What his handwriting says about him
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The Write Stuff?1 of 15
By Natasha Burton
It's not often that a guy puts pen to paper and pours out his feelings. Luckily, even a man's most mundane scribblings can give you some insight into his personality. We recruited seven men from around the office and asked handwriting expert Kathi McKnight to analyze their script. Find out what she had to say about our handsome bunch of coworkers and how they reacted to her assessment.
The Writing2 of 15
McKnight says that this guy is both head-oriented and objective, but the vertical slant (as opposed to forward learning) and closed e's show that he's often skeptical.
The Reveal3 of 15
Jim, 42: "I think the analysis got at some truths about me: I try to be objective and am often skeptical. I suppose I do often look at life from an intellectual standpoint, but I also tend to trust my feelings, and I can be very emotional, too."
The Writing4 of 15
This man crosses his t's with good pressure, McKnight says, which shows a strong sense of determination. He's also affectionate and can often visualize that which he cannot touch, see or feel.
The Reveal5 of 15
Chris, 36: "As a writer, and as someone who still writes a lot of handwritten notes, I always feel very determined when I sit down with a pen and paper. I'm single, so 'affectionate' isn't the first word I would use to describe myself, but I know that those around me would definitely say that because I do love a great hug. And I love the meditative description in this analysis, because visualization is a practice that I do apply in my day-to-day life."
The Writing6 of 15
According to McKnight, this guy is organized, as indicated by the upper loops and lower loops in his j's, which are fairly equal in width and length. His writing also shows that he has hopes and dreams for the future, though it appears he has turned his back on someone in his past who hurt him, revealed by the reversed lower loops of his f's.
The Reveal7 of 15
Gary, 29: "I pride myself on being very organized and get stressed out when I'm not, so that is true. I definitely have hopes and dreams for the future, so it's nice to know my cursive reflects that. And, I actually have turned my back on a person or two in my past, but I don't know for sure if my handwriting changed afterward, but I suppose it is very possible."
The Writing8 of 15
McKnight says that the upper zone of this guy's writing is disproportionately tall, which shows that he's proud and prefers high achievement—even over emotional satisfaction.
The Reveal9 of 15
Ebby, 23: "I'm not sure how she determined I prefer high achievement when my handwriting is worse than a 6-year-old's...but I'll take it as a compliment, and I'd like to think it's true. However, I'd also like to think that emotional satisfaction is still important to me and is part of what motivates my desire to achieve."
The Writing10 of 15
The right slant in this sample shows an extroverted quick thinker. Yet, this man seems to be running away from his past, says McKnight. "And he has a tendency to hold on to worn-out relationships too long."
The Reveal11 of 15
Michael, 40: "Extrovert? Definitely. I'll also happily accept 'quick thinker.' It would have been nice to get 'genius' and 'destined to be a billionaire,' but you can't have it all, I suppose. I was born in Oklahoma, so I am most certainly running away from my past by living in Los Angeles. Though, I prefer to think of my worn-out relationships as being well-broken-in or 'antiqued.'"
The Writing12 of 15
This man is charismatic and expressive, McKnight says. "Yet, a retraced l—or a closed loop in the l—means that he may be confining himself to the stark realities of life," she says.
The Reveal13 of 15
Ted, 25: "This was interesting, a lot of fun getting to see my handwriting analyzed. And apparently a future full of regret awaits me! Can't wait!"
The Writing14 of 15
McKnight says that this guy's writing indicates that he's easygoing, but his closed l's suggest that he may be protecting himself—perhaps someone from the past hurt him and that has tainted his outlook on life.
The Reveal15 of 15
Charles, 23: "This is pretty accurate, but I'm still skeptical. I think everyone has experienced some type of hardship from the past that affects how they act in the future."
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