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What Does Your Handwriting Say About Your Personality?

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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?

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Does your handwriting slant to the left or to the right?

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How much pressure do you use when you write?

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How do you loop letters like l, d, b, and t?

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And how do you loop letters like g, j, and y?

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How close together are your letters?

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Do you dot your i’s with dots or circles?

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How high is the cross on your t’s?

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How do you manage line spacing?

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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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