Cold hands,warm heart.’So goes the saying. But experts on handwriting say they can tell much more about you by looking at a letter you have written,than by holding your hand.Did I hear you ask how?Find out below.
When we start school,all of us are probably taught to write the same way at first,but as we grow older each of us is likely to develop a more personal style.Experts use differences between one person’s handwriting and another’s to describe their personalities.
Some of the features that interest them most are the way we write our capital letters;the way we write our capital letters;the way we cross the letter t;whether the letters are rounded or pointed;whether our writing slopes to the right or left,or is simply upright;and the length and shape of the tops of letters such as k and t,and the tails of letters such as g and y.
The weight you put on the paper is also important.Someone who presses heavily(that would be me) could well be a powerful,active person.
All of us have to use the personal pronoun,I,a lot.The bigger your I,the more you believe in yourself.Other large capitals also show you are self-confident and independent,but only if they are simple in shape.If your capitals are very decorative,it’s probable that you are rather vain and enjoy showing off!
If you cross your letter t with a long bar,this points to a keen,hard worker.Some people,who simply write the bar above the stroke,should be highly imaginative,although they may be mere dreamers.A wavy t-bar often indicates a person with a real sense of fun.People whose bars are near the bottom of the strokes don’t take risks.
A student whose writing is pointed and angular ought to be observant and have an inquiring mind.Perhaps,one of tomorrow’s scientists,if well-nurtured(teachers,take note).Rounded letters,on the other hand,suggest someone who is probably easier to get along with.
Writing which slopes to the right belongs to a person who is warm,loving,eager,impatient,talkative,easily excited.Left-sloping writing is the opposite of this,the writing of someone who is shy,sensitive,cool,and maybe difficult to agree with.Well-balanced people,those who are careful and cautious,neither too ambitious nor too shy ,prefer to write upright(I write upright).Your writing keeps on changing direction,sometimes sloping to the left and sometimes to the right?But never upright.You simply don’t know your own mind,do you?
People who write letters like b and d with large tops(me again) have big ideas and dreams.They are likely to be full of plans for the future.People who finish letters like g and y with long,curly tails(I am definitely one of such people) are likely to have strong feelings.(Hmmmm,no wonder,I am emotional.My gs and ys have something in common with the tail of a squirrel).
People who have eligible and neat writing could be perfectionists.
What the experts say about our handwriting can be put to practical use.For example,when employers advertise jobs,they sometimes ask applicants to reply in their own handwriting.They hope they will be able to guess something about each applicant’s character before inviting them for interviews.Little wonder,even in this day of technological advancement in the form of computers,printers and photocopiers,some companies still insist on hand written application letters.
Handwriting experts are also asked to appear in court sometimes.They aren’t simply asked to describe someone’s handwriting,but may also be asked to give evidence that a certain person wrote a certain document,such as a letter.It’s amazing how our writing can give us away.
Written By Lovina Osaigbovo