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What Your Handwriting Says About Your Personality


Graphology is based on the study of handwriting. Graphology is a type of social science whose goal is to uncover psychological information about the author of a text by studying their writings. This infographic suggests that over 5,000 character traits are embedded in every writer’s writing, and that the right analytic approach can uncover these secret personality traits. Graphology is even used in medicine to discover diseases.

What is Assessed

The first item of your handwriting that is assessed is the size of script. This suggests how outgoing a person is. Second comes spacing, which the infographic proposes is a matter of how much social space a person needs.

Following this section are two columns side by side: one for slanting and one for letter shape. According to the infographic slanted lines means that you are practical, with left-leaning slant representing seclusion while right-leaning slant represents openness. As for shape, rounded letters suggest artistic talent, connected letters are the sign of the logic driven mind, and pointed letters represent a variety of traits not playing off of any particular theme.

Even loops have intrinsic meaning according to the infographic. The meanings of loops are different between ‘e’s and ‘l’s and between narrow and wide loops. For ‘l’s, a narrow loop represents self-restriction while a wide loop represents skill in expression. As for ‘e’s, narrow loops represent skepticism, where wide loops represent an open mind.

Considering the above, it may come as little surprise that dotting the eyes is an important telling sign for personality traits as well. A high dot represents imagination. An off-center dot represents procrastination. A perfect dot is a sign of organization, and a circled dot is a sign of vision, but can also be a sign of childishness. Slashes mean your critical of yourself and others.

These are just some basic examples. ‘T’ crossing matters considerably in writing, but there are almost too many characteristics to mention. Everything seems to matter, from the differences between your free hand and your signature, to the speed at which you write and the pressure you apply on the paper. The infographic has a number of useful tidbits, such as how to tell if a writer is lying from their writing. There is also a section at the end that discusses what your writing can tell you about your health, allowing you to use writing as a symptom of diseases from high blood pressure to schizophrenia.

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