handwriting and people

February 23, 2013 4:09am CST
I have given my English examination last week and it had a passage titled: HANDWRITING AND PEOPLE. It was about two hundred words and its contents were someting like this: The character of the person can be accurately traced from the way of handwriting. The way of his spacing the way he connects the letters of the words and the degree of slantness all define his specific characters he has. And even there is branch of study concerned with the relation of handwriting and person character. And of all the contents, one which was very startling for me was: BY CHANGING HANDWRITING YOU CAN CHANGE YOURSELF. But , I am very reluctant to believe and accept that handwriting has any accurate relation with the person's character. SO DO YOU BELIEVE about this?
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@cttolledo (5049)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
Somehow yes it signifies your personality but not totally. You can connect it to the personality maybe in terms on how you present your writing, is it neat? is it well presented or written? if that so... we can assume that she/he is well-organized person... But you cannot judge a person by his/her handwritten.. its case to case basis.. that is all presumptions...
24 Feb 13
Yes, I agree to you that it is presumption. Yes, but there can be a loose relation between the personality and person's handwriting but its comparison will never give reliable information regarding his/her personality. And only some characters can be guessed from his handwriting.
@owlwings (40006)
• Cambridge, England
23 Feb 13
Graphology is the name for the process of studying a person's handwriting to evaluate their character and personality, usually with a view to their suitability for a job or to decide whether they were capable of a crime. Much interest was shown in Graphology in the early and mid twentieth century. There are many courses and websites which claim to teach the art of determining a person's character and personality from their handwriting and there have been many people setting themselves up as "handwriting experts" (and making good money from employers and criminologists). More recently, all the scientific studies which have been conducted to investigate the validity of Graphology have proved consistently negative results. In short: There is little or no correlation between a person's handwriting and their character or mental state and NO reliable conclusions can be drawn from handwriting analysis. It is even more untrue to say that 'changing one's handwriting can change one's personality'! That is simply like saying that if you talk in a childish voice, you become a child! Please read this section of the Wikipedia article for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphologist#Validity There IS a legitimate use for the study and analysis of handwriting. It is used by trained experts (along with other studies) to identify forgeries or to establish whether a document was written by a certain person. It is considered legally (and morally) inadmissible for a handwriting analyst to draw any psychological conclusions from the study of a person's handwriting.
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24 Feb 13
Sir , thank you for your information . So, I finally got fact that scientific study was conducted and ultimately the conclusion was reached that the there is no correlation between the human personality and handwriting. I know many people whose handwriting is exceptionally attractive but they are not nice person.
@Kate34 (657)
• France
23 Feb 13
No, I don't. I disagree with that statement completely. Before I go into a rant about it I'm going to ask you a question. Why did you give an exam with the passage in it if you don't agree with it? Handwriting is important, I'll give you that but it doesn't change your personality. The only change of mood or personality I've experienced with my hand writing is, when I look and it's messy I frown and I am a bit disappointed and when I look down at it when it's neat I smile and I am happy. For some people handwriting is just something they have to do in school to write done their notes and do their work, nothing more. For me it's that but I do not detest it. You can't really control how you write per se, as when you put your pen down on paper do you truly think about what your writing is going to look like? No, I don't believe you do. People may have their own opinions about this and that is perfectly fine but the question after that should have been something like this: Do you agree with this passage? For whatever side you are on write an argument for that side stating why you think what you think. It should be about 200 words. This is just an example that you could use of a question. I look forward to hearing your opinion of my response.
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24 Feb 13
Oh, I am really thankful for your advice about the way of initiating of argument discussion. I will surely keep in mind and ensure you that I will use it while starting another discussion of argument type. And as far as my handwriting is concerned, it is simple and can be read by all . But it is not at all that stylish and attractive. And when I put my pen down to write , I do not even have a faint of thought regarding how pretty it must look like. I am just concerned about what to write. But I do aim that it must be understandable.
@SIMPLYD (86372)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
I don't believe that changing handwriting can change a person. I for one, always change my style of handwriting. Sometimes i would write in a rounded letters style. But mostly now, i use my narrow and straight handwriting. I find it nead and easy to read that way. However, i am still me, meaning i don't change any of my traits. So, it's not true my friend. Though, i think sometimes we can tell a personality through handwriting. Like a neat handwriting can give the implication that the writer is a neat and orderly person, like me.
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@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
24 Feb 13
That's right, your handwriting can tell a lot about your character. It shows several points like if you are sure, shy, positive..., but you also can change your letter for moments without changing yourself, for example, if you want to write a special letter or note without being recognized. It's also true that some people may have a double personality and so they use two different handwriting. It already exists a special science about this theme which - in my opinion - is very interesting.
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@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 13
Graphology is a complex subject. To make an accurate analysis there are many things which need to be looked at. Many amateurs have tarnished the image of graphology with inaccurate analysis. I am not sure about the statement. It is not easy to change writing style.
25 Feb 13
Yes, I agree to you that even though the handwriting can be changed, it is not that simple. My handwriting has been almost same for about four five years.
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
It's hard to believe if that is true or not. I do like my handwriting, it's not too girly and a bit clean. I do have a personality that is not also girly, maybe some it is true? I don't know though. How about handwriting for doctors? Does that count?
25 Feb 13
Yeah, while reading passage I too thought of the handwriting of doctors which is always a puzzle for common people. But, again I thought for doctor handwriting may refer to the one which they used to have before being doctor.
@danix1982 (593)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
i already hear about this that you can determine characteristics of person with his or her handwritten. I dont know how and i want to learn if this is true.
24 Feb 13
No, but as far as according to our discussion is going, it is not completely and favorably true that there is a correlation between the handwriting of people and his character. You must be knowing many people whose handwriting is not nice but people are not nice and converse is too true.
@Porcospino (19502)
• Denmark
24 Feb 13
To a certain extend the handwriting does tell you something about a person's character I think. My handwriting has changed a lot since I was young and it interesting to compare the way that I wrote when I was 20 and the way that I write now because I think that my current handwriting reflects the fact that I am more confident and less shy today. I have read a bit about graphology and also tried to compare those things to my own handwriting. Some of those things describe my personality quite accurately and other things aren't true at all. One of the things I remember from the graphology books were the spaces between the words. Some people have short spaces between the words and some people have large spaces between the words. I can't stand sentences with no spaces or very short spaces where it is hard to see where one word ends and the next one starts. According to graphology that is a sign that you don't want other people to get too close to you and a sign of independence and I recognize those things from my own life.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
I don't know if it's true but experts say it. They say so that wizards can detect someones handwriting from another no matter, (they claim) how you manage it.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
Handwriting does reflect one's personality. Unfortunately, my handwriting is not good. In fact, it is very bad only I can understand it.I tend to write very fast and as a result I tend to write the letters haphazardly. I do wish it is otherwise. I envy people with very good penmanship.
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
Some people also agree by what you are saying and actually this the first I hear from you that there is a branch of study concerned with the relation of handwriting and person character. The hand writing of a person is usually depend on the kind of work a person is doing. But this opinion is only based on my experience and observation.
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
my mom told me that when i was in grade school. and i don't believe her. because what came to my mind is that she only wants me to write in an understandable form. but it takes time for me to write beautifully. they says that my writing is look like scratched by a chicken. i don't have an idea how it connects with my character.
• United States
23 Feb 13
My husband's writing is usually really bad one can hardly make out what he is trying to say so you can imagine my surprise the other day when he filled out a form to get his driver's license renewed and it was written in perfect handwriting and spelling.