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How to Analyze Handwriting

how to analyze handwritingEnglish is the only language that uses a single letter “I” to express the self. You may not know this, but the way you write this letter can tell a lot about your self-esteem and self-appreciation. There are some basic principles that can teach you how to analyze handwriting.

Lower-case ‘I’

If you write ‘I’ using the lower-case letter “I” it may indicate that you don’t have high opinion of yourself and of your abilities. Besides, you might think that you are less important than other people, which consequently make you feel unable to cope with everyday life problems.

Angular ‘I’

If you write ‘I’ with angles it is thought that you are not someone people should mess up with. You have personal discipline and might seem rather intolerant. You are not easy to get to know and you probably have few close friends, but many acquaintances. In a man’s handwriting, angles in the lower part of the letter suggest that little is allowed to stand in their way, which includes people as well.

The stick ‘I’

If you write like this, the focus is on your personal freedom and independence. You don’t like and you don’t accept obligations and commitments, and you definitely don’t like people who expect you to follow their demands. Usually, this small straight stroke is created from top to bottom and means that you have an uncomplicated character. Also, it means that you don’t have much need for status or prestige.

Curved ‘I’

In general, women tend to write the curved ‘I’, while men make the stick or printed version -usually capped at the top and/or bottom. However, this is not a strict rule at all. The top part of the letter, no matter if it’s been made with a curve or just printed shows the role of the mother while the base shows the influence of the father in the writer’s life. So, when you create a well-balanced curved or normal ‘I’, it indicates that you are a person who gets along well with family members and who enjoys the company of either sex, and that you are a well-adjusted and reasonably healthy person. Besides, you try to avoid any stressful moments, but you can be sensitive and do not take too kindly to pressure – either physical or intellectual.

Emphasized ‘I’

When your ‘I’ is pretty high compared to the script in which it is found, it implies that you may be rather selfish and egocentric. You expect other people to follow your demands. There will almost always be an air of importance with a self-inflated ego that most people will see through. A wide ‘I’ shows that you are a person who says a lot, but do very little. You are inclined to be boastful and may be the first to volunteer your services but not to do what you have promised. An elaborate style of ‘I’ means that the writer has an air of vanity about them.

Left/right emphasis ‘I’

If your ‘I’ bends or inclines toward the right-hand side of the page, it may entail that you constantly think about past events and hold them for long time in your memory. You remember them all the time, but you almost never forget, even though you may forgive occasionally. But, if your ‘I’ bends or inclines to the left-hand side of the page, you will have feelings of discomfort about future events. You may feel worried about anything new. Present day issues are fine unless they are connected in some way with what may take place later in the future.


Should you sign your name close to what you have written, it indicates that you are relaxed and happy with what you have just written, but should there be a significant space between the last few words and your name it would mean that you really aren’t too happy with what you have just said.

Unless you were taught otherwise, you probably put your signature to the left of centre on the page, which merely indicates a hint of caution. Nevertheless, if you put your signature extremely to the left of the paper, then you are showing that you lack confidence and that you are a bit reserved. Placing your name in the middle of the page indicates that you like to be in the middle of everything, but you will also have an element of bluff in your character.

When your signature is written on the right-hand side of the paper, it shows good initiative and an active approach to life. If you underline your name, you are showing that you are cautious in some of your actions, as this line is being used like a prop or a support. If there is a full stop placed after your name it will show that you think you have said all there is to say and that this is the last word on the subject.

Your Signature

It is very important how and where you write your name at the end of any type of letter, note, message, or email. This shows how you prefer to be seen and reflects the outer image that you try to project onto other people. While it is possible to assess a person’s character and personality just from their signature, it is best to be able to see the rest of the text. This is because there are often huge differences between how you write your name and how you have created your letter or message.

For example, a very small number of people use two or even more different signatures. Some business people tend to create one for their professional image, but they have quite different signature for their private purposes. Knowing this, remember that the more readable your signature, the more open your nature is. As a matter of fact, an illegible signature does not only hide your name, but people may also consider it to be rude.

As you can see, it can be very easy to judge a person if you know how to analyze handwriting. However, graphology shouldn’t be taken for granted and there are many other aspects to someone’s character besides his handwriting.

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