the more I use the computer, the worse it has become. Again, my personality hasn’t changed in that time.

My youngest prints because her penmanship sucks, plain and simple.

So, my final “take” on the matter is, take it with a grain of salt, and if a prospective employer is using this—RUN, FAST, in the opposite direction. You don’t want to work for someone so hidebound that they will judge you this way before they even know you.

Voted up and interesting.


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GusTheRedneck 4 years ago from USA

Howdy tammyswallow - It was fun reading this article, all right, but when I got to read the analyses the handwritings of some of my HubPages buddies, too, the result was like a fun sandwich with a bowl of icedfun for dessert.

Just one comment more concerning the way I prefer signatures - If the dollar amount of the check is sufficient, I like the way it was signed - each time, too.

Gus :-)))


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MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

Very interesting, just fascinating! you did such a wonderful job with this hub!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I haven't seen the teardrop in research, but that makes a lot of sense. I will check it out! You would make an awesome examiner! Thanks for participating and for visiting!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Susan! I appreciate that! This is a very fun exercise. If you want to be added I would be glad to anaylze your writing too. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hmm.. TToombs. His would be an interesting signature to evaluate. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Gus, you should try writing a "Texan's View of the FunSandwiches Called Hubbers!" I would like a heaping bowl of that one.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Aww.. thanks Realhousewife. Not sure if you could get much more cheerful. Thanks so much for participating and being the celebrity guniea pig. It was a pleasure to learn more about all you guys. Everyone is so awesome and so much fun. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for participating PDXKaraokeGuy. You certainly added some fun to this project. Irritation and aggression can show up in samples, that would be very telling. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for stopping by Josh!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for stopping by billybuc. This is just one of many ways to learn more about people.

This was a fun and brilliant group to analyze.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much jainismus! I appreciate your wonderful comment.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for stopping by Ruchira. Once you do it a few times you will be able to start noticing things automatically and it will become second nature. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Jenna! Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy it!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Starmom!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks daskittlez69! That is one of the nicest comments I have ever received. Thanks! :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

nikkiraeink, most of the time it indicates someone who is in a hurry that doesn't dot them. It could also mean a person who is inconsiderate. Thanks for reading!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Wow! tammy, this was great! I have often been interested in handwriting and how it tells a persons personality, reading this I am left handed, clever then! haha! seriously though I loved the way you did so many great hubbers and hit the nail on the head so to speak, wonderful stuff! voted up! cheers nell


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nybride710 4 years ago from Minnesota

I hate my handwriting and avoid it whenever possible. I didn't see it represented in any of these samples, but I swear I'm not a criminal, LOL.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

As a teacher I always share my handwriting to my student to give mark and a little motivation for their work. Nice topic and thanks for share with us. Voted up!'

Best wishes, Prasetio


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Wow Patty! I knew some American companies were using samples and screening writing on applications, but I didn't realize it was standard in France. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing that.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Becky Bruce. I appreciate your kind comment. Your Grandma sounds like my kind of lady. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is a great point Peanutritious. Every one does everything by text and email now. That is great insight!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

You are absolutley right Ms. Lizzy. In grammar school we all had triangles taped to our desks to angle our paper so our handwriting would look nice and slanted. Handwriting analysis is not good used on those under 12 or the elderly because of the problems you describe. But, you make a good argument against handwriting analysis. Should be interesting to see how this will be replaced now that everything is done electronically. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading GusTheRedneck. I am glad you found this to be a fun sandwich.. LOL. You sound like a lot of fun!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you Margarita Eden! :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I second Austinstar's comment. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Nell. OOOOoooo.. I need a lefty for this experiement.. Hint Hint.. :) I appreciate your warm comment.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for sharing that NYBride710. Handwriting varies so much that no two styles are identical. I believe you and I am sure you don't write with felon's claws and etc.. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Prasetio. I used to love handwriten notes from my teacher in school... well, the good ones any way. :P


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

It's really cool that you gave us examples from real hubbers - overall, fascinating!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Tammy, this is an absolutely fascinating hub. Your research is phenomenal. I know Kelly well enough, I think, to say you got her pegged! She is so intelligent, overt, cheerful, and what you see is what you get.

I found all your other samples interesting too, and may have learned something about my handwriting/personality connection, too. One thing I wonder about, which may be odd, is why my handwriting changes if I don't like the pen or pencil. I know, I'm a weird one. LOL

I will be looking out for that devil's pitchfork... That is down right creepy.

Votes and shares! You did an amazing job.


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

This is awesome. I wonder how my writing analysis would be if analyze? I love the idea of showing us readers few samples from actual hubbers and yourself. Very interesting! Voted Up. P.S. I think, I'd like to practice doing the pitchfork style...so beware! (:


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

What a fascinating hub, especially since you analyzed some well-known hubbers and yourself.

It's amazing how much can be gleaned from the way people write.

Kudos to those who were good sports and sent you samples.

Am voting this hub up and sharing it.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks SidKemp. They are all great hubbers and great people. I was so happy they participated. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading sholland10. There is a reason our RealHousewife has won the cheerful hubbie award two years in a row. She is one of those awesome people inside and out. If you find you don't like a certain pen or pencil it may be because it interfers with your personal style of communication. If you are a smooth fluid writer, you would communicate that. A grabby pencil or pen doesn't let us communicate in a way in which we can express ourselves. We are actually communicate more that the letters on the page. Thanks so much for reading and sharing!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

If you want an analysis CrisSp, you can send it to my Hubpages email. If you give me a few days I can get back to you. But those pitchforks scare me too! :)


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Tammy, this is impressive! Guess you can learn a lot from someone's writing. This was a great idea and cool that you involved everyone.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Happyboomernurse. These guys were great sports and they are the best for a reason. I appreciate your visit and your kind comment!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much lyricwriter. This was a really fun hub to write and you can see why. I appreciate your visit!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Tammy, that is interesting about the pen or pencil. I have two types I like and try to buy only those particular types... then they disappear. LOL I hate when that happens. I do have fluid handwriting with those types, and enjoy writing more. With types I don't like, writing seems tedious and my handwriting is messy. Also, I notice that no matter what I write with, I change from cursive to print when I am not paying close attention and when writing on the board at school, I tend to move up the board rather than down. I am glad that means optimism. :-)


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Oh great I'm a criminal and my doctor is related to Hitler. Enjoyed your hub very interesting. Voted Up.


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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

Voted UP, Awesome, Interesting, Useful, and Shared!!! This is very fascinating!!! I use exclamation points only when commenting and I am excited but never use it in handwriting...I wonder what that could mean...lol

I always found Handwriting Analysis very, very interesting!! Thank-you sooo much for sharing this information!! Awesome Job!!


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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

Tammy, I had a little book that gave all these little samples of writing and talked about analysis of personalities. I was interested to know about it all, as most young people are and had practiced the same on friends. Your hub is such a sincere, detailed project- and so interesting read, seeing and understanding the friends on the HubPages. Voted up and sharing.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Tammy....An interesting concept to write about, Tammy. Handwriting analysis is quite fascinating. I remember having this done years ago. It's as much fun as astrology, when a really well-studied and skilled astrologer does your chart....which I also had done several years ago.

The hubbers you chose were a good example of the results, from what I have been able to glean of their personalities here on HP.

What a pretty picture of you!! UP++


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Wow this is a very fun hub and informative! I definitely voted up and across the board with this one :) I can definitely see my personality in my hand-writing thanks to these tips.

Thank you for sharing!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Hmmm..noticing the comments from people who like certain types of writing implements. I can relate. Nothing makes me madder than a pen that blobs ink, or a pencil that breaks. I want flow without leakage.

Before computers, I was often in a hurry to get some thought(s) on paper before I forgot, which meant a lot of pressure on the pencil. I favor a #2 pencil, for that reason, but I also used to precede any writing session with about 5 pre-sharpened pencils. I can't think with a dull pencil. ;-)


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GoForTheJuggler 4 years ago from Texas

Fantastic hub full of great info - voted up, across, and shared!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very good read. Handwriting analysis is an interesting subject no doubt and it is very interesting to read the evaluations for these wonderful hubbers.

Voted up & interesting Tammy.


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Dannytaylor02 4 years ago from United Kingdom, Liverpool

Don't get me wrong great hub but I could never judge a persons anything from their handwriting, I'll stick to doing that in person;)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Teachers always have the best handwriting. I have a great collection of pens.. I am usually the person who walks off them. :) Thanks for sharing that Sholland!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Moonlake, you are too funny!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you for reading and commenting Patty Kenyon!!!!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Sen.sush23. I am glad you found it interesting and I appreciate your visit.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Fpherj. I enjoy these psuedo sciences and personality tests. I wish more of them could be hubs, but they need to be books. I love astrology but that is really complicated. Those who do forecasts are good at math and angles. Thanks so much for your visit and your kind comment.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for stopping by KDuBarry03!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is so true Ms. Lizzy. It has been years since I have written with a pencil. I am picky about my pens. I like a razor tip. I don't like cheap gel pens that "skip" with spots in the ink.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you GoforTheJuggler. I appreciate that!


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catsimmons 4 years ago from Mission BC Canada

Awesome hub! Great that you analyzed handwriting from so many hubbers..I'm going to have to pin this so I can come back and study it later :-)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for reading and visiting Rajan Jolly. Good to see you as always!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

No problem DannyTaylor!


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psychicdog.net 4 years ago

full of interesting insights cheers Tammy!


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Now I may be wary of handwriting anything for fear that someone will analyze my handwriting and find out too much about me...hmmm...will my signature show that I'm introverted or secretive? or intelligent but twisted? At least I don't do pitchforks! :)

This is so interesting that I want to print it out and start analyzing... Fun and fascinating hub! Voted up!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks catsimmons! It is a fun exercise. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks psychicdog!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Ms. Stephanie. As long as you don't have pitchforks you should be just fine. Anaylsis doesn't reveal to much outside of the impression you give in person. I am sure yours would say you are an outstanding person. :)


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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

Handwriting analysis is so cool. I liked how you used Hubber's to experiment with! Nice work :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Julie DeNeen. I appreciate your visit.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Most interesting on the handwriting Tammy. And what a cool and enjoyable idea it was to analyze the hubbers, including yourself. I would say Mr O has a split personality from just a one off glance at his signature. And what a relief to know the Felon's Claw and Devils Elbow aren't writing traits here, at least not yet lol.


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Tammy,

What a fascinating hub that had me glued to my seat! Loved all your explanations on the different styles, slants, loops .. . ..it was so interesting! Great pics to go with your words!

Both me and my partner are in the 10% lefty club and both are very Independent as you say! We have very different writing styles to each other which found me looking at both whilst reading your hub! What an insight and so true for us both!

Great read, voted and shared this


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Wow Tammy I found this hub fascinating and am amazed that so much can be learned from someones handwriting!! I would love to have mine analyzed now... and it's so nice to learn more about some of our fav hubbers...thanks for sharing this interesting hub. Up & interesting & shared...cheers


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Tammy I found this to be very interesting. I have never had my handwriting analogized but after reading this I think I should. I would have no idea where to start but I will be checking... lol... maybe I will learn something new about myself. Love all the people you have chosen here and are all highly successful and motivated writers... Great hub...

Hugs from Canada


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Thank you, Tammy, for this fascinating discourse about handwriting analysis. I have printed notes for so long now (beginning with my college days) that I have difficulty writing script. When I sign a check my signature is much less than legible. What is positive, however, is that a forge would have difficulty replicating it. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for your awesome comment. That signature concerns me as well. I appreciate your visit.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for sharing that SuzieQ. I have a brother who is a lefty and he has that strong independent streak.. since he was a baby. Leftys are so creative. I am glad you liked it and I appreciate you reading it!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much carter06!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for reading and commenting Rolly. If you send me a sample on FB I will be glad to analyze it for you. I can do a topical anaylsis. Professionals can get really indepth. Always good to see you my friend!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is neat drbj. People who have legible writing and an illegible signature are normally shy and try to avoid the spotlight. I have a mix of printing and cursive that I pretty much developed in college from so much note taking. It pretty much stuck with me. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing that.


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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

Great Hub Tammy. This is yet another subject in which we share an interest. I'm also a paralegal and always analyzed my bosses clients handwriting to see if they were honest etc.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

We have so much in common Lilleyth. I had one bad boss and it showed up in his handwriting too. It is getting harder to see people's handwriting now a days since everything is electronic. Thanks so much for visiting!


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

This is the first chance I got to stop by at this fabulous hub! How cool! There were a lot of things about my handwriting that you touched upon. I'm left handed, and so is my husband! We're both independent thinkers and want to be creative. :D There was one place your analysis is incorrect: you are HIGHLY intelligent. Hehehe. Not moderately - it takes a genius to come up with such a fun hub! I loved it!


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Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

Another very good hub. I enjoyed this thoroughly. lol still trying to figure out what my handwriting says about me. lol


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks CClitgirl. I think it is interesting that there seem to be lots of left handed couples. This surprises me when you realize how independent lefties are. That would be some interesting research. You are too kind. Thanks so much for your kind comment.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Cute screenname loveme... I appreciate you stopping by. I hope you enjoy your analysis!


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christin53 4 years ago from UK

I really enjoyed reading this hub Not sure what my messy handwriting says about me though. Probably that I'm always in a rush and need to slow down.


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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

I love how you analyzed fellow-hubber's writing! This is a fun and informative read. Voting up, useful, and interesting!


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CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

Wow this is so insightful. I think I am crazy though, but I liked learning why I am. I appreciate all the work it took to put this hub together. BRAVO!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Christin53. It all depends on the type of "messy". If it is fluid and invisible it may mean you are shy and don't want attention. If is jagged and messy it would mean something else depending on the connection of the letters. It usually does mean the writer is in a hurry. Hope that helps!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you Natahalh! I had some great subjects! :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Carly S. I doubt you are crazy! I appreciate your comment.


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justgrace1776 4 years ago

Handwriting analysis is so interesting! Thanks for the hub! Btw, I'm left handed :)


RiaTrehan 4 years ago

quite interesting hub ....vry insightful :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks justgrace1776. Many lefties are visiting. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Ria Trehan!


Mere Individual 4 years ago

Interesting. I'm mostly searching for an article for were the stories than an authors wrote also shows the kind of personality that they are. Because I noticed that reading a lot of fanfiction stories the authors tend to unconsciously give a sign of personality, ideology and belief that they have based on what they write. I didn't expect that it would have the same applicability as in the writing style of a person.

Hmm... really this article is very fascinating and informative. It would also explain why my hand writing has a tendency of constantly changing, which is because of what my mood is during writing a part.


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Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

Mere Individual - reallyyy? may i please ask for the link to this article. lol i like to know what kind of author i am lol


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

That would be neat to read Mere Indivdual. I have never seen any thing to analyze subject material. If you find it, do please share it with me and Lovemelovemeloveme. That would be really interesting too!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

Very interesting hub. I wonder how accurate handwriting analysis really is. I would probably be diagnosed with multiple personality syndrome! ;)

Voted you up, interesting, and will share.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Crimonologist swear by handwriting anaylsis Au Fait, but this if someone wanted to change their writing, they could I guess. You can send me yours by hubpage mail and I can analyze it for you. It would take me a few days. It can give you an idea on whether or not it is accurate. :) Thanks for stopping by!


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi again Tammy... I had to come back and read this again after you did mine for me.I have looked at the analysis several times since and all I can say is you were pretty much bang on. Thanks my friend for taking on the challenge.

Hugs from Canada


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for allowing me to analyze your beautiful handwriting Rolly! I appreciate that and I appreciate your support for this topic.


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RobinGrosswirth23 4 years ago from New York

Comprehensive, informative, interesting and so very well written. Cannot even imagine that so much is attributed to handwriting.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much RobinGrosswirth. I appreciate you reading and commenting!


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Tammy,

This is fascinating! Your analysis of those here I know appears to be spot on! (hahaha...Kelly is a freeeak....)

I gotta say...I appear to have a felons claw and backwards lower loops....sooooo...yeah...this seems pretty darned accurate. I will be paying pretty close attention next time I fill out a job application. I wouldn't want to give anyone..you know..the right impression of me!

Thanks,

Thomas


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joanveronica 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

What a fantastic hub! This was so interesting, I've always wanted to be able to study people's handwriting! Voted up, awesome and interesting!


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uzma shaheen 4 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

I loved your hub.interesting topic with very useful information. I enjoyed it.well done. I am sharing it.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Oh no Thomas! You must get rid of those felon claws! I would love to anaylze your writing. I am sure it is whimsical and unique. If you send me a sample, I would love to add you. Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much joanveronica. I appreciate you stopping by!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Uzma. It is good to see you!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Really really awesome hub. So sorry it's taken me so long to get to it. I'm about a month behind in my reading :( This is awesome. Well thought out, great research and entertaining too. Definitely one of my favorite hubs by you Tammy! I gotta go back and read that part about crossing t's. I just cannot write without doing that and dotting my i's.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Sharyn! I am behind in reading too. All this eye candy on Hubpages.. it is hard to get to it all. Hmm.. if you are meticilous in t's and i's, you are a very thoughtful and considerate person. You would make a great employee. Thanks for stopping by! :)


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Ha, thanks, I think I am all those things. I'll take that analysis :)


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho

Loved it! Voted up, awesome, interesting, and bookmarked : )


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

If you want to send me a photo of your handwriting I will ad your analysis to this hub. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for reading and commenting Jennifer. Glad you are back!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I have always loved looking at and analyzing handwriting. It was one of the things that I used to do a lot of when I was much much younger. I will tell you though that my handwriting has changed from time to time and I wonder if you notice that the more people use computers, the worse their handwriting gets. Mine is usually huge and very loopy and for the most part it is a combination of cursive and print.

Very interesting hub and I love how you interpreted other people's writing to add to this. Great job!


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

I just came across this again and have to Tweet it for the world to see! :) I still love it!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I've always found this subject fascinating, and you explain it so well! I loved your handwriting analyses, too. You have a trained eye and natural talent. Even after poring over this hub, it all just looks like handwriting to me! : ) I appreciate your positive slant on everything. Excellent job! You could write a book. Voted up and shared!


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cleverowlsoftware 4 years ago from Boston, MA

This is something very interesting and useful. Handwriting of a person can actually reveal so many things. Don't know what my handwriting says...:)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for your kind comments vespawoolf. I appreciate the read and the share!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks cleverowlsoftware. It can be tricky to anaylze your own writing. :)


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teresamg 4 years ago from Portugal

This looks fantastic and very interesting! And it's not something you see everyday as well.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

An extremely informative, insightful & intelligently written hub! You did a wonderful job, particularly with some well-known hub-authors' handwriting analysis as well as yours. Once again, a unique and fascinating subject and I enjoyed learning a lot from your hub. Way to go!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & shared on Facebook


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for reading and sharing ishwaryaa22. It is always great to see you and you leave the most encouraging comments!


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Audrey Baker 4 years ago from Arizona

I had some of my own handwriting in front of me so I was comparing a little as I read. Too bad I didn't write in cursive. No loops. I think the most important thing I am taking away from this is that if I have bad news to deliver to someone, I should first ask them to write something for me. If they apply a great deal of pressure, I will save the news for later.

This was fun to read. I voted up and as awesome, interesting, and useful.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading Audrey Baker. Your comment made me chuckle. I would save the news for later too! :)


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pinkhawk 3 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

Such an interesting topic, I never thought of this before... thank you for sharing! ^_^


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks pinkhawk!


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jengracehodges 3 years ago from Southeastern United States

This is so cool!


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

Okay, I'm pretty sure I've been on the receiving end of a devil's elbow a few times in the past from a few ex-girlfriends. Thank God I ran the other way.....but it wasn't for those reasons. I really enjoyed this one and I'm excited to vote it up. Merry Christmas!


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pandula77 3 years ago from Norway

A wonderful hub! I really enjoyed reading it. Voted up!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks pandula77! I appreciate that.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Tammy, I must say that this was captivating. Adolf's signature was scary! I will keep this as a reference and analyze my own writing. Thanks for sharing!


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frozenink 3 years ago

Wow! Now no experts are needed in analysing handwriting. Thanks for sharing! Great hub. Voted up!


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carozy 3 years ago from San Francisco

I will have to bookmark this. Very interesting. I've heard that in France, employers look at your handwriting analysis also. I'll use this hub to analyze my own writing.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks frozenink! Good to see you. :)


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frozenink 3 years ago

I've been busy these days.. But I always like to stop by at your place. You really write good hubs!

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PoeticVine 3 years ago from North Carolina, United States

I've just read this Hub - I too find handwriting analysis fascinating. I find myself wanting to find a sheet of unlined paper to send you a sample! Maybe I could send you a scan of a handwritten poem -- I think it would be rather neat to see that analyzed. :)

I'm a left-handed writer, and so is my father. I'm able to write legibly from just about any angle -- even upside down. I can also write backwards if required, though it obviously takes more effort. Were I to practice it more regularly, it would probably become rather easy.

I was pleased by MsLizzy's comment because it taught me the name of a script heretofore unknown to me (the Spenserian script). I believe my mother learned the Palmer script as a child, and I was taught basic cursive... but neither she nor I adhere to our original teachings in our handwriting, though Mom's is rather more cursive than mine. I'm something of a mixed bag with those little 8-shaped "g's" and line-straight capital "I's". My writing has gotten smaller as I've gotten older -- but in reading your article, I think that makes sense, as I've become rather more introverted. I suppose I'm one of those "printives" (mixed print and cursive) overall.

It's sad in many ways that so many of us so seldom write by hand any more. I believe I will try to compose more frequently by hand -- after all, I'm one to get lost contemplating the pen section because I *must* have just the right pen -- I prefer a fine point, so I tend to shy away from ball-points of all sorts. My historic favorite has been a Pilot V5, fine. Black or blue if I'm writing compositions -- and I will write every other line if I can manage it to save space for revisions.

I'll stop this before it gets too long.... I'll just say "thank you" for a great Hub!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for your wonderful comment PoeticVine. Every time I wrtie by hand nowadays, it gives me hand cramps. LOL.. Electronic mail saves a lot of time, ink, and hand power. I love a fine point pen also. I write so much neater with one. :)


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mbyL 3 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

This was a reeaally great hub and you explained it reeaally good I must say! I will save this link in a file, because I surely want to return to this! And now you made me interested in the analysis of my own handwriting ;). It's kind of interesting what will come out hehe, because as a man I write quite "clearly" and "regularly" and sometimes my classmates tell me I got a female handwriting where in fact, I simply write more nicely than they do!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting mbyL. I am glad you enjoyed it. I have seen so many men who have beautiful handwriting. I would guess you are an excellent communicator. :)


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mbyL 3 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

Just a question for you Tammy: The part "Expressive or Large Lower Loops" you wrote something about the uniqueness of loops in the letters y and g right? It isn't clear for me when the loop is unique... the loop in my g goes through "the circle" of the g. But the loop isn't especially big. Is this considered to be "unique". Sorry for this probably dumb question, but your hub made me really interested!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi mbyL. Sometimes people will embellish a loop, make it fat or extra fancy with a twist. Some people can will make a large Y and put a smiley face in the loop. That is what I would consider to be a unique loop. Hope that helps!


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mbyL 3 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

Ah okay thanks for your answer! Yeah, this helped me ;) hmm I know a girl who does exactly such loops you just described! :p


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joe-christmas 3 years ago from Turkey, Istanbul

very helpful tammy .. thank you. voted up


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healthyfitness 3 years ago

What a helpful article, very cool. I have very sloppy handwriting, should I become a doctor? :)


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi healthyfitness! It depends. If your writing is small you should be a doctor. If it is larger and messy, you'd probably be a good politician. :) Thanks for visiting!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Very interesting, but what about those with different handwriting styles?


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sriramapriya 3 years ago from India

Hi.. This is Paru... very useful and interesting hub.... I too use left hand to write from my childhood and now also........


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

I've just pinned this hub to my new Pinterest board on "Interesting and fun subjects." Hope that's OK.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Au Fait! Pin away!


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Anderson Sonnen 3 years ago from new york, new york

Interesting, but I learned handwriting analysis is a lot of hogwash and can't ever be used as a reliable personality assessment tool.


Abbey 3 years ago

what does pointed ,a bit higher stem of lowercase letter "a" mean in a handwriting??I'm having this unknown trait in my writing recently and I'm really curious to know 'bout it.Any help??


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Abbey. Is this a trait that is visible in the overall writing or just the A? Sharp pointed letters indicate a person that may be guarded about being judged for what they are writing. You may be feeling defensive towards the person who will be reading what you are writing whether it is personal or a critical boss. Interesting!


Lili 2 years ago

Beautiful and knowledgeable article, thank you!

I know someone who writes the letter Y backwards, literally. Like mirror letter. What does it say about him?


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tammyswallow 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Lili,

If someone writes the letter Y backwards, they may be very offbeat, dress eccentrically, and have issues with their sexual orientation. Let me know if that sounds familiar. Thanks for visiting.


Savannah 2 years ago

Hi. Because tolerance is important and we humans tend to cling to belief systems, I will not say very much about the rest of the article, but I feel compelled to point out that the "warning signs" (quote marks are to completely disclaim any involvement or belief) are biased and hurtful. Many people add additional exclamation points not because they are angry and resentful – a frankly ridiculous proposition – but because they are excited or wish to convey excitement, while the tactic of combining one or more question marks with exclamation points is well-known to indicate excited or incredulous questions as well as the occasional angry demand. The idea that someone would leave secret signs of being possessed by a devil in eir writing is nonsensical and smacks of conspiracy theories and fanatical cults.

As for the "Felon's Claw:" how dare you? How dare you make these horrible and deeply personal assumptions – no, judgments – about a person based on something so trivial as eir writing? To say to someone, as if you know em and eir situation, that ey was abused and wants to hurt emself, reeks of the kind of ignorant, slapdash taunting a bully might use to attack someone perceived as "different" and could be considered outright libel or slander toward that person's childhood caretakers, and to attempt to justify it as a "science" is completely beyond the pale.

Furthermore, this can cause very real damage if it's believed in and used, as you claim at the beginning of the article, by employers or psychologists; this biased judgment of a person, with no real basis, can easily become the foundation for a pattern of discrimination, lose that person the chance at a job ey may well be perfectly suited for, may in fact even need for economic stability, and can, besides doing harm to the doctor/patient relationship, set back therapy or analysis with the incorrect conclusions it fosters.

Graphology may make an enjoyable party game, but it provides no real insight, and to treat it anything more than an amusement, particularly when insulting and damaging assumptions such as the ones set forth here are encouraged, is irresponsible in the extreme.

(Coda: making correct graphology-based "predictions" about friends, family, or coworkers may seem to indicate a greater level of veracity than I have suggested, but in fact it's far more likely that someone's "predictions" would be influenced by what ey already know of the person whose handwriting is under scrutiny.)


DeepEyes 2 years ago

Your handwriting analysis article is just what I was looking for. I am an artist. I work in clay. Mostly Anasazi Indian (Magical) Art from Southwestern Colorado. I meet a lot of people that tell me my work is great! (redrockcarvings) but I wanted something that helped me see their motivations. They are usually trying to sell me on doing what I do differently. I don't listen. I believe in myself. I do things my way. I'm not rich but I am my own man! But, now, with your article I can look deeper into the people. Now, how do I get them to write " A quick brown fox jumped over a lazy poodle"?)....Smiles


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tammyswallow 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you so much Deep Eyes. It is a pleasure to meet you here on Hubpages. I hope you find the insight you are looking for. :)


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DzyMsLizzy 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

P.S. Just stopped back by this article after seeing it commented upon in my feed.

I recall also reading somewhere back when I played with this, that a more "accurate" analysis would be done from a random already-written sample of the person's writing, and not a piece specifically written for the analysis. In other words, if they are aware they are writing for analysis, they will write more carefully, and it will not reflect their normal style. ;-)


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

My handwriting is awful so this is kind of not the article I was expecting but a great read nonetheless.


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tammyswallow 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much joedolphins88!


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Austinstar 2 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I could have sworn I was following you! I checked and I wasn't, so I did!


deasi saragih 23 months ago

Really love ur writing


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old albion 21 months ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi tammy. A really first class hub so full of interest. You also managed to involve some well known hubbers as well, congratulations on a first class job. As a left hander I can say that my handwriting is not neat and flowing. The reason for this is that like all other left handers we push the pen rather than pull the the pen. I really does make a difference.

voted up.

Graham.


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grand old lady 4 months ago from Philippines

very interesting. But what did Hitler's writing mean?

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