Sat. Oct 23rd, 2021

We were all taught to write in a specific way when we were children at school, but it is evident that no one continues to write exactly the way they were taught and everyone’s handwriting looks different. In fact, as soon as someone can write, he or she gradually alters the shapes and sizes of letters in accordance with individual likes and dislikes.

Why is this the case?

The reason is that our personalities affect the way our handwriting develops after we were taught to write. This is because handwriting is the pattern of our psychology expressed in symbols on the page and these symbols are as unique as our own DNA. When you get to know a person’s handwriting well enough, you recognize whose script it is, just as if it were a well-known painting or photograph. Graphology is based on the principle that every individual’s handwriting has a character of its own and this is entirely due to the uniqueness of the writer’s personality.

What is Graphology?

Graphology is the analysis of the physical characteristics and patterns of handwriting able to identify the writer, indicating the psychological state at the time of writing, or evaluating personality.

How does Graphology work?

Graphology is a mixture of art and science. It is a science since it measures the structure and movement of the written forms – slants, angles, and spacing are accurately calculated and the pressure is observed in magnification and with precision. And it is an art because the graphologist has constantly to keep in mind the total context in which the writing is taking place: the ‘gestalt’ of the writing as a whole.

Try it out yourself!

Graphology is certainly not as simple as it looks at first glance. Therefore we’re not here to teach you the whole topic in one single article. In this article, our only goal is to help you use the basics of graphology to get a deeper understanding of yourselves. In other words, our goal is NOT to teach you graphology in this article. In the tables below, we describe what each writing trait means in terms of psychology. Use the tables below to get a better understanding of your own personality.

Size of Handwriting

Objective ConcentrationActivity
Sense of RealityExpansion
Sober ModerationCertainty
No wish to be the center of attentionEmotional demands
Little urge toward expansionEnthusiasm
Lack of DynamismUnceasing Activity
PassivityWeak Grasp of Reality
Feeling of InferiorityFeeling of Superiority

Width of Writing

Ambition & DeterminationSelf-Control
Openness & Interest in Outside WorldRestraint
Lack of InhibitionCaution
ImpatienceInhibition Anxiety
EvasionLack of Inner Freedom
Unwillingness to commitCraving Closeness
Excessive demandsCraving Contact

Word Spacing

Large SpacingSmall Spacing
Mental Clarity & OverviewNeed for Contact
Distance between objects and PeopleDirectness
Emotional InhibitionThought Patterns Influenced by Previous Experiences
IsolationLack of Distance or Mental Order
Difficult Contact with OthersChaotic Inner Life


Light PressureHeavy Pressure
PassivitySelf-Assertive, Resolute Situations
Gentle FeelingDynamic, Active, Vital
CalmnessTried to Avoid Energy Draining Situations
SickAngry, Anxious, Alert
Follower rather than a LeaderSeeking to impose their will on others
Timid, Lacking in VitalityTense and forceful

Slant of Writing

Right SlantVertical SlantLeft Slant
Orientation to outside worldThoughts kept under controlRestraint
Commitment to undertaken tasksSober approachWillpower
EngagementDisciplineStrong Self-Control
DirectnessReserveProtective Attitude
Lack of Control and RestraintPassivityDenial about feelings of insecurity
Impulsive, Rash, FrivolousDifficult contact with othersFear of Life
Easily InfluencedColdnessSelf-Absorption
UncontrolledInhibitedOverly Cautious

Speed of Writing

Fast WritingSlow Writing
Inclination to ExtroversionOrganized
Ability to TalkPerfectionism
Establishing bonds easilySelf-Control
Lack of ConcentrationPersistence
AnxietyGreat Observation, Memory and Concentration
EmotivismInclination to Introversion
Difficulty to PlanClumsiness
ProactiveSlowness in Action
Often Losing ControlSloth

Better than personality tests? Decide yourself.

The only goal of this article was to help you understand yourself in more detail. The answer to whether it actually helped you, is in your hands. Let us know in the comments, what’s your opinion on using Graphology to understand one’s personality.

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ThePro’s Fun Fact

According to the research done by the C.I.A., Graphology is only about 62% accurate.

By ThePro

I am the Founder of the ProX Clan. My main goal is to improve myself and others in the process. I focus on my long-term growth and not my short-term feeling or pleasure. I do not let myself be controlled by emotions instead, I use rationality and logic at all times. If you choose to see reality instead of dreaming your fantasy, then I can help you open your eyes.

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