Knowing the Unknown
You may have come across a lot of fortune tellers and read horoscopes to know about yourself or others but were still left unconvinced due to lack of scientific evidence. However the art of studying a person from his hand writing ; Graphology (Handwriting analysis), will convince you considerably about the degree of truth when you apply it on your own self and thus later on others. I have some crux of the subject which may arouse interest for knowing it more.
The handwriting of a person is the subconscious reflection of his inside qualities formed over a period of time like a seismograph is to the earthquake. From the study of various factors of handwriting like the slant, line slope, flow, spacing, pressure of your pen, distortion of letters and changes you can know the unknown qualities of an individual remotely just by studying a page written in his own hand. You may find this tact very useful in studying the troops, your clerks, colleagues, friends, relatives and even your IO, RO and SRO thereby making your life simpler.
1 SLANT A fwd sloping(upper side of the letter tilted to the right and lower to the left) indicates reaching out towards people, upright writing with no slope is of the people who walk alone, have different motivations factors than their fellowmen and backward slope indicates pulling away from people.
2 LINE SLOPE If you notice the handwriting alignment going up to the right it depicts current cheerfulness while those descending show depression or physical weariness.
3 FLOW The impulsive movements of the pen are controlled by the character who holds it. Restraint is shown when the pen leaves the paper. A happy flow will produce the tidiest handwriting and the unhappy will induce variations in stroke sizes, slope & pressure and indicate conflict. Decorations of letters show a desire to dominate or influence (hvy pressure with thickening end to strokes).Dragging of pen before each word is a visible hesitation of non impulsive person who peer all around a situation before acting on it. Many people make a break in their writing after every 4-5 letters regardless of the length of the word, such people are cautious who proceed after looking around that there is no danger of anyone pouncing on them from behind, whereas those with no pauses rush blindly into danger. Slow writing means slow thinking. A balanced person will always adapt himself to the space available and utilise it completely. The pen grip will affect the appearance of the writing. Well formed and evenly sized letters will be of a strong wrist and untidy or over released character indicates strained wrist.
4 SPACING Writing with small spaces (two letter widths) between the words shows a character willing to allow others to have their say. Cramped writing shows people who like to be surrounded by others but are afraid of being bullied. Wide gap between words indicate distrust of others or a love of solitude. While looking at the page exaggerated margins at top or on the left side of the paper shows reluctance to embark on untried projects. Very wide margins on the bottom or the right show fear of reprisal. Narrow margins on the top or left show initial confidence and on the bottom or the right indicate increasing confidence after embarkation of the project.
5 PRESSURE Pressure can be checked by feeling the grooves and ridges formed at the back side of the paper with your finger touch. Use of thick nib also indicates pressure. Those applying hvy pressure in their hand writing are strong personalities both mentally and physically having good health. Light pressure shows vice versa.
6 DISTORTIONS Some deliberately distort letters for easier writing, those are lazy ones and have weakness in their lower body. Drooping ‘ t ’ strokes (ie with ’–‘ of the t going down) indicate tiredness. All downward flattened letters show a reluctance to allow logic to influence decisions. Many distortions are due to imbalance of personality.
7 CHANGES Changes in handwriting shows development and growth when you compare old and new written pages. Certain weekly variations like a drooping t stroke or a downward sloping lines means lack of drive. Unfinished endings of words are a sign of impatience, haste or pressure of wk. A formerly upright hand sloping fwd (upper side of letter to the right and lower to the left) shows greater need of others and attempts to reach them similarly a backwards pulled writing indicates injury to emotions. Writing with slopes in more than one direction shows present hurt. Improved handwriting with smoother flows than before indicate that some of the problems have been ironed out.
These are only a few and the basic ones to give an idea of what Graphology is as it is not possible to cover in detail here. One must resort to further reading if accurate results are to be interpreted.