What if my Handwriting changes all the time, can you still analyze it?

All of us have what is termed a “natural variation” that is differences or variations in our handwriting which are unique to each one of us.

For example –

  • Slant angles can vary considerably within a page of writings, however the maximum slant angle to the left and right will always be consistent with other writings you do
  • Letter form and style - some people have enormous variances in their choice of letter styles, e.g. they may have several different letter “t’s” within a single page of writing
  • Use of an upper case letter within lower case words is another example
  • Any variance from the copybook style taught in school is a variance unique to the writer

Does it matter if I print and do running writing?  Which do you prefer?  What if I only print?

Whether one prints or does running writing, the principles of handwriting analysis remain the same and the aspects sought by the Graphologist, e.g. spacing, pressure, form, etc. to name only a few remain unchanged.

Preferences for running/cursive writing since the connections between letters are a valuable source of information about the writer.
If you print and do cursive – a sample of both would be good.

If you only print and no longer know how to do cursive – An in depth analysis can still be provided from a sample of your writing

Does it matter what I write?

It is good to write as naturally as possible so not, i.e. not copying a piece of writing, but rather writing spontaneously.  Content is not important, but it is good to include all the letters one would use in communicating, including the personal pronoun “I”.

Do I need lined or unlined paper?

Lined paper is often used since it requires less discipline to stay between or on the lines, however unlined paper is often sought by the Graphologist since this clearly highlights the Writers level of discipline and other aspects involved in consistently writing in a straight line.

How much writing do you need?

The more writing provided – the better! I usually request an A4 page of writing. The minimum requirement would be a half an A4 page of writing, three signatures and ones name written out in full, i.e. name plus any 2nd, 3rd or more secondary names and surname.

What can you see about me from my handwriting?

How much can be determined is dependant on the sample of writing provided, since age, gender and nationality cannot be determined from writing it is up to you to include this.

Like a blue print of you, handwriting reveals strengths, weaknesses, aptitude, primary motivation and areas for self-improvement or counseling.  It is a complete personality profile and just as some people stand out in a crowd, so with handwritings – some stand out as different from others.

What if I have a really ugly and or illegible handwriting?

Then you are an interesting person, for various reasons – could be you are a lateral thinker, a non-conformist or have a variety of other interesting characteristics.

How do you analyze handwriting?

Briefly it is countless combinations of styles, forms, sizes, connections, pressure, slants, spacing between letters, words and lines and unique/ individual characteristics which differ from the copybook form of writing as taught in school.  Together all these indices tell the story of you – your choices, your personality, your style, your difficulties/frustrations as well as your true passion and driving force .

Can you analyze writing if it’s in a different language, e.g. Chinese,  Arabic, Japanese, etc.

Yes, the principles of analysis remain the same regardless of the language content.

Hebrew is written from left to right so the analysis of left and right margins would be opposite.  Languages consisting of different lettering forms can be analyzed using the aspects of analyses as discussed in question 8 .

What do you do if one is still too young to write?

A series of specific drawings are requested of children which assist in determining their level of development, their spatial judgement, attitudes to relationships and figures of authority, feelings of security/insecurity and other aspects relating to their age and their perception of the world around them.

What does Graphology mean?

Derived from the Greek words – Graphe – “writing” and Logos –“discourse”

How is Handwriting analyised?

The Graphologist begins by dividing the handwriting sample into three zones, i.e. upper, middle and lower zone and would assess these in terms of the writing model taught at school, along with the many other indices, which would be evident from the handwriting sample.  Individual characteristics are immediately apparent and handwriting differs from the school system taught in this regard.

No single indicator is therefore used to measure a personality trait.  Up to nine different indices are sought in establishing personality traits, e.g. individual’s level of integrity, intelligence or leadership qualities.

As a measured science, the indices for any one trait would need to correspond and not conflict with opposing traits, much the same as the systematic process one would use in doing a crossword puzzle.  For example - the Writing may appear initially to exhibit indices showing the trait of laziness and this could be determined by light pressure, incomplete, poorly formed letters, lack of attention to detail, etc. to name but a few.  A parallel study of the indices for ill health however would manifest all of the above.  It would be the last few indicators of the analysis that would establish whether the Writer was in fact ill or just lazy.  If ill the dropping down of letters at the end of words and the downward slope of base lines would all be present in the handwriting.