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You Will Need
- Handwriting samples
Gather samples and assess
Gather as many handwriting samples as you can from the person you want to analyze. Spontaneously written samples are best.
Look at size
Notice the size of the writing. Large writing indicates someone looking for attention, while small writing means they are private and introspective.
Gauge the pressure
Gauge the pressure the writer used. Dark writing that takes a lot of pressure means the person has a lot of energy; light pressure shows a lack of vitality.
Study the slant
Study the slant to gauge the writer’s emotional makeup. A slant to the right indicates warm, caring, and emotional. A vertical slant indicates a person who tries to control their emotions. A left slant signifies someone who conceals their emotions.
Note the baseline
Note the baseline, especially if the writing is on unlined paper. A straight baseline indicates someone who is anxious and regimented. A baseline that trails downward indicates depression or pessimism, while upward shows an optimistic person.
Look at spaces between letters and words
Look at the space between letters and words. Letters close together indicate someone who is self-conscious. A lot of space between words shows a loner. Someone who is self-confident and enjoys people will show average spacing.