What My Handwriting Says About Me

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.

Deb's sample handwriting

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
What does your handwriting say about you? Here is a concise summary of how to analyze it.

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.


8 Comment:

Cathy March 22, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

This fascinates me too! I'll have to do it this week! Your writing is very nice, easy to read. I always write in all caps. I notice I write differently depending on my mood.

Lora March 22, 2010 at 5:10 PM  

thanks for the info! I'll have to analyze myself!

Vodka Logic March 22, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

Very cool but I always thought they wanted cursive for analysis

Twenty Four At Heart March 23, 2010 at 1:25 AM  

OK, now I'm going to have to try this!

Sarah April 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

That was really interesting and fun. Thanks for sharing!

I have a linky party going on where you can enter a post about anything you want to share with others. I would love it if you entered this one!

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