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Reading your handwriting

Posted in Language by Katharine on April 8, 2009

Today I was in the bookstore, and one book caught my attention right away: “Sex, Lies, and Handwriting”. It is a book about graphology, knowing someone’s personality through analyzing his own handwriting. It is not easy to come across a book like this. Of course, I bought it and having lots of fun with it.

It’s very interesting that reading handwriting is like a combination of art and psychology. Through recognizing the form, the loop , the stroke, the direction and tons of other character in a letter, you get to understand a bit of the person who wrote it.

Michelle Dresbold, the author, says that handwriting comes from your brain instead of your hand. In you have an injury on your hand and you can’t write with your hand anymore, you would start to write with a pen in your mouth or with your toes. Eventually, you’ll produce an almost similar handwriting as writing with your hand. However, if you have a brain injury, you’d lose much of your writing ability. “It’s your brain- not your hand, foot or mouth- that decides the size, shape and slant of your handwriting. Handwriting is really ‘brainwriting’, and the marks you place on the paper are your ‘brain print’.”

There are some very fundamental idea about understanding handwriting, such as those who always form a sharp triangle in ‘g’, ‘j’, ‘y’ instead of a loop, are most likely aggressive, competitive and driven. Those who write with a large and inflated loops in ‘g’, ‘j’, ‘y’ tells you that the writer has an oversize need for material, physical or sexual gratification. If your loops has a slit, it probably means that you should consult with a urologist.

The direction of the line pointing upward is a sign of a happier and more positive writer, and pointing downward shows a sad depressed writer. It’s also interesting that just the letter ‘I’ can tells a lot, as it’s the word that signifies the self. It shows how you feel about yourself.

Anyway, I just have this obsession about handwriting analysis. It’s just something so unique and true to a person. Also in the time when most of the stuff is typed, handwriting just seems more valuable. I totally believe in handwriting analysis rather than knowing your personality through your birth date.

Gosh I really love non-fiction.


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  1. Vishwas Heathcliff said, on January 26, 2010 at 1:23 am

    The book mentioned in this write-up is an amazing book. It gives a new insight into graphology. It’s a must-read.

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