I have crummy handwriting. It isn’t particularly illegible, it just lacks character. I’ve not written in cursive [apart from my signature] since 3rd grade, when we stopped getting graded on it. I’ve printed ever since, and to this day there is still something rather juvenile about the way my words appear on paper.


I think graphology is pseudoscience for the most part, but I do feel that some information can be gleaned from the examination of handwriting. So while graphology is bunk, forensic document examination I’ll buy.

I think the limits of forensic document examination only permit people to determine whether or not something was written by a particular person. My writing is all over the place, thankfully not as bad as Charlie Brown, my letters don’t have a particular slant right or left, the space between letters and words varies, the size of letters varies, nothing is very consistent. So in order for someone to forge something pretending to be me, they’d probably have to practice quite a bit.

Graphologically speaking [quack quack]:

1) In general interprtation of writing it may be said that the left direction is interpreted as the direction towards the mother as well as the past. Left slant writing is seen more often in women than in men. We often see left slant in people who have a disturbed balance in the parantel equilibrium. Writers with left slant are generally much closer to their mothers. The upright slant is found in people who are very independant in life. They tend to have no inclination to either the mother or father. Wholly upright hands are very rare. In fact this may only be achieved by a show of discipline. The right slant is the most common and and most natural slant. The right slant is found in people in a hurry, impatient people and the active writer.

2) Sometimes writers words are widely spaced and at other times narrowly spaced. We may say that this writer is unstable in both thinking and emotions. When most letters are unconnected it shows a person who is an egocentric. Lack of end strokes indicates a shy person. When the first letter stands apart it shows a cautious person.

3) The size of a letter is indicative of the writers self reliance. A letter may extend in four directions, up, down, right or left. A letter may also be tall and wide. Tall capitals are people who tower above the rest. Tall initials come from impressive people. Small capitals are people who are modest in nature. They concentrate on facts, not ideas. Wide letters are extroverted people. Narrow letters come from loners.