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Handwriting Analysis 101

When growing up I was very interested in handwriting specifically perfecting my cursive. This interest led me into the field of handwriting analysis. At the time I was about 13 years old so when I called the school to take classes .. i was turned away and told to wait until i grow up basically. Looking back I think I should have continued with it but I did lose interest after that discouraging call.  If you have children that seem advance DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT  underestimate or down play the intellect of a young child.

If Your Writing Slants…

To the right: You are open to the world around you and like to socialize with other people.

To the left: You generally like to work alone or behind the scenes. If you are right-handed and your handwriting slants to the left, you may be expressing rebellion.

Not slant at all: You tend to be logical and practical. You are guarded with your emotions.

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If the Size of Your Letters Is…

Large: You have a big personality. Many celebrities have large handwriting. It may suggest that you are outgoing and like the limelight.

Small: You are focused and can concentrate easily. You tend to be introspective and shy.

Average: You are well-adjusted and adaptable.

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If Your Loops Are…

Closed for L (meaning the upstroke overlaps the downstroke): Feeling tense? This implies you are restricting yourself in some way.

Full for L: You are spontaneous and relaxed and find it easy to express yourself.

Closed for E: You tend to be skeptical and are unswayed by emotional arguments.

Full for E: You have an open mind and enjoy trying new things.

13 ways to read body language

Scientists once said that body language accounts for 80% of the message we try to tell others and that what we actually say is only 20%. Body language definitely plays an important role in communication.

Here I have a list of 13  body language and what they generally mean in Western culture. 

Squinting – When people see what they don’t like, feel threatened, or are unhappy, they squint their eyes.

Arched Eyebrows – When we raise our eyebrows, it means we are contemplating what we’re listening to and that we’re mildly intrigued.

Direct Eye Contact – means we’re interested, we’re listening, and that we’re focused on you. It also conveys that we got nothing to hide.

Blinking too much – means we’re nervous or anxious

Hands the Church Steeple – fingertips touching, palms facing apart conveys we’re thinking and that we’re about to make a decision or move.

Arms Akimbo – planting your hands with your thumps backward on your hips and elbows out in a “V” shape displays dominance or authority.

Feet facing directly the other person – It shows that we’re focused on the other person.

Crossed feet (Standing or sitting) – When we cross our feet standing or sitting down, it shows that we’re comfortable or relaxed, but sometimes also defensive.

Leaning Forward – means you’re interested in the other person and want to hear more of what they say.

Tilting the head and smiling – means flirting or being playful

Mirroring – Mirroring someone’s body language means they’re interested in you and trying to build rapport.

Arms Crossed – reserved, uncomfortable or defensive. Or to display dominance or authority.

Hands on the hips – means they’re impatient or aggressive or tired