Exploring Handwriting

I am definitely not an expert, take everything I say with a grain of salt. This is just a blog to keep track of everything I learn on the topic of handwriting.

Handwriting Analysis: Slant


From: http://spiritualseeker.tumblr.com/


DIRECTIONS: Look at the chart to measure how far you slant. Slant reveals the degree to which you express your real emotional feelings to others, depending on your mood. (Does not matter if you’re left-handed or right-handed)


  • Slant A — Emotionally ill. Totally emotionally repressed (keeps back) and locked up in his or her own world. Cannot be reached. Leans over backward to avoid emotional situations. Past- and self-oriented. (Among convicted rapists, there is a preponderance of leftward slanters. An inability to properly express real feelings.)
  • Slant B — Represses (keeps back) real emotional feelings. Appears cold, evasive (avoids answering directly), and self-absorbed. Independent, hard to fathom (understand), and difficult to get along with.
  • Slant C — Represses real emotional feelings. Cool exterior masks inhibited reactions. Diplomatic, reserved, not straightforward. (This is saying that how you react on the outside isn’t really how you feel on the inside; you put a mask on.)

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Narrow Line Spacing

  • Writer’s perspective is somewhat impaired
  • Impulsive, goes with her gut, rushes ahead quickly without taking time to think things through
  • Subjective viewpoint allows her to see things only in terms of how she feels about them and how they affect her, rather than keep the bigger picture in mind
  • Jammed-together writing suggests compulsive caution in spending
  • If little or no white space on paper, writer could be ‘poverty conscious’, which means she expects to be poor so she fears spending.  Or the writer is a cheapskate.  Or the writer is genuinely conscious of the need to use her resources very carefully

Clear Line Spacing

  • Indicates mental clarity and a sense of order
  • Demonstrates ability to assimilate day-to-day experiences and impressions, and express them appropriately
  • Objective when dealing with a situation/problem
  • Considers a variety of potential responses and how they may affect the outcome
  • If moderate line spacing, he is able to plan ahead and organize his life and time effectively, and knows the importance of contingency planning
  • If ample line spacing, he’s not afraid to use his environment to his advantage and may be self-assured

Line Spacing: An Indicator of Self Control

  • The amount of space left between one line and the next establishes how well the writer recognises the need for order in her environment and how well she organises her life
  • Someone who communicates clearly wants to make sure she is properly understood by leaving a reasonable distance between the lines of writing
  • If the writer is relaxed and feels like she has plenty of time, she may feel free to use up more space
  • If the writer is feeling pressured for time she is more likely to start writing a new line closer to the previous

Line Spacing

  • choice of line spacing details:
  • how he uses time
  • how he uses material resources
  • how orderly his thinking processes are

Space: Generally

  • Space is the empty area around the writing on the page
  • It symbolizes the invisible boundaries we set between ourselves and others
  • Reveals our perspective on life, how clearly we see the relationships between ourselves and others, and how we arrange our environment

Unbalanced: Too much writing

  • Feels the need to dominate and control the space in his environment
  • Living area may be cluttered with furniture and other objects
  • May be a collector of fine art or greedy hoarder