Handwriting Analyses and Uses

What your Hand Writing Reveals About You?

handwriting analyses

handwriting analyses

Do you often feel like going back to your school days and analyze handwriting? I am sure we all have that nostalgia to go back to our school days. Childhood memories are indeed great memories to recall. “Handwriting” is one such word which immediately makes you ponder back over to your school days. As a kid, you must have surely experienced your teacher and parents emphasizing on your handwriting to ensure that it is neat, clean and clear crisp, right? We used to have those handwriting competitions, cursive writing workbooks, etc. I remember winning a badge for my handwriting and how proud I felt.

Today in this article I shall like to give you an insight into some interesting facts about handwriting and personality than just merely associating handwriting with your school days. This process of analyzing personality through your craft of writing is known as Graphology. It can also be simply called as forensic handwriting analysis.

What Is Handwriting Analysis?

Everyone is different in their own way, having a unique personality. Similarly, a person’s handwriting is as unique as their personality. Handwriting Analysis is the study of the relationship between handwriting and personality.  It can reveal different traits of your personality such as your character, emotions, creativity, intellect, adaptability, adjustment, fears, weaknesses and strengths, etc.

Elaine Quigley, a leading graphologist, psychologist and past chairman of the British Institute of Graphologists, describes handwriting analysis as ‘brainwriting’. This means the handwriting comes directly from the writer in a personal, unique and individualistic way, irrespective of how a person has been taught to write.

Your thoughts and feelings have an immediate impact in the formation of your handwriting. You too must have sometimes observed  how different your writing samples appear to be when you write in different mood conditions like when you are angry, happy, tired or sick. You will observe a noticeable difference in your pen stroke usage although your basic handwriting style remains the same.

Uses Of Handwriting Analysis

  1. Understand: It helps you to understand yourself and learn handwriting analysis.
  2. Judgement: It is not easy to judge a person. Sometimes you must have known the person for several years but still you may not be able to tell about him/her accurately. What might take weeks, months or years to know about someone, you can accomplish it through handwriting analysis spontaneously and accurately.
  3. In Organizations: Lately, handwriting analysis is being increasingly used in many organizations for processes of recruitment, selection, team building, etc. since it is a reliable indicator of personality.
  4. Ailments: Sometimes it is also used to determine physical or mental ailments and drug or alcohol usage.

So, are you interested in knowing what your hand writing reveals about you?

Let’s check out how you can analyse your handwriting and become writing expert.

Graphology uses at least 300 different handwriting features to find out an individual’s personality through handwriting analysis. It requires a handwriting expert skill to understand the blend of handwriting features. Of course, no single handwriting sample will have all 300 features.

In this article, I will explain you some of the very basic and essential ones required to analyse a handwriting sample.

How To Analyse Handwriting

#1. Size Off Letters

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Large size handwriting can mean your outgoing and extrovert. It shows your confidence and that you like fame and socializing with people.

Average size handwriting can indicate you are a thinker, an academic, depending upon other features in the script.

Small and delicate writing indicates you are shy and introspective but at the same time you can focus and concentrate easily to become handwriting specialist.

#2. Slant Of Strokes

Right: If your handwriting slants to the right, it says you are open to new experiences and enjoy meeting new people. You are assertive, confident but sometimes insensitive.

Upright: No slant indicates you are logical, practical and like to be independent.

Left: If it slants to the left, you like to keep to yourself and work in the background. At the same time if you are right handed and handwriting is slanting to the left, it could indicate your rebellious nature.

#3. Pressure Of Stroke

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Light: you are sensitive and empathetic towards others. You may lack vitality.

High pressure: You are good with commitment and takes things seriously. If the intensity of pressure increases then it may mean you react to situations quickly and take it as criticism. 

#4 Leaving The Margins

Left margin: If you write by leaving left margin: That means you live in the past and do not let go things easily.

All over: If you write all over this means, you can sit still or relaxed. Your mind is constantly engaged.

Right margin: You constantly worry about the future.

#5. Connection Of Letters (h4)

Connected letters mean you are logical and makes judgment based on your experience. Whereas disconnected letters mean you may be imaginative, and your judgments are based on your intuition.

#6. About The Loops

For letters like lower case l and e in cursive writing,

If your L is a closed loop then it implies you are restricting yourself in some way.

If it’s a full L: then it shows you are spontaneous, expressive and relaxed.

If your e is with a closed loop: You tend to be skeptical and are not affected by emotional arguments.

If it is a full loop e: You have an open mind and enjoy trying new things.

When it comes to the letter S. If its

Round: You are polite to people and seek compromise. You avoid confrontation.

Pointy: You are intellectual and like to study new things. The higher and pointier the peaks, the more ambitious you are.

Open at the bottom: You may not follow your heart. Think of being someone but end up with a different one.

Printed: You are versatile.

In case of letter O:

Open O: when you write in cursive writing open near the loop if u don’t close it and when it remains open, that means you are talkative, expressive and maintains little secrecy.

Closed full O: you prefer privacy that means do not reveal your personal feelings.

For lower case I:

If the point on the top of I is a hollow circle, it denotes you are childlike and visionary.

If it is very high over the letter (I) then, it means your imagination is good.

If you slash and do not put a dot or a circle, that means you don’t learn from your mistakes and that you are a self-critic.

If the point is right above the i that means you are organised, systematic and emphasize more on what you feel.

Hope now you know yourself better, right? You can now analyse and understand your friends and folks too in a more precise way without much difficulty.

So what did you get to know about yourself or your friend through handwriting analysis? Share with us in the comments below and look for online handwriting analysis.

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