What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?
Cursive handwriting on the way out?
I have read several places and heard people talking about the possibility of schools skipping over the teaching of cursive in school. Their thought is that people have computers and most people type homework, professional work, correspondence, etc., so cursive is not necessary. However I think there will always be a place for handwriting.
Sign your name
It seems simplistic to have people start printing their names instead of signing in cursive. Not going to happen. In China, many people have a special block made of their name so they can stamp-print it on things like letters and checks. Is that what we are coming to? Can you see people pulling out a block to stamp a signature at the bottom of a check? Or are checks on the way out too?
Criminal analysts and Graphologists will have to analyze something else if writing is a thing of the past. For now they can tell many things about people from their handwriting.
Many still look at graphology as a pseudoscience and for really relevant today but Graphologists claim that your handwriting can reveal clues to your personality. Here are just a few of the more typical meanings of handwriting analysis.
Small handwriting is related to being studious, shy, meticulous and concentrated.
Large handwriting is connected to being an outgoing, attention-loving person.
Average handwriting is linked with being well-adjusted and adaptable.
Wide spacing between words means you enjoy your freedom. It also means that you don't typically enjoy large crowds and you don't like to be overwhelmed.
Do you place any stock in handwriting analysis?
Narrow spacing between words means that you can't stand to be alone and you tend to crowd people.
Pen and Paper
Having rounded letters is typically related with being artistic or creative.
Having pointed letters can mean that you are intense, intelligent, curious and aggressive.
General handwriting text cues
Generally if you write small with small looping letters, you are an introvert, preferring to keep to yourself. The smaller loops show that you are unpretentious and down to earth. If your writing is small but your signature is large and sweeping, you may be pretending to be unpretentious but really you are extroverted and confident.
If your handwriting is large with large spaces between the words, you like the out of doors and prefer elbowroom. You don’t like to be cooped up or held back. You show extrovert tendencies.
My mother writes small but has large looping and sweeping letters. She is an introvert preferring to be at home reading a book or doing her knitting. However she is a very strong confident woman with definite opinions on many subjects. Her loops show that. Not that she is pretentious; she really is a confident person and strong willed. It is interesting that her handwriting shows all that.
I write small and usually have small spaces between words; I’m an introvert, loving home and hearth. Don’t bother me; I’m a happy clam in my shell. However, if I’m in a hurry I can get rather sloppy with my dotting ‘I’s and ‘t’s; my handwriting tends to get larger and doesn’t always fall on the line but floats above or even below the line. This really indicates disorganization on my part. I tend to be a sloppy mess, unwilling to be more tidy because it is too much work. I hate that my handwriting gives me away like that. I’m working on it.
People who write with connected letters are associated with being logical and systematic.
Crossing the very top of the 'T' generally means that you have good self-esteem, are optimistic and ambitious.
Crossing the T
Crossing the middle of the 't' generally means that you are confident and comfortable in your own skin.
Long ‘t’ crosses generally indicate you are very purposeful and enthusiastic, even stubborn and find it hard to let things go.
Short ‘t’ crosses show a lazy, irresolute tendency, even a lack of determinations at times.
Leaving open letters (like not closing an 'O') typically means that you are expressive, social and talkative.
Writing a closed letter 'O' usually means that you are a private person and an introvert, even secretive.
Dotting your 'i'
If the dot on your 'i' lands high above the letter, you are considered to be imaginative.
If your dot lands to the left of the letter 'i,' then you might be a procrastinator.
Dotted 'i' to the left
If the dot is perfectly over the 'i,' you are considered to be detail-oriented, empathetic and organized.
If the dot of your 'i' has a circle, then you are considered to be a visionary or 'child-like.
Missing the dots of ‘i’ or ‘j’ indicates a carelessness in life.
If the dot looks more like a slash, then you might be overly self-critical.
An unstable baseline indicates unstable emotions. High highs and low lows.
A vertical slant indicates a desire to control emotions. Slant that changes indicates that control of emotions is tenuous.
Print with cursive writing shows an individualistic style; not influenced by society’s norms.
Cut off end strokes
Cut off end strokes shows a selfish personality. Not very giving.
No slant usually means you are typically logical and practical, not letting your emotions get the best of you.
Slant to right
Slant to the right indicates you are open to new situations and meeting new people.
Slant to left
Slant to the left shows you are reserved and keep to yourself, preferring to be anonymous. Right-handed people with a left slant usually indicates rebellion.
Slant in several directions may indicate a lack of resolve and grasp on reality, even a schizophrenia.
Narrow “l” loops indicate a tense, restrictive personality.
Wide “l” loops show a more relaxed and spontaneous personality, with self-assurance.
Wide 'l' loop
Narrow “e” loops tend to indicate a skeptical person, suspicious and not swayed by others emotions.
See Kenneth above.
Wide “e” loops indicate you tend to be more open-minded and embrace new things and new experiences.
Hard to Read
Hard to Read Signature
If your signature is hard to read, it may indicate you are very private and hard to get to know or understand.
Heavy pressure shows high levels of energy and confidence.
Light pressure indicates lack of energy or tiredness.
Did any of these ring true with you?
I know that journaling can be done on a computer but there is something very therapeutic about writing out your thoughts in long hand. It will still be necessary as far as I can see.
Also something that has been talked about as a thing of the past is letter writing and card sending. But I still love getting actual mail and sending actual cards to actual people. If cards and letters ever really go the way of the dodo, it will be a sad day, to be sure.
I know I can type notes and lists on my computer, but I still like to have a small notebook in my purse to write notes to myself and grocery lists. I got an app for my phone that is supposed to help me make grocery lists, but my fingers seem too big for the letters, and if you don’t type it right, the app won’t recognize the product you are trying to remember to buy. If I write it wrong in my notebook, I can usually still make out what I meant to write. Sometimes spell check isn’t all that helpful. If you know what I mean.
I should have known. It was all over his signature. If only I had known then what I know now. My first husband was a mean brute who beat me for four years, two months and 28 days till I grabbed my baby girls and ran away. He hit me with his fist, kicked me with his steel-toed boots, whipped me with his belt, electrical cords, or anything nearby.
To this day his signature shows how sharp and unfeeling he is. He writes small but uses large loops with points at the top and bottom instead of sweeping motions. Then he underlines his name with a long straight line ending with a sharp zigzag at the end and punctuated that underline with two sharp stabbing dots. The stabs should have told me all I needed to know about him right then and there!
Perhaps before dating again you should check out your date’s signature. You may find all you need to know in the handwriting!