Handwriting Analysis Results: Kate

As you may know, I am doing free handwriting analyses all week.  I’ve already done Laura, Beth and Aaron, and now it’s Kate’s turn.

Here we go.  The sample:

Kate's writing sample

Handwriting sample from Kate

I can identify the following characteristics:

90 degree slant: (writing does not lean forward at all)  Independence, self-control, neutrality, self-sufficiency.

Straight baseline:  Realistic,  disciplined

Idiosyncratic letter formations:  Artistic, creative

Almost no loops:   Gets to the point

Long terminal strokes:  Holds on to people and things, doesn’t like to let things go

The top of the letter M forms sharp points:  curiosity, likes research and investigation, natural detective

Simplified writing, block capitals:  Literary

Small capitals:  Humility

Disconnected letters:  Intuitive thinker

Broad letters, wide spacing:  Generosity, adventurousness, fearlessness

The overall impression is that of a strong, independent personality who does things her own way.

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Was I right? Let me know in the comments.

I am doing handwriting analysis all this week.  Want one?  Just post me a link to your sample.

12 thoughts on “Handwriting Analysis Results: Kate

  1. Hey M.K.!

    You are so right on with mine. Amazing. Actually, interestingly enough I changed my handwriting style a few years ago because it “bored” me. 🙂

    As a kid and as a teenager, no one would have EVER described me as adventurous, fearless, strong, independent, disciplined, curious, or liking research.

    But I would definitely say that as an adult–and more so as I decided to go full-out with my writing dreams–that I fit that profile perfectly.

    I think it is eerie that I changed my handwriting style around the same time that I told myself nothing ever again was going to stop me from being a writer.

    This was such a treat, M.K. Thanks for doing this; your analysis actually strengthens my resolve even more to keep doing what I’m doing!

    • You know what’s funny, Kate? I did the same thing myself!

      I learned to print first, my writing was OK but unremarkable. But then in third grade, they started to force the Palmer Method (of Torturing American Schoolchildren) upon us, and demanded we write everything in cursive.

      I loathed the Palmer Method. Still do. It is the ugliest, most pointless writing style on this earth.

      Years after, in high school, I learned about the Italic style and forced myself to learn it in order to expunge Palmer from my consciousness. That was about the time I got into graphology, because I was curious as to why I hated Palmer so much and why writing with it caused me almost physical pain. I discovered that people who like to write Palmer are utterly boring and conventional. No wonder we weren’t a good fit.

      My mother had a friend who wrote a perfect Palmer hand, and I couldn’t stand her either. Dimwitted gossiping cow.

      Anyway, I liked Italic much better (I have good company, it was Jane Austen’s preferred hand) but my style drifted away from that and it’s much more idiosyncratic now. But it’s definitely “me” in a way that none of the forms I was ever taught were. So maybe we don’t start out ourselves, but we become ourselves.

      • That is such a riot. I have never heard of the Palmer Method–maybe in my small village in backwoods New Hampshire they didn’t want to bother.

        I also didn’t know there are names for handwriting styles. I can’t believe how much you’re teaching me with all of this! 🙂

        And I love your philosophy–that we don’t start out ourselves, but we become ourselves. I totally and completely agree with that. 🙂

  2. I arrived here from Kate’s blog (which I just lurve!). I have always been fascinated by handwriting and what it says about us. Can you do mine? 🙂 How do I send you a sample?

    • You betcha.
      Use a fountain or gel pen, write two paragraphs or so on unlined paper, take a photo thereof, put the photo up on your blog and post the link in the comments here (doesn’t matter which post). I’ll surf on over there, grab it and analyze it.

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