Wednesday, January 5, 2011

you are what you write

Have you ever been analyzed by your handwriting?  I had an interesting experience years ago..12 years ago to be exact.  I was working part time as a psych nurse and was working nights.  Another nurse and I were talking and she told me that as a hobby she had learned to analyze handwriting.  She bought books and studied and taught herself.  I was a little skeptical, and asked her to analyze mine.  Here is the bit of writing I did for her to analyze.  Read on after you have a look at it.
Now you understand I was skeptical.  I had never worked with this nurse before that night, and she knew NOTHING about me.  So I read it.  And my jaw dropped.

Everything she said about me is true.  Some people who know me may argue the like to organize part, except that also is true.  That is part of what I do at work.  Troubleshoot and reorganize things that don't work, processes and forms and such.  So it all is true. 

Jilda sat there that night and showed me how she analyzed it, the curves of my letters, the symmetry, the way I wrote my g's that looked almost like a Greek letter.  All those lines and squiggles that you see were what she did to analyze the writing.  And I believe she told me the words with the x's by them were my stronger traits.  And it all made sense.  She told me she had always been fascinated with handwriting experts and what they did to discover things about people.  It seems our handwriting is as unique as we are.

So listen up!  If someone wants to analyze you by looking at your handwriting, keep an open mind.
And be sure to hide those skeletons in your closet behind the biggest W you can write.


  1. I don't think I could get my handwriting analysis done. Somehow it makes me feel vulnerable, and while that is OK for me with my close ones, I certainly don't want to feel that with a stranger or an acquaintance.

  2. @Wanderer~ I guess analysis fits right in with the psych nurse in me, so I was comfortable with it. It was fun for me, almost like a game, and I was quite surprised that an amateur could decipher that much about me from one paragraph. Something like this should always be in your comfort zone, and I understand what you are saying....thanks for the comment.

    @Pamela~ glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Very interesting! How long did it take her to do the analysis?


    Ps. You have a very nice handwriting!

  4. Nelieta,
    It took me longer to write the paragraph than it did for her to analyze it. She was so amazing. I had to write enough that she would have enough letters to analyze.
    Thanks Nelieta my handwriting isn't so very good 12 years later because I have to do so much writing with my job... :D

  5. My hand writing is a mess. But when I first net my husband I made him write his name and number down and myself and tow friends analyzed the handwriting like 3 insane women...LOL My guess is I would be categorized in a negative light because it is so sloppy. As always love your post!

  6. Believe it or not it isn't about sloppy or neat handwriting, but also the shape of your letters, and how you cross T's and how fancy or plain it is and so on...I wish I could remember more of what Jilda told me, but I was just dumbstruck by how on target she was about me, and she didn't even know me before that night! But bottom line was it was fun for both of us and she didn't take it seriously, it really was a hobby for her.
    Thanks for your comments Deanne, I always love hearing them!