Did you know that your handwriting can indicate more than 5,000 unique personality traits? It’s true! According to graphologists (experts in handwriting analysis), the way you craft your letters and words can reveal your social tendencies, whether you’re introverted or extroverted and much more! Today is National Handwriting Day, and as a memory-keeping company, we believe your handwriting tells a special story – your story. So… want to see what yours says about you? Grab a pen and take a little test!
Write out this sentence in cursive: She sells seashells by the seashore.
Now, for the fun part!
How Big Are Your Letters?
- Small (1.5-2.5mm): You tend to be introspective and can sometimes come across as shy. You’re focused, and concentration comes easily to you.
- Medium (2.5-3.5mm): You’re flexible and adaptable. You’ve got great emotional balance and see yourself the way you are.
- Large (over 3mm): You’re self-confident and have great communication skills. You are likely an extrovert who likes connecting with others, and you tend to do-first, think-later.
Does Your Writing Slant?
- Yes, To the Right: You enjoy socializing with others and are open to the world around you. You are ruled more by your heart than your head.
- Yes, To the Left: You tend to be introverted and may hold back your emotions. You prefer careful planning over spontaneity.
- No, It Doesn’t Slant: You tend to be logical and practical, guided by reason and seldom act on impulses. You are ruled more by your head than your heart.
Look at the Loops on Your L’s and E’s… Are They Full or Closed?
- Full for L: You’re relaxed, spontaneous and are great at expressing yourself.
- Closed for L: If your upstroke overlaps your downstroke, you’ve got a closed L. This indicates you may be restricting yourself in some way.
- Full for E: You enjoy trying new things and are open minded.
- Closed for E: You are unswayed by emotional arguments and tend to be skeptical.
Lastly, Look at Your S’s… Are They_____?
- Printed: You’re versatile and open to change.
- Pointy: You love to learn new things. The pointier the peaks, the more intellectually probing and ambitious you are.
- Round: You avoid confrontation and seek compromise. Some may consider you a people-pleaser.
- Open at the Bottom: You follow your intuitive voice and listen to your heart.
So, how did you do? Do you agree with what your handwriting says about you?!
Bringing It All Together on National Handwriting Day…
Okay, that was fun, but personality traits aren’t the only reason handwriting is so important.
Do you have a card from your grandparents, parents or a loved one that you’ve been holding onto for years? If you’re like most of us, you do. Why? Because they’re special to us. And why are they so special? Because of the handwritten message that was written exclusively for us. In some cases, it’s all we have left to remember a loved one by.
In today’s digital world, the art of handwriting is becoming rare. On this holiday, let’s commit to ditch digital for the day (you can do it for just one day!) and write something down in your own handwriting. Whether it’s sharing a story in a scrapbook or journal or writing a brief message in a handmade card to send to a friend, your handwriting is unique to you – share it with those you love!
Want to get started and make a card? Join us today and make your own with the Everyday Card Kit!
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8 thoughts on “What Does Your Handwriting Say About You? #NationalHandwritingDay”
Well, that is really interesting to know. What do they say about someone who never makes their letters consistently? Sometimes I print. Sometimes cursive. Sometimes swirly. Sometimes block letters. I think it all depends on my mood! LOL!
yep me too Barb!!
Me, too! I always say my hand writing depends on my mood/attitude at the time.
I actually got certified in graphology (handwriting analysis) in the 90’s because I thought it was interesting and could be really useful in my career. It turned out not so useful for what I needed it for – but it still fascinates me to this day and the information above is correct … although I will say, the best way to analyze the writing is not to copy a phrase someone gives you but to look at a letter you might have written on a piece of paper without lines. (When you copy, your eye leaves the paper to look at the next words to copy and therefore breaks, angles can change when your pen goes back down on the paper). For those above, it is mood driven (and time driven) and that can change, which is why our look to our handwriting changes over time but some of the key basics will still be there.
Good point about copying a phrase and the comment about mood driven! Handwriting is so interesting :)