Are you a scribbler, giant sized letter lover or does your writing reflect your life of being neat and tidy? For those of us still writing and not simply keying into a computer, this article by forensic handwriting expert, Sheila Lowe, will be abslutely fascinating.
You might think that with the popularity of texting and email handwriting is passé, but the truth is, handwriting can help you gain insight into what makes your partner tick. It turns out that handwriting is a lot like the expression on your face or your tone of voice—it reveals a lot about you.
You don’t have to be a professional handwriting analyst to see there’s a difference in the behavior of someone who writes so large that just a few words fill up a line and someone whose tiny writing is scrunched together in a corner of the page. The large writer loves to be the center of attention. The tiny writer is clearly far more retiring and feels thoroughly washed out by a lot of socializing.
Someone with rounded writing needs loads of affection and approval, while one with straight lines and angles is determined, dogmatic in his opinions. A couple like this may be attracted to each other at first, but soon hit speed bumps. What attracts is that each makes up what the other lacks. The straight line writer needs more flexibility and warmth; the curvy writer needs more backbone. They can get what they need from each other, but if one or both types are too strong the conflicts can end up in unhappiness.
If you print, rather than write cursive, that’s quite common. Schools these days don’t teach careful penmanship as they did in your granddad’s day. That’s a pity, as the connections between letters in cursive writing says a lot about social style. Handwriting is full of symbolism, and breaking those connections is symbolic of breaking the bonds between yourself and others. It doesn’t mean that you’re not friendly if you print, but there’s a lot you keep to yourself. Deep emotional intimacy can be a bit of a challenge for you. Printers often compartmentalize their feelings and put on a happy face when there are painful feelings underneath.
These broad generalities give you an idea of what can be seen in handwriting. Understanding what makes your lover tick can help you create a happier, more harmonious relationship. After all, there’s something deeply personal about a handwritten note that’s lacking in an electronic message. A piece of paper can be saved forever, and the line of ink impressed upon the page is like giving your lover a photo of the inner you.
Sheila Lowe is a forensic handwriting expert and author of books on handwriting analysis and a mystery series. She provides continuing education for marriage and family therapists and works with clients all over the world.
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