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Handwriting Psychology – You Are What You Write

While handwriting psychology may be controversial, it’s also fascinating – check out this infographic from The Pen Warehouse for how your style of writing might reflect who you are.

Have you ever looked at someone else’s handwriting and seen insight into the way they behave? Perhaps you’ve noticed aggression, confidence or neatness and drawn parallels to their personality. If you have, you’re not alone – known as graphology, the study of handwriting psychology has been floating around for hundreds of years.

The Psychology Of Handwriting

For hundreds of years, psychologists have debated as to whether the way you scribble down words gives any insight into your personality. It’s a divisive issue with some dismissing the practice, and others singing its praises – although most are skeptical. But is there any truth in it and, if so, what does it all mean?

For example, did you know that more than 5,000 personality traits can be shown through handwriting? Even non-experts can identify gender from handwriting 70% of the time. Analysts look at three key traits; letter form, line form and formatting. Studying handwriting is also referred to as graphology.

The Psychology Of Handwriting – You Are What You Write

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