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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    • Small letters are an indicator that you are quiet, shy and possibly withdrawn.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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                          Last Updated on October 18, 2018

                          50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                          50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                          Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                          It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                          It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                          Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                          Quotes for self-assurance

                          1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                            2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                              3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                  5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                    6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                      Quotes about positivity

                                      7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                        8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                          9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                            10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                              11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                  13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                    Quotes for work and success

                                                    14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                      15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                        16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                          17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                            18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                              19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                  21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                    22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                      23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                        24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                          25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                            26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                              27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                  29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                    30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                      31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                        32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                          33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                            34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                              35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                  37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                    38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                      39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                        40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                          41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                            42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                              43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                  45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

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                                                                                                                    46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                      47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                        48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                          49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                            50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                              51. If you can count your money, work harder.

                                                                                                                                If you find yourself feeling lost and frustrated, it’s never too late to change things up. Check out this guide:

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