Saturday, August 4, 2001

Read yourself in what you write!
by D.C. Sharma

THE handwriting of any two persons can be similar but never identical. Our handwriting is as personal as our fingerprints. The size, slant, style, pressure, letter shapes, and spacing vary from person to person. In my 31 yearsí experience of teaching thousands of young students, Iíve not so far found any two personsí handwriting exactly alike.

Our handwriting mirrors our personality. Every time we write our name, we make a pen portrait of ourselves. Our handwriting records our development from childhood onwards.

The happy news is that by changing our handwriting, we can bring changes in our life. Our hidden talents can be discovered and put to positive use. Our weak points can be detected and removed. We can find out the positive and negative points of our spouses, colleagues, and competitors.

Graphology (the study of handwriting) maintains that the amount of pressure which we exert while writing reveals our emotional state. Spacing reveals the state of our mind. The margins indicate our sense of proportion. The speed of writing indicates the amount of energy we have. The style of writing indicates the sharpness of our mind. The slope of the writing reveals the degree of our affections.


The size of our handwriting shows our power of concentration. Our terminal strokes reveal how generous we are. Our capital letters indicate our personal tastes. Our small letters reflect our mental development. Our signatures reflects our individuality.

To analyse a personís handwriting, one needs two or three samples of his writing. These should have been written over a period of one or two months. No specially designed pens must be used. It must be written on an unruled page. It is better if the samples include all the letters of the alphabet as in the sentence: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Consistent strokes in handwriting denote a logical, well-ordered mind. But occasionally broken connections denote a flexible mind which welcomes new ideas. Connections entirely broken with no ends joining denote an intuitive nature. If the ĎTísí are crossed it denotes that the person has a great capacity for getting things done. The person is stubborn and obstinate if the words are joined by continuous sweep of connecting terminal strokes.

Have you ever realised how the pressure with which you write varies with every change in your feelings? Cramped, small handwriting, with short ĎTí bars, a backward slant, narrow writing in a large hand, poor rhythm in writing, and uncontrolled variation in handwriting, indicate fear psychosis in the person whose handwriting is being analysed.

Narrow-minded people lack imagination. This trait is reflected in their handwriting. Their handwriting is narrow. There is no age limit to bringing about a change in oneís handwriting. By changing your handwriting you can change your life. And with a change in your life, your handwriting automatically gets changed.