March 22, 2010
I have always been interested in the uniqueness of handwriting. Just like a laugh or sneeze, I think it subconsciously tells a lot about the person.
Just before Christmas or my birthday when cards are arriving in the mail, I know before I look at the return address the distinct handwriting of some of my friends.
Whether it’s writing in all caps, very tiny, a lot of loopy, float off the page letters or written in a steady, heavy hand, all of these things are indications of our personalities.
Inspired by Lora, she posted the following game.
Write these down on a piece of paper.
1) Your name/blog name.
2) Right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous?
3) Favorite letters to write.
4) Least favorite letters to write.
5) Write “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
6) Write the following words in capital letters:
7) Write your favorite song lyric.
8) Tag people!
9) Any special note or picture.
Here is what mine looks like.
According to what I've found online, based on my handwriting:
- I like to be with people but value my own time. (Yes!)
- Creative, artistic abilities (Does blogging count?)
- Attention to detail and emphathic
- I'm personally safe.
- I live in the past. (Not sure about this one.)
- Laid back, go with the flow (I think because I'm a pisces.)
- Idealistic, romantic, creative (I always add the flower behind deb)
- Tend to be optimistic, hopeful, honest, ambitous and motivated
- My signature says I show integrity, confidence, leadership and open to my true self
The briefest summary of things I found was from Sylvia Friedman, a certified Handwriting Analyst.
Handwriting analysts look at a number of things:
Size: Small handwriting- research-oriented, good concentration, methodical, not always social Large handwriting- people oriented, outgoing, outspoken, love to entertain and interlock Right in the middle- you like to be with people, but value your own time
Spacing: Good deal of space- you need your freedom, to do things in your own time, don’t like to be overwhelmed or crowed. Very little space- it shows a tremendous about of irritability and constant pressure on yourself
How Letters are Shaped: Rounded letters- indicates creativity, artistic abilities (writing, painting, acting, etc.) Pointed letters- shows you are more aggressive, intense, very intelligent, curious Connected letters- you are logical, systematic, make decisions carefully
Looping: Loopy handwriting- very social individual, huge imagination, sensitive to criticism Not loopy- more isolated, reclusive, within themselves
Dotting your I's: Right over the I- attention to detail, organization, emphatic in what you say or do High over the I- shows great imagination To the left- procrastinator Circle your I’s- visionary, child like Slashing it- overly self-critical, don’t have a lot of patience for inadequacy or people that don’t learn from their mistakes, irritation
Crossing your T's: Right in the middle- you are personally safe Short crosses- shows a lack of determination Long crosses- great determination and enthusiasm, can be stubborn Very top of T- you’re an idealist, ambition, good self-esteem Cross downward at the top- you dominate your environment, authoritative nature
O’s Open- you are talkative, social, able to express your feelings, have little secrecy Closed- you are very personal, limited sharing of your personal feelings, introvert
Lead In's or Excess Flourishes: Lead in’s (or excess flourishes) - shows family orientation is important to you lack of lead in’s (or excess flourishes)- you tackle problems in a direct, practical way, unhampered by sentimentality
Margins: Writing all over the page- you can’t relax, constantly thinking Left hand margin- you live in the past Right hand margin- you are always looking towards the future
Pressure: Tremendous pressure- very intense, may have some evil qualities, aggressive, blow up easily Average or light pressure- laid back, go with the flow DOODLES Boxes- you need structure, stability and order Flowers- idealistic, romantic, creative Triangles- perfectionist, structured, people that feel stuck- don’t risk easily Circles- dreamer, creative, takes thinks personally, visionary Smiley faces- illusionary, wanting life to be beautiful, optimistic Color inside the box or shape- you are very intense, serious, worrier, can suggest sign of temper because of tension or frustration
Punctuation Marks: Lots of exclamation marks- ego is involved, you want to be understood, passionate
Slant: If you write upward- you tend to be optimist, hopeful, honest, ambitious, motivated If you write downward- you tend to be negative, slightly depressed, dishonest
Speed: If you write things quickly- you are impatient, dislike delays or time wasters If you write slowly- more organized, more methodical, more self reliant
Signature: (this is your public self image!) Legible- shows integrity, confidence, leadership, open to show your true self Not legible- very private person, hard to read or understand.
If you do a similar post, please let me know so I can view your handwriting. It feels more personal than sharing family pictures in a way.
You can learn more about me here.