Handwriting analysis, more formally called graphology, used to be one of my favorite hobbies. When I was working I had plenty of people around that were interested in having their handwriting “read”.
The size of the writing, the slant, the way you form certain letters, the pressure that you use when you write…all these tell something about your personality. Other characteristics are the way you cross you t’s, dot your i’s, how you make your loops and what type of stroke you use to end a word. Do the letters of a word get smaller as you’re writing? Do your margins change? Are your a’s and o’s completely closed; or is there an opening at the top?
Many people have said that there is no substance to the art of graphology; but I beg to differ. I never had one person say, “This is wrong”.
I always did my analysis for free because it was a hobby for me; and I enjoyed it. I always made sure to ask the people if they wanted to hear the good with the bad. They always said “yes”. When given my full report, the people were sometimes angry about the bad aspects of their personality that were revealed; but they did not deny them. I even analyzed my own handwriting and was amazed when it was right on the money!
Cursive handwriting is gradually being removed from required subjects in various schools. That’s sad in many ways…and it definitely puts the graphologist out of work!
Thank you for stopping by and letting me share one of my interests with you.
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Have you ever had your handwriting analyzed?
Very interesting. My handwriting is very ugly, but I would love to know about it.
I do find the idea of handwriting analysis fascinating and fun.
I would love to heard about mine, I do still write letter and contracts. I pinned this on the blog posts board.
Good to see you here! If you don’t mind exchanging addresses, I will do yours. I will need to give you instructions though.
You have a very interesting hobby. I haven’t analyzed my manuscript yet, but I’d like to.
I have never had my handwriting analyzed by someone, I used to be very interested in this when I was in high school. Some how the interest faded away.
What an interesting hobby to have. I miss writing in cursive.
Never analyzed by my hand writing is perfect
I used to read handwritings of my officemates. It was just for fun but they said I accurately describe them.
My handwriting is beautiful and legible. For this I am grateful to my primary school teacher at school.
Cursive writing will soon be a thing of the past and it is indeed a sad thing.
I agree someone’s handwriting can give a clue about the person’s personality or traits. As a teacher, I try to encourage my students to write eligibly not like a startled chicken.
I started out life as a 2nd-grade teacher. My handwriting was pristine. Then I moved to software architecture. My handwriting when downhill fast.
Now my wife says my signature looks more like the Loch Ness monster than a signature.
I agree. I am always thinking faster than I can write; so my handwriting looks like scribbling. It was always my worst subject in school!
I hated handwriting in school for many reasons!
cryptozoology signature analysis?
What are you saying? Do I do that? Please explain.
cryptozoology is the study of beasts from folklore, myths and urban legends. in this case, the Loch Ness Monster…
lol I believe in the Loch Ness Monster. I want to go to Scotland, sit by the Loch, eat a Nessie Burger, buy some souvenirs and watch for Nessie. 🙂