handwriting analysis

I don’t know how much a handwriting analysis can really tell about someone and I’m sure some will swear that they’re shockingly accurate, but I’m a skeptic. I have also changed my handwriting along the way, so I guess that could mean I’m changing, but I don’t think my personality has changed nearly as much as my handwriting has. I used to write in all lowercase then decided it was easier to read when it was all uppercase. Since I switched I’ve realized that some of the letters take too long for me to write so I reviewed how I write a few of those letters and decided on more efficient ways, thus changing how I write them. Anyway, in spite of my skepticism, I took the handwriting analysis that I found on Meredith’s blog.

I’ve included the results of my analysis below (I said my name was Bob Cratchett). If you choose to take the test, I highly recommend creating a throwaway e-mail address at mailinator so you don’t get any spam. Just make up a word, and give your e-mail address as that word at mailinator.com, then go to mailinator.com and check that word’s e-mail to get the password. The reason I suggest using mailinator is because after the analysis they don’t just show you the results, but require you to give them your e-mail address so they can send the password to you. That’s a red flag that they want to get your e-mail address.

And now, I give you the unaltered analysis of Bob’s handwriting (spelling errors and all). It’s not that far off the mark in some areas, but whoever wrote it needs to seriously consider getting “hisself” an editor.

Bob is very self-sufficient. He is trying not to need anyone. He is capable of making it on his own. He probably wants and enjoys people, but he doesn’t “need” them. He can be a loner.

Bob is a practical person whose goals are planned, practical, and down to earth. This is typical of people with normal healthy self-esteem. He needs to visualize the end of a project before he starts. he finds joy in anticipation and planning. Notice that I said he plans everything he is going to do, that doesn’t necessarily mean things go as planned. Bob basically feels good about hisself. He has a positive self-esteem which contributes to his success. He feels he has the ability to achieve anything he sets his mind to. However, he sets his goals using practicality– not too “out of reach.” He has enough self-confidence to leave a bad situation, yet, he will not take great risks, as they relate to his goals. A good esteem is one key to a happy life. Although there is room for improvement in the confidence catagery, his self-perception is better than average.

In reference to Bob’s mental abilities, he has a very investigating and creating mind. He investigates projects rapidly because he is curious about many things. He gets involved in many projects that seem good at the beginning, but he soon must slow down and look at all the angles. He probably gets too many things going at once. When Bob slows down, then he becomes more creative than before. Since it takes time to be creative, he must slow down to do it. He then decides what projects he has time to finish. Thus he finishes at a slower pace than when he started the project. He has the best of two kinds of minds. One is the quick investigating mind. The other is the creative mind. His mind thinks quick and rapidly in the investigative mode. He can learn quicker, investigate more, and think faster. Bob can then switch into his low gear. When he is in the slower mode, he can be creative, remember longer and stack facts in a logical manner. He is more logical this way and can climb mental mountains with a much better grip.

Bob is not facing something going on in his life today. He is deceiving hisself about it. Often, Bob’s opinion of hisself is different than those around him. This trait gives Bob the ability to deny anything that does not agree with his “truth.” This trait is not always something negative. It is only a defense mechanism allowing Bob not to face some reality in his life at this time.

Bob uses judgment to make decisions. He is ruled by his head, not his heart. He is a cool, collected person who is usually unexpressive emotionally. Some may see him as unemotional. He does have emotions but has no need to express them. He is withdrawn into hisself and enjoys being alone. The circumstances when Bob does express emotions include: extreme anger, extreme passion, and tremendous stress. If someone gets him mad enough to tell him off, he will not be sorry about it later. He puts a mark in his mind when someone angers him. He keeps track of these marks and when he hits that last mark he will let them know they have gone too far. He is ruled somewhat by self-interest. All his conclusions are made without outside emotional influence. He is very level-headed and will remain calm in an emergency situation. In a situation where other people might get hysterical, he has poise. Bob will work more efficiently if given space and time to be alone. He would rather not be surrounded by people constantly. In a relationship, he will show his love by the things he does rather than by the things he says. Saying “I love you” is not a needed routine because he feels his mate should already know. The only exception to this is if he has logically concluded that it is best for his mate to hear him express his love verbally. Bob is not subject to emotional appeals. If someone is selling a product to him, they will need to present only the facts. They should present them from a standpoint of his sound judgment. He will not be taken in by an emotional story about someone else. He will meet emergencies without getting hysterical and he will always ask “Is this best for me?”

People that write their letters in an average height and average size are moderate in their ability to interact socially. According to the data input, Bob doesn’t write too large or too small, indicating a balanced ability to be social and interact with others. Read more about his emotional expressiveness in the section on emotions and slant.


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  1. Dear “Bob”–

    I enjoyed your analysis. Not knowing you very well helps me to believe that it is ‘spot on’ as our Brit friends would say. “Accurate” is the best translation. All kidding aside, just from the little I do know you, it is an interesting analysis. Also, your adjusting your handwriting for practical reasons, sounds practical to me.

    Good for you for trying it out.

    My best,


    Comment by wordworker on October 18, 2004 @ 5:44 pm
  2. I’ve read a couple of books on doing personality analysis through handwriting and body language. Although I think personality does show through somewhat in these things, the level of detail that these analysis techniques claim to be able to divine strikes me as silly. I think it’s largely bunk, though possibly slightly more useful than astrology.

    Comment by Levi on October 25, 2004 @ 11:12 am

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