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The Secrets of / in Handwriting Analysis

Updated on September 19, 2017
Do you know the secrets revealed by your handwriting?
Do you know the secrets revealed by your handwriting?

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.

Sources Used:

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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      NancyHernandez05 10 months ago

      This is fun. I'm thinking about using it for my classes as a warmup or a blog. Is there a phrase that you recomend they write for analysis or will there signature suffice?

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 23 months ago from Philippines

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

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      Graham Lee 3 years 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.


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      deasi saragih 3 years ago

      Really love ur writing

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      Lela 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

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

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      Tammy 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much joedolphins88!

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      Joe 3 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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      Liz Elias 4 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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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      DeepEyes 4 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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      Savannah 4 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.)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      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.

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      Lili 4 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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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      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!

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      Abbey 4 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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      Anderson Sonnen 4 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.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Au Fait! Pin away!

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      C E Clark 5 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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      sriramapriya 5 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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      shanmarie 5 years ago

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Rick Grimes 5 years ago

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

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      Malek Zarzour 5 years ago from Turkey, Istanbul

      very helpful tammy .. thank you. voted up

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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Leanna Stead 5 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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      frozenink 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks frozenink! Good to see you. :)

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      carozy 5 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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      frozenink 5 years ago

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

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      Michelle Liew 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks pandula77! I appreciate that.

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      Dr Pandula 5 years ago from Norway

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

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      Kas 5 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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      Jen Hodges 5 years ago from Southeastern United States

      This is so cool!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks pinkhawk!

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      pinkhawk 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Audrey Baker 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 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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      teresamg 5 years ago from Portugal

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Timir Blekko 5 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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      vespawoolf 5 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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      Stephanie Henkel 5 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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      Stacy Harris 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Jennifer Essary 5 years ago from Idaho

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

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Sharon Smith 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much joanveronica. I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Uzma Shaheen Bhatti 5 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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      Joan Veronica Robertson 5 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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      ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada


      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 know..the right impression of me!



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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Robin Grosswirth 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Rolly A Chabot 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      C E Clark 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 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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      Mere Individual 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Ria Trehan!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks justgrace1776. Many lefties are visiting. :)

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      RiaTrehan 5 years ago

      quite interesting hub ....vry insightful :)

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      justgrace1776 5 years ago

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      CarlySullens 5 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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      Natasha 5 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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      Ann-Christin 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 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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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much carter06!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      drbj and sherry 5 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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      Rolly A Chabot 5 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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      Mary 5 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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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 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 .. . 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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      Alastar Packer 5 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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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Julie DeNeen. I appreciate your visit.


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