Analyzing one’s handwriting isn’t some new-age hippy fad, as some may think. In fact, graphology, the study of handwriting, has been around for a millennia!
Today, it’s used for numerous purposes, from criminal investigations (such as the handwriting matches you may have seen on CSI), understanding one’s health (as in learning the progression of Alzheimer’s disease), and for matching the compatibility of a job applicant.
While graphology requires training, there are a few little telltale signs that you can glean easily from one’s handwriting based on the writing’s size, slant, and the way each letter is constructed.
According to graphologist Kathi McKnight:
“Just from analyzing your handwriting, experts can find over 5,000 personality traits.”
Below are some of her basic tips for analyzing handwriting. Remember, these might not apply to everyone, as they are not absolute. After all, some of us have been trained to write a certain way, and have gotten used to it over the years. Still, graphology is a fun way to learn more about yourself and others through writing.
To get the best set of samples, use the sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” as this contains all the letters of the alphabet.
How big is your handwriting?
Does your handwriting slant to the left or to the right?
How much pressure do you use when you write?
How do you loop letters like l, d, b, and t?
And how do you loop letters like g, j, and y?
How close together are your letters?
Do you dot your i’s with dots or circles?
How high is the cross on your t’s?
How do you manage line spacing?
So what does your handwriting say about you? Do the results above reflect your personality? Let us know in the comment section below!
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Open your eyes and take a look into some religious practices that you might usually find strange.
If you step outside of your own religion for a moment to take a look at other religions, you might find that their practices can be a bit strange. But hey, your own religion's practices might be strange to them, too!
If looked at objectively, all religions have their own set of practices that other people might find odd or unnecessary. Whether it's the image being worshiped, traditional religious clothing, lifestyle practices, and even medical practices.
Today, we're looking at religious practices that those who don't share the same religion might find odd.
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When you think of millennials, what do you picture? Do you imagine someone in their 20's browsing through Facebook on their iPhone while sipping a spiced latte at Starbucks?
That image might be right in some parts of the globe, and in a way, it perpetuates the stereotype of millennials being entitled and lazy. But when you think about it, millennials get lumped into the same category, when all they really have in common is their age.
In reality, millennials come in all shapes and sizes, with vastly different interests and lifestyles, depending on where they are.
25 Stunningly Relaxing Arrangements by Visual Artist Adam Hillman
Feast your eyes on these aesthetically pleasing artworks made with random household objects.
Imagine being tired from a day of work and your rush hour commute. Everything you see around you is chaos - the urban jungle, and the misery of people just wanting to walk faster so they can get home sooner. With this as a daily part of your day, you'd definitely want some respite to come home to, something you can look forward to and know for sure that it will relax your mind and calm your senses.
Enter visual artist Adam Hillman, who is obsessed with aesthetics that he creates them from random objects just so he can share them with the world.
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