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How To Tell Your True Personality From Your Signature

How To Tell Your True Personality From Your Signature

The lost art of handwriting is a huge loss–in more ways than one.

In today’s modern world, which is over run by quick communication capabilities–email, text, instant messages, group chats, social media posts and the lists goes on and ON –it is rare to find good-old-fashioned handwritten communication.

We don’t even have to jot ourselves a quick reminder or manually add things to our calendar anymore thanks to apps that allow memos to be transcribed by merely speaking the command into our Smartphone or other device.

We have all but completely eliminated the art of handwriting. The only form of handwritten communication that we see–but is diminishing at a rapid pace–is the personal signature.

Understanding Handwriting Analysis

Graphology is the science of analyzing handwriting for personality traits and has been around since the days of Aristotle.

Today, it has evolved and can be used for a variety of purposes, from criminal investigations to understanding your health. Some employers have even used handwriting analysis to screen potential employees for compatibility.

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In fact, according to master graphologist Kathi McKnight , “Just from analyzing your handwriting, experts can find over 5,000 personality traits.”

When deciphering handwriting, experts consider some of the following elements:

  • Slant
  • Size
  • Pressure
  • Spacing (letter, word and line)
  • Angle
  • Thread
  • legibility

What does your signature say about you?

The signature represents the most personal and intimate handwriting we do. Experts believe that the way you sign your name can reveal a lot about your personality– both in life and business.

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    Here are a few things experts are able to determine about you by just glancing at your signature:

    Letter size:

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    • Small letters are an indicator that you are quiet, shy and possibly withdrawn. It shows that you are meticulous and have great concentration. If the letters are extremely small, it shows you may be a bit egotistical and stingy.

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      • Average sized letters are the trademark of a well adjusted and adaptable individual.
      • Large letters show that are an outgoing, outspoken person that oozes confidence and loves attention. You are also thought to be a bit dreamy and naïve.

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        • When all the letters are of equal size, this indicates modesty and shyness.

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          Legibility:

          • It is believed that people who consistently displays writing that is illegible is arrogant and may assume that everyone knows (or should know) who they are.

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            • While the opposite is true of people with signatures that can easily be read. It shows that you are open, have nothing to hide and are happy with yourself.

            Signature Placement:

            If your signature is more towards the right of the page (or signing area), you are believed to be a forward looking person. Signatures in the center signifies a need for attention and signatures more to the left hints that you may be withdrawn with a tendency to cling to the past.

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              Slant:

              • If your writing tends to slant forward (to the right) or ascends, you probably are outgoing and bubbly and have a positive outlook on life. It is also indicative of your creativity.

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                • If your text slants to the left or down you do not tend to look and move forward often enough and you may be a bit pessimistic.

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                  Style:

                  There are certain styles and embellishment in handwriting–specifically in signatures–that give clues to who really are at your core.

                  • Signatures that are overly fancy and intricate are an indication that you are creative, passionate, boastful and love attention.

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                    • A line that runs through your signature indicates unhappiness and a person who is sensitive highly self-critical.

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                      • A signature that is underlined signifies selfishness, sensitivity a need for recognition and status.

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                        • A signature that has a line that is slightly above your name indicates that you are prone to be a high achiever, ambitious and proud.

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                          13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

                          13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

                          Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

                          Take a look at these 13 things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become mentally stronger.

                          1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves

                          Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.

                          2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power

                          They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond.

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                          3. They Don’t Shy Away from Change

                          Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt.

                          4. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control

                          You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude.

                          5. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone

                          Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.

                          6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks

                          They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action.

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                          7. They Don’t Dwell on the Past

                          Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it.

                          However, they don’t constantly relive bad experiences or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future.

                          8. They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over

                          Mentally strong people accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes. As a result, they don’t keep repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they move on and make better decisions in the future.

                          9. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success

                          Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success.

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                          10. They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure

                          Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right.

                          11. They Don’t Fear Alone Time

                          Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive.

                          They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.

                          12. They Don’t Feel the World Owes Them Anything

                          Mentally strong people don’t feel entitled to things in life. They weren’t born with a mentality that others would take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they look for opportunities based on their own merits.

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                          13. They Don’t Expect Immediate Results

                          Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.

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