What your handwriting reveals about you

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Graphology, a study that dates back to Aristotle’s time, is a discipline that analyzes handwriting for personality characteristics. It’s now used for everything from police cases to further knowing your wellbeing. Handwriting research is also used by some managers to test new workers for compatibility.

According to research conducted by the National Pen Company in the United States, the way you space letters, sign your name, and even link the letters ‘o’ and’s’ to other letters in a word will reveal information about 5,000 distinct personality traits.

It can also be used to detect possible health issues such as schizophrenia, high blood pressure, and how much energy you have.

Size, slant, pressure, and spacing are the four main areas of emphasis. Personality characteristics can be calculated by studying each of them. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg; according to Kathy McKnight, an expert Graphologist, over 5,000 personality characteristics can be deduced from a person’s handwriting alone.

Size

 Large

This may be a sign that you’re an extrovert. You love being in the company of others. You love social events like parties and engaging with others.

Small

This may be a sign that you’re an introvert. Your strength points are being highly concentrated and possessing high levels of concentration. When working on a creative project, such as creating a website, you should concentrate on the task at hand and disregard external pressures. When you’re learning, you can focus so much that when you want to communicate with others, they may believe you’re avoiding them.

Slant

Slant to the right

You are ruled by your emotions. You’re a nostalgic person. You have a tendency to act rashly. You cling to your friends and family. You find yourself sharing your emotions in ways that some can find amusing. Alternatively, you can decide on the spur of the moment to get in your car and see where the path takes you. Objects given to you as presents by friends may have a special place in your home. You hold them in the highest regard.

No slant

You’re a very practical and rational person. You should not want your feelings to influence your decision-making. If a friend calls on the spur of the moment and says you’re going on an adventure, your rational mind sets in and you weigh the pros and cons of leaving what you’re doing. You may also like to know your exact destination.

Left Slant

Since you are shy, you like to deal with things rather than humans. You’re doing some self-reflection. You might get lost in a drawing or some other project that requires you to deal with things.

Pressure

A lot of pressure

Your feelings are intense. You have empathy. You have a strong sense of what is going on around you. This could indicate that you are a fast responder who allows your emotions to take over.

For example, whether you are out in a bar and see someone in trouble or getting threatened, you will act automatically when your emotions take over, regardless of whether or not there is an actual threat.

Light Intensity

You are unconcerned. You go from one location to the next. You’re a wanderer, aren’t you? You don’t let your feelings exhaust you. You don’t mind if your flight is delayed. You accept the situation as it is and look for something new to occupy your time.

You don’t spend time and resources enquiring about and trying to figure out whether there’s a problem. You take things as they are and embrace them for what they are.

Spacing

There isn’t much space for things.

You don’t have a good sense of time control. You’re having trouble sticking to a schedule. You can also find yourself running late for appointments or over-scheduling your day. It’s really easy to lose track of time.

Consistent Spacing

You are punctual and mindful of the surroundings. You will be on time for a planned appointment and you realize that being late is unacceptable.

The first known public book was published in 1622, and graphology has been around for centuries. However, the term was only invented in the 1870s by Frenchman Jean Michon. The most significant development in the discipline is due to the rise of psychology as a specialty at the turn of the century. It wasn’t until the nineteenth century that it really took off.

It may come as a surprise (or not) to learn that Graphology is now used for a number of purposes, including:

To improve the teacher-student interaction and classroom experience in educational institutions.


In addition to standard interviews, multinational organizations are constantly supplementing them with handwriting research to ensure they hire the right applicant.

Using handwritten letters to locate criminals in police cases.
Growing one’s awareness of one’s own wellbeing.

For example, it has been discovered that a loss in a person’s ability to write (as seen by shaky lettering or an unreadable signature) indicates a rise in Alzheimer’s disease.


There are truly a wide range of implementations of this interesting branch of study.

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