Use this primer to analyze it, then improve your style with five troubleshooting tips.
How you craft letters and words can indicate more than 5,000 different personality traits, according to the science of graphology, also known as handwriting analysis.
Try writing the same sentence in cursive, then read on to see how graphologists might characterize you.
If Your Writing Slants…
To the right: You are open to the world around you and like to socialize with other people.
To the left: You generally like to work alone or behind the scenes. If you are right-handed and your handwriting slants to the left, you may be expressing rebellion.
Not at all: You tend to be logical and practical. You are guarded with your emotions.
If the Size of Your Letters Is…
Large: You have a big personality. Many celebrities have large handwriting. It may suggest that you are outgoing and like the limelight.
Small: You are focused and can concentrate easily. You tend to be introspective and shy.
Average: You are well-adjusted and adaptable
If Your Loops Are…
Closed for L (meaning the upstroke overlaps the downstroke): Feeling tense? This implies you are restricting yourself in some way.
Full for L: You are spontaneous and relaxed and find it easy to express yourself.
Closed for E: You tend to be skeptical and are unswayed by emotional arguments.
Full for E: You have an open mind and enjoy trying new things.
If Your S’s Are…
You are a people-pleaser and seek compromise. You avoid confrontation.
You are intellectually probing and like to study new things. The higher and pointier the peaks, the more ambitious you are.
Open at the bottom:
You might not be following your heart. For example, you always wanted to be an artist, but you have a career in finance.
You are versatile.