What does your handwriting say about you?

There was this interesting quiz in this last month’s REAL SIMPLE magazine that I thought would be fun to share.  Now I don’t usually believe in this kind of stuff, but it’s always fun to try new things.

The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis, Sheila Lowe, conjured up this quiz. ENJOY.

STEP 1: Write the following sentence on a piece of paper:I know that this is a true sample of my handwriting. Then sign your name.

STEP 2: Answer the following questions.


1. Which best describes your style of writing?

Print, with breaks between most letters.

Cursive. Letters are almost all connected and fluid.

A mix of both. Some letters are connected; others stand alone.

Strict printing could mean you have a hard time forming attachments. Super-connected cursive means you hold on tight emotionally; intellectually you logical but inflexible. A mix can imply originality.


2. Look at the tops of the letters l and h and the last strokes of the letters m and n. They:

Slant heavily to the left.

Slant heavily to the right.

Are fairly straight and lean slightly to the right.

Slanting represents your gut reaction. A heavy left slant is rare but means your emotions are probably suppressed. Heavy to the right? You cry at the drop of a hat. Straight or slight right slant is well-balanced.


3. Look at the vowels and the letters m and n. How big are they?

Tiny. Shorted than the height of a sunflower seed.

Whoa! Definitely taller than the height of a sunflower seed.

About the height of a sunflower seed.

We’re talking ego here. The earth might revolve around you (big letters), or perhaps you’re focused and less social (tiny), just the size of a sunflower seed? You enjoy the spotlight, but it’s not all about you.

4. Turn to the opposite side of the paper. Can you feel the imprint of your handwriting sample?

Not a bit. Carbon copies never work – I write so gently.

It’s like Braille on the other side!

I can see it, but the amount of pressure I used seems normal.

The paper = the world. Heavy pressure can mean you’re asserting yourself in it. Very light pressure may mean you turn frustration inward. Pressure is just right? You can speak up and show restraint.


5. Compared with the width of the m, the spaces between words are:

Smaller than the width of my m.

Larger than the width of my m.

Almost exactly the same width as my m.

Spacing reflects social boundaries. The close talkers? Definitely tight writing. Large spaces mean you your distance. Spacing is also about organization. Perfect spacers probably own a label maker.


6. The tops of the letters o and a are:

Connected and closed, every time.

Wide open, like open mouths.

Mostly closed, but with the occasional space here and there.

If your a’s and o’s are wide open, your mouth probably is too. What you think, you say. Closed letters mean you maintain privacy. you may talk a lot, but you don’t reveal much. A mix is good – you share just enough.


7. What best describes your signature?

It’s completely illegible. What is that, a daisy? with a tail?

It’s lovely, but it looks nothing like my normal handwriting.

It’s more stylish, but it has similarities to my normal handwriting.

This is how you show yourself to the world. If your signature is illegible, you need privacy and hide your true self. If it’s different from your normal writing, you may not show who you really are to people. Signature similar to your handwriting? What you see is what you get.


Hopefully you all still love yourselves.  Now, wasn’t that fun?


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5 Responses to “What does your handwriting say about you?”

  1. Jessica Isaac Says:

    I’m living a life of total mediocrity. I’m right in the middle on all of these. Thanks for giving me something to do at work! ;)

  2. Andrea Says:

    Apparently I am… original, well balances, focused, less social, I know how to speak up and show restraint, a close talker?… finally what you see is what you get!

  3. Lo and behold Says:

    PERFECT SCORE! Huuzzah!

  4. jay deee Says:

    wowowow this was dead on bout me gave me something to inbetween kleening

  5. jay deee Says:

    wow this was dead on cool

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