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Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Happy Handwriting.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Introducing Job Fit: how to choose the right/write job for your personality

Introducing Job Fit: Don't just find a job, choose the right/write job.

Handwriting Analysis shows your personality. Your personality denotes what type of work you are best suited to, and will most enjoy. So it makes perfect sense that by analyzing your personality you can find the ideal job for you.

Do you lose track of time and space as you concentrate on work? Or do you take in all your surroundings and enjoy and variety of constant interuptions and a busy, even hectic environment?

If your writing is small you prefer to get on with what is in front of you, to shut out distractions, and concentrate.

If your writing is large, you are quite happy to deal with a constantly changing situation, enjoying the coming and going of happenings and would not at all like to be sat down in front of a computer to type, in solitary silence all day.

Does that above right true for you - whether your writing is large or small? Can you relate it to other people you know?

That is just one small item from the many traits that affect how you work and what type of work will suit you best.

We are very excited to introduce a new Ebook: Job Fit and to offer our readers a free sample of what's inside.

If you'd like to find out more about how to choose the best job to fit your personality, visit our website.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Trust and Handwriting Analysis

One of the things most often asked about handwriting analysis is how to tell if someone is trustworthy. Honesty is the most obvious component of trust, but there are several others.

Honesty involves having no loops or hooks in the circle letters, a, o, or the circle parts of d and g.

But it is also necessary to take into account whether or not the writer is so implusive as to act without thinking, and, perhaps, regret it later. Strong emotional impulsive behavior is indicated by a very far right slant. The writer gets caught up in the moment and doesnt' think about what s/he is doing till afterwards.

Someone who rushes through life not really thinking things through, regardless of the slant of their writing, can often do things that make others wonder about them. It is another form of thoughtlessness, and can be identified by writing that has no real form, just a unformed scrawl. (Note: those who write their signatures many times a day may develop this type of signature for speed: their regular writing had to be seen to identify the trait of not thinking things through.)

A widely varied slant within the same line or paragraph of writing indicates emotions that are all over the place. Again, it can result in behavior that is not stable or reliable.
Wondering you can trust someone in a relationship?...

Just have a signature to look at?...

Free article on honesty in handwriting...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Your "Best" Writing

When people give me writing to analyze they almost always apologize that it is not their "best" writing, and follow up with some reason why.

But I don't want their "best" writing, and neither do you if you are going to be looking for personality traits in the script.

Think of a little child, whom you tell to be on their "best" behavior.

What does that child do?

Assuming they really are trying to be on their best behavior, they will try to behave in the way that they have been taught is the "right" way to behave. This will be what they have been told by parents or teachers.

In succesfully doing so, the child will hide most of his/her natural personality, and show only what s/he has been told is acceptable behavior. If you really want to get to know that child, you want to observe him/her playing, mixing with other kids, and generally being free and open.

The same happens with your best writing.

At some point in your life, you were taught to write. At that point, correct writing was what the teacher wrote on the board, or what was shown in the writing text book. You copied that to the best of your ability to create what was expected of you, and what was considered good writing.

You may or may not at a later time in your life had an interest in good writing. If you did, it was probably because you didn't like the look of yours, or that others were having trouble reading it, so you once more decided to adopt a "best" writing style.

Either way, the chances are that you adopted a style that someone else created and copied it carefully. Whenever you varied from that style, you considered it a mistake, or bad writing. So in your mind, good writing is actually someone else's writing style.

And in analyzing handwriting, obviously, we want the personality of the writer him or herself, not someone else, or (what would actually be the case) partly someone else.

So for analyzing, we want not the best writing, but what I refer to as your "normal scrawl." How you write when you are in a hurry, or just writing a memo to yourself. Your off-camera writing style.

This is where the real you shows through with less influence from others.

So anytime you are analyzing writing, yours or someone else's, make sure it's the writer's "normal scrawl" and keep the "best" writing for thank you letters and official documents.

Find out more about what your writing says about you...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Handwriting analysis and stress reduction

These are stressful times for many of us and we have all probably heard the standard ways of coping with it: exercise, eat right, get enough sleep etc.

But here is a way you may not have thought of ... and it's worth your while to try it because it really does work wonders.

Use your handwriting to reduce your stress.


Take a clean sheet of paper, and a pen you like (or a pencil) and just fill the page with gently flowing "e"s.

Choose your favorite color of paper, felt pen or crayon if your visual.

You cannot be stressed or angry and write soft edged "e"s at the same time, and once this exercise has taken you away from your troubles for a while, it will be easier to look at things objectively and take things more easy.

For more on handwriting analysis...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Get a job with help from your handwriting

When you go for a job interview, or even when you are writing your resume and cover letter, do you know what your soft skills are? Do you know what personal qualities the employer is looking for?

Your writing can help.

You may think you know yourself pretty well, but by examining your handwriting you may find other gifts and strengths you hadn't thought of marketing for the job.

Here are some job applications for personality traits and how to identify them from writing.

The ability to concentrate well on the job in hand: shows in small writing.

Ability to sway others to your point of view with passion, feeling and persuasivieness: your writing will have a far right slant.

Ability to persuade others to your point of view using cool, analytical logic: your writing will be upright, with sharp V formations at the baseline.

Creative, imaginative, always coming up with new ideas: your writing will have large upper loops on l,k,f, h

Good at turning ideas into practicalities, making them work, taking action on them: your writing will show large lower loops on j,y,g,f

Clear thinking: your writing will have no "lead in" strokes on the letters. This traits is a two edged sword. It also means blunt and direct - so not appropriate if extreme diplomacy is required!

Well organized: you will have equally balanced top and bottom to your lower case "f"

Loyalty: you're i-dots will just be round dots, not drawn lines or shapes or jabs.

There are a great many more traits that can be found in handwriting that can help you get a job, or as an employer, help you hire the right person.

It obviously would not be a good idea to claim to the employer you have any particular quality because it shows in your handwriting!

So once you've identified the qualities you want the employer to know about, think back, and come up with real life, true stories of when you used these qualities, and have these ready to offer at the interview.

Here you can find many more traits the employers are looking for.

In tough times, it's the extra something you offer the employer that is likely to get you the job. Know yourself. Know what you can offer. And make sure you tell the employer about it, and the benefits it will bring to him (or her).

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Focus on the Positives

After I have finished a presentation to a group, people always come up and ask me to look at their writing, and I usually give them a 20 second analysis ... a few of the more obvious traits I can see.

I have been doing this for many years, so I know what I can "get away with" and what is not a good idea to mention in this public setting.

I give positive traits, and may give one of the negative traits I have found are acceptable to say.

For example, stubborn is generally considered a negative trait (although many very successful people are stubborn as mules!). Procrastination is another that no-one seems to mind being made public.

So I will list about a dozen or more traits, including one "cheeky" one, like stubborn or procrastiation.

The individual goes back to their friends, who ask "What did she tell you?"

You know what the first, and often the ONLY, thing they will answer?

Yes, you probably guessed it. They will repeat the negative trait, or which ever trait they most disliked hearing. Or, in some cases, the trait they thought should have been present but wasn't!

They are focusing on the negative.

If I don't offer a negative trait, people ASK for one. They are looking for it.

Don't focus on the negative, either in your writing or in your life.

Focus on the positives. Use the positives, nurture them, make them stronger.

What you focus on expands.

Focus on your negatives (again, either in your writing or in your life) and the negatives will expand and fill your life.

So, focus on the positives and watch what they can do to make your life happier and more fulfilling.

Would you like to know what your writing says about your?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Women love recipes and to know more about other people!

So how do recipes and knowing about other people relate to each other?

And how does all this relate to handwriting analysis?

Because they are brought together in a unique, fun way in Treats 'n Traits: Delcious Recipes to fit your Personality!

Can't think of what to give a friend for a hostess gift, for a birthday or other occasion? How about Treats 'n Traits?

It shows the reader how to indentify 15 Personality traits from writing.

And then it gives one delicious, original recipe written especially to suit that personality.

Try "Far East Fantasy Salad" for the person who's writing shows them to be a Dreamer.

Or "Really Cool Coco/Pine Pie" for someone who is always Cool, Calm and Collected.

It's great fun.

You learn something neat, and you have this great selection of yummy recipes to boot.

Try a free taste of Treats 'n Traits here...

And then go back here to get the rest!

So why would I want to analyze handwriting?

So why would you want to analyze handwriting?

Because it allows you to find out things about yourself, or other people, that you might never otherwise find out.

It shows the motivations behind the actions, which explain why the actions happen or happened.

For example, Joe flies off the handle quite unexpectedly once in a while, but the rest of the time he's really quite calm and poised. Does he just have a very nasty temper that he manages to hide most of the time?

No. The likeliest explanation would be that Joe, writing with very heavy, upright writing, does not naturally express his feelings or frustrations. He just hangs on to them and they build, and build and build.

One day, another frustration occurs, and although in itself it is nothing earth shattering, or even that frustratins, it goes on top of the pile of other frustrations that have been building up. It is the straw that broke the camel's back.

Joe explodes. He just lets it all out. It sounds like a blast of a violent temper, but it's not. It's a release of all that pent up emotion.

Knowing this, someone who truly cared about Joe, could help him talk about what is getting to him on a regular basis, encourage him to "unload" gently in small doses, to the volcanic erruption doesn't happen.

That's just one example.

Was she telling a lie when ..... if it's written down, you can tell.

Will he be good for this job, where we really need someone who is good at coming up with new ideas? His writing will tell.

Can I trust him/her, will she be careful with money or a spendthrift, will he be loyal?

Will he enjoy socializing or turn into a stay-at-homer? Will she always be talking, or can she listen ... or just enjoy silence?

It's all there in the writing. Whatever you want to know about a person's personality, you can find it in their writing.

Use it to help your interaction with others, socially or at work.

Use it to make decisions for business, or your personal life.

Use it to gain insight into how better to relate to someone.

It's not magic. It's scientific.

Each stroke you write is body language, and just like any body language it gives amazing insights into someone.

Don't let the word "analyze" puts you off - this stuff works!

For more on learning handwriting analysis...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

When people write in all capitals

When someone writes totally in capital letters it's because they don't want who they truly are to be seen. They may well be totally unaware that that is why they are doing it, but that doesn't change the fact that it is!

People who are just looking for clarity sometimes print. Engineers, accountants, architects are some of the employment groups who very often print because exactness and accuracy are so important in their line of work.

However, capital letters provide no further clarity than printing, so all caps is not done for clarity.

The least possible is revealed from writing in all capitals. Printing shows less than script, but when all the writing is in capitals, it hides even more.

Most handwritten ransom notes, for example, are written in all capitals!

You can get something from it however. For example, the slant will still tell you the emotional make up of the writer (the farther to the right, the more the emotional expression), and the heaviness of the writing will still tell you how deeply emotions affect this writer.

There are a few other indications that will still show through in all capital writing, however, the main thing to think about is that this person, knowingly or unknowlingly, is hiding themselves away. The question is "why?"

For more on handwriting analysis...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Let me tell you about Treats 'n Traits

I thought I'd put an entry in my blog today that offers you a free taste (literally) of my new book "T 'n T: Treats 'n Traits".

The free tasts consists of information on how to analyze one trait from handwriting, and the recipe for a totally delicious treats that suits this personality.

"You can check it out here

I wrote Treats 'n Traits in collaboration with Barbara Lawrence. Barbara is the author of various cookbooks, and for many years wrote cooking columns in several Californian newspapers and magazines.

Barbara and I came together through her interest in handwriting analysis.

I mentioned to her that I'd had an idea for a book that gave recipes according to personality: that involved analyzing writing then choosing the appropriate recipe. However, since my idea of haute cuisine is a lightly boiled egg (a challenge for me as it usually comes out rock solid), the book had so far not happened.

From there Treats 'n Traits was born.

It's fun, educational and the recipes are delicious!

A unique mix, it's a great gift to yourself (and why not, you deserve a gift!), or a great gift for anyone either interested in people or food.

Who does that leave out? Not many!

At the moment, we are offering it at an introductory price, so take advantage of it while it lasts.

Again, to get you started here is a "free taste" - a pdf of one personality trait analysis and the matching recipe "Never-too-late Butter Bars". (Can you guess what the personality trait is?)

T'nT: Treats 'n Traits can be found at

Monday, February 16, 2009

Handwriting Analysis and Relationship Compatibility

Can handwriting analysis help with relationships?

The answer is a resounding YES!

By seeing the personality displayed in the writng of a couple, you can determine where they will see eye to eye, and where they are more likely to give each other a black eye. In other words, you can tell in where compatibility exists and where it does not.

And that is not to say that if two people are not totally compatible they shouldn't be together.

In analyzing handwriting of couples who have already been together for a long time but are now having problems, it is possible, to make things better just through giving each a better understanding of the other.

A client of mine many years ago, brought along her husband's writing saying that she was fed up with him always bossing her around.

Upon looking at her writing and his, I found that while the wife was very independent and confident although not bossy, the husband was not bossy either, an in fact lacked self esteem.

Upon discussing this I suggested that realizing he was feeling small beside her, if she encouraged his opinion, and generally made an effort to show him he was appreciated, then perhaps he would not try to boss her around as a means to proving himself equal to her.

After trying this for a few weeks, the wife sent me a lovely email saying how it worked like a charm, and things were now going very well between the couple.

This is just one example. Handwriting analysis can be a great help in relationships, romantic, familial or friendships. Understanding is the universal key to all relationships, and handwriting analysis gives that understanding.

So if there is a relationship problem in your life, or if you just want to understand better what makes others tick, consider using the tool or graphology..

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Why do I use Handwriting Analysis?

Why do I use Handwriting Analysis?

Well, a friend tells me it's because I'm nosey!!

But really, it's because I am totally fascinated with what makes people tick. And there is no better single tool to tell you this than Handwriting Analysis.

Once you have a basic understanding of graphology, you can find out all about the writer. You can go into their writing in detail and find out everything there is to know. Or you can look for specific things, specific personality traits.

Everything affects everything else in personality. No trait is an island. However, you can identify specific traits and consider what else to look for from what you find in the first one.

Is this person honest? You can tell at a glance. Though why they are dishonest, or how openly this honesty would be expressed etc, would involve looking at other traits.

Is this person creative and imaginative? This is another once-glance item. However, there is much more to find out once you have that information before you know how useful their creativity and imagination might be in what ever situation you were considering.

I can't help but identify things about people every time I look at handwriting. It's like having the abiity to look inside the individual and find out what might take months, or even years to discover otherwise.

To me, studying and using handwriting analysis has been a gift. I can't imagine my life without it. It has helped me understand myself so very much better. It has helped me understand everyone else better too, from family members, to friends, to clients.

If you find this science appealing to you, I encourage you to pursue it. I know you'll be glad you did.

Monthly articles and free quizzes on Handwriting Analysis.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Handwriting analysis and Geneaology

Handwriting analysis can be of use to Genealogists in 2 ways:

1. When there are letters and documents written many years ago, and the genealogist wants to know more about what type of person was the writer.

The handwriting gives a complete personality picture, so with a page or so of writing it is possible to get to know the personality of the writer very well indeed.

2. When there are old records and it is of interest to know if the same person made several different entries.

In this case analyzing the handwriting can tell how many different people made entries in the records.

With a reasonable extensive entry in records, it can even be possible to match up the writer of the record entry with the writer of a letter or other document.

Genealogy is often pursued as a hobby, and for those who do this, learning more about handwriting analysis can be a bonus.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Help with Hiring the Right Person

Handwriting analysis shows the complete personality. If focuses on the "soft" skills (those difficult to measure because you can't see, feel or touch them. For example, communication skills or organizational ability)

In Europe approximately 90% of employers use graphology as a tool in the hiring process. In Israel it is unusual for anyone to get hired without having their handwriting analyzed.

For example, are you looking for someone who is very outgoing and chatty, say a sales person or customer service representative? Then you want right slanted writing and open circle letters (a, o, and g)

Or is it a computer programmer you want, who will quietly sit at the computer and get on with his or her work? In that case, you want small writing, with i-dots close to the top of the i-stem, and preferably upright or even slightly left slanted writing.

Hiring the Right Person the First Time: What you really want to know about your job applicants makes handwriting analysis a tool available to help you with your hiring.

Read it all, or just zero in on the qualities and personality traits you are seeking.

It can save time, money and frustration by helping you hire the right person the first time.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Procrastination. Do you have it? Do you put of till tomorrow everything you don't absolutely have to do today?

It's a common habit. But not all procrastination is procrastination, by which I mean that there can be many other reasons for putting things off.

Some of them are:
-- fear of success
-- fear of failure
-- insecurity
-- lack of self confidence
-- too much caution
-- laziness
-- stubbornness
-- self deceit

Procrastination itself is described by as:
1. to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
–verb (used with object)
2. to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.

This trait is easily identified in handwriting.

When someone places the t-bar to the left of the lower case "t", not touching or crossing it, this is the trait of procrastination. Look for it - it's probably in writing you have looked at often, but never noticed the t-bar before.

If you feel you procrastinate, or know someone who appears to do so, but there is no procrastination in the t-bars, then it's time to look for other causes.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Do you have a Question about Handwriting Analysis?

Send me your questions, with either a scan of the handwriting or a detailed description, and I will answer them on this blog regularly.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Writing Style and Handwriting Analysis

Whenever I give a talk on handwriting analysis, I always have someone tell me they and their sister/ mother/ friend write exactly the same way.

What they are talking about is the writing style. People who learn to write in the same environment usually have a similar writing style, unless they have deliberately changed it.

However, that does not mean they the same personality, and it does not mean that, when analyzed, their writing will tell the same personality traits.

Handwriting analysis looks at the placement of the writing on the page, the size, the pressure etc. It also looks at the strokes within the writing. The writing style may be similar, but the placement, size etc. and the strokes may well be very different.

So when you look at writing, thinking of handwriting analysis, be aware that the superficial style is just that - superficial. It in now way alters the ability of the science of graphology to bring out the entire personality of the writer.

Learn to analyze handwriting yourself.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Welcome to the Handwriting Analysis Blog

I have been writing about Handwriting Analysis for many years, and have at last decided to write a blog on the topic.

So welcome to the Handwriting Analysis Blog.

I hope to give you some useful tips, some unexpected insights, and some food for thought through my posts here.

In the meantime, until my list of posts grows more, here are some free articles I have previously written on the fascinating topic of handwriting analysis.