My Character on Trial
~ Part 3
It is an interesting thing looking at negative character traits. We are happy to look at them in people that we dislike for one reason or another. We say things like, “yeah, I knew there was something wrong with him/her,” and “it doesn’t surprise me a bit.” How quick we are to judge.
To find negative traits in one’s own self is more than a little uncomfortable, and we do our best to disqualify them as untrue. We are all vulnerable, and especially so, when someone finds, and exploits us for our failings. But if we are to change our thinking, we do have to face up to our negative influences.
Jeremy Corbyn writing
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition in the UK Parliament, was extremely defensive, when his writing style on a white board at an event, was made public. He tried to hide the fact that his varying slant on his writing is a negative trait. Typically, this is a sign of a lack of emotional control that can point to a dual personality. It falls into the category of borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is likely this is the reason that Corbyn excused himself with not learning to write properly at school. The sample itself, is too small, and does not provide a fair enough sample to analyse, or to point to a problem, but just the idea of it being there at all, is enough to put doubt into anyone’s mind and that is why Jeremy might have been unnerved by it.
For me, my character analysis from my handwriting has shocked me. But not really, because in my objectiveness, I see it as all quite truthful stuff. Hard to admit. And quite hard for me to disclose.
So, let’s tackle a bit more…
I learned that my tendency to capitalise words in sentences that do not fall into the capitalization rules (and I do it quite often), is me making my words important, when they are not. It is a behaviour that says, “I want you to take notice of what I am saying!” How sad, that I cannot rely on the subject matter being enough to do that.
More Letters ~ g and y
I cannot cover the whole alphabet as it will take far too long. The ‘t’ and the ‘i’ were important, and covered a bit in an earlier post. So let’s carry on to ‘y’ and ‘g’ because they carry loops in lower case prose. They are associated with creativity, imagination, and sex drive. Basically that means what you imagine the world to be (not always true), how you apply your creativity towards it, and your sexual response to others.
My loops come in two sorts (they are visible in the same piece of text). One indicates sexual frustration, and tenacity and the other, a large descending loop bigger than the middle section, indicates promiscuity. That large loop also says, high imagination, creativity and a tendency to fight causes. I think that the mix of styles indicates that I have searched for ‘satisfaction’ in different areas but have generally been dissatisfied with the results (perhaps because I have failed).
There is an ominous trait in the descender from ‘g’ known as the ‘Felon’ s Claw’ because it is prevalent in a lot of penitentiary inmates. Do watch the YouTube video below as it shows this in detail… it is not something to have in your writing! It indicates a tendency to violence. I am glad that I don’t have that (phew!).
More letters ~ o, a
These are letters that will show up lying, dishonesty, and hidden truths.
Fortunately, most of my ‘o’ s and ‘a’ s indicate a fairly open nature. There are not a lot of crossing loops inside them, but they occasionally appear in my ‘a.’ I don’t really have a tendency to lie, but I have hidden truths or used white lies – so it does show up in my writing. The ‘o’ is mostly closed at the top. If it were open, looking more like an omega sign, or a ‘u,’ it would mean that I can’t keep a secret. If you see lots of unclosed ‘o’ s in someone’s writing, do not tell them your secrets, they will reveal them to someone else! Gossips.
More letters ~ d
My ‘d’ is very often looped on the down stroke, but not excessively (which would mean I am paranoid) but they loop enough to say that I am sensitive to criticism by others. Yep, that’s me!
More letters ~ ‘e’
I was disappointed that my writing does not show warmth to other people, because I am quite a caring person (or so I thought). I was happy to find that my simple, open ‘e’ is a sign of empathy. And even my open (but promiscuous) loops on other letters, also show an openness to others. I just have to stop myself hopping into bed with them, because ultimately, I will be disappointed. 😉 All joking aside, I have had a lot of unsuccessful relationships because I am probably not even sure of what I want from them.
The Formal Signature
Our signature is the handwriting that we put out to the world on formal documents. It can look like our handwriting, but in a lot of instances, it takes on a much different look for what we want to project publically (sort of like an avatar).
Example of a signature with flamboyant (look at me) emphasis
A signature with big capital letters is normal. A signature with smallish capitals shows modesty. A readable signature show honesty, clarity and confidence. An unreadable signature shows privacy, and a tendency to hide. A person who is powerful, or likes to appear confident and in charge, will put an underline under the signature (not touching it), and someone who is just a bit conceited will put a full stop (period) dot at the end of their name just to make the point.
Surnames on signatures are telling. If the last name has a bigger capital on it than the Christian name, then family is very important. If the Christian name has the bigger capital, then you are showing individuality, putting the emphasis on you.
What my writing says about me
I have an interesting trait on my signature. My first name has the biggest capital and my Christian name is quite legible. It looks just like the rest of my writing sample. My last name (it has always remained my maiden name, despite marriage), is almost unreadable, and the last letter crosses back in a looped scribble over most of the surname. This is indicative of an unconscious desire to wipe out connection to my father and his name. I had an unhappy childhood full of conflict, and I saw my parents again only once after I left home at the age of eighteen. It shows spectacularly in my signature. If I had taken my husband’s name, I wouldn’t do this (I already practised to find out). That tendency to wipe out my last name along with a slight backslant on some words, suggests childhood issues. I spent the first year and a bit of my life in an orphanage. My father would visit once every weekend, but my mother had outright rejected me (going into deep depression) and had she had been interred in an institution where she underwent shock therapy treatment (a practise outlawed today). I was not aware of my life in an orphanage until age forty when my sister revealed it… I had a memory from about six months of age, sitting in a pram and she told me in rather shocked tones, where I was. The rejection and isolation from my parents shows up in my writing.
My writing tells me lots. Mostly, it says that I am comfortable in my skin, kind and open with an empathy for others, but it also says I am reserved with strangers, and untruthful if I think the truth will hurt me or someone that I care about. And I have learned that I have not found full satisfaction in my relationships.
Graphology can tell us stuff that we haven’t resolved in our lives. It can tell us that we are not perfect, but most importantly, it can help us to see where we need to change our thinking, to find balance and harmony in our lives. I have learned a lot about me, and dug up some old skeletons that I thought I’d laid to rest. I have work to do.
I had intended to finish this subject here, but it would make it too long as there is a little more that I want to share, so I will continue next time… Going back to the celebrity writing samples that I posted on my preceding blogs. Meanwhile, I encourage you to watch the two short YouTube videos below.
What traits do you look for in people that you should definitely not trust?
Speed lesson in Handwriting traits.