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what your handwriting means

July 14, 2011

Since you guys know I am currently back in school studying to be a teacher I have become hyper aware of my handwriting skills. I found this article called What Does Your Handwriting Say About You and thought it was pretty interesting. I am going to highlight a few the characteristics discussed but I urge to go read the article. It is really cool.


Small handwriting- research-oriented, good concentration, methodical, not always social
Large handwriting- people oriented, outgoing, outspoken, love to entertain and interlock
Right in the middle- you like to be with people, but value your own time

How Letters Are Shaped

Rounded letters- indicates creativity, artistic abilities (writing, painting, acting, etc.)
Pointed letters- shows you are more aggressive, intense, very intelligent, curious
Connected letters- you are logical, systematic, make decisions carefully


Good deal of space- you need your freedom, to do things in your own time, don’t like to be overwhelmed or crowed.
Very little space- it shows a tremendous about of irritability and constant pressure on yourself

Open- you are talkative, social, able to express your feelings, have little secrecy
Closed- you are very personal, limited sharing of your personal feelings, introvert


Boxes- you need structure, stability and order
Flowers- idealistic, romantic, creative
Triangles- perfectionist, structured, people that feel stuck- don’t risk easily
Circles- dreamer, creative, takes thinks personally, visionary
Smiley faces- illusionary, wanting life to be beautiful, optimistic
Color inside the box or shape- you are very intense, serious, worrier, can suggest sign of temper because of tension or frustration

Punctuation Marks

Lots of exclamation marks- ego is involved, you want to be understood, passionate


If you write upward- you tend to be optimist, hopeful, honest, ambitious, motivated
If you write downward- you tend to be negative, slightly depressed, dishonest

Do you think that people’s handwriting really says something about their personality? I will I admit that I do because a lot of these were accurate for me. Not all of them but enough to where I think there is so merit to it.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2011 6:40 am

    A lot of these are accurate for me and for Jonathan. I’d be interested to see how many of them are accurate for children though. I have kids who change their handwriting on a weekly basis!

    • July 14, 2011 8:38 am

      I remember when I was a kid I changed my handwriting all the time! I thought it was cool…DORK! ha!

  2. July 14, 2011 7:11 am

    I doodle with triangles AND flowers, which seem to be opposite. What can I say? I’m complex….

    Interesting how personality can manifest into handwriting.

  3. krista permalink
    July 14, 2011 7:42 am

    Those don’t match my personality at all. But very interesting study!

  4. July 14, 2011 8:15 am

    I’m always fascinated by handwriting analysis – especially for old historical figures. And surprisingly, it really is always on-point! Coincidence or not, I think it’s just plain cool 🙂

  5. July 14, 2011 8:38 am

    I love this!! I think that handwriting DOES say a lot about a person. I mean when you are younger you develop your handwriting, and it’s how YOU want it. Hopefully that makes sense. I definitely think personality & handwriting go hand in hand! 🙂

  6. July 14, 2011 8:38 am

    Stuff like this is so interesting to me — as silly as this sounds, my handwriting varies based on what type of pen I am using — if the ink glides smoothly, my handwriting is nice and neat and usually small, but if you have to press hard to write, then my handwriting is a total mess.

  7. July 14, 2011 10:13 am

    I love this! And according to what it says, my handwriting is completely on par with who I am 🙂

  8. July 14, 2011 10:38 am

    haha I draw boxes on EVERYTHING. Why is that not the least bit surprising?

  9. July 14, 2011 11:00 am

    I’m not sure I buy it, but it’s certainly interesting!

  10. July 14, 2011 12:28 pm

    Wow, this was intriguing!

  11. Camilla permalink
    July 14, 2011 1:26 pm

    Mine describes me PERFECTLY! it’s crazy, but so interesting! 🙂

  12. July 14, 2011 5:04 pm

    oh this is so interesting. what if youre handwriting is like a 5 year old? Probably means I need to grow up, right? haha.
    James always draws boxes on scratch paper and I draw flowers. How are things? Did ya find some good shoes for bootcamp? Have I asked enough question now.

  13. July 14, 2011 9:32 pm

    I think it’s possible to tell something- maybe about their current state? Because I do know my handwriting varies. Sometimes it’s more scrawled with pointy letters, sometimes it looks almost flow-y and rounded. Is that weird?

  14. July 14, 2011 9:37 pm

    So funny…most of this stuff was right on with me!

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