Signatures: Snapshots of Personalities

“Handwriting is nothing but an output of the electrical impulses of the brain”

All the brains are not similar, yet in an increasingly electronic world, all the writings we receive are of a standard font. And for the firm believers in graphology, like me, it is becoming more and more difficult to read people’s personalities through their handwritings… Still, we sign documents, contracts and applications. That is where personalities can be seen and understood… and here is a quick guide to it:

Size of the signature: The rule of thumb is “the bigger the signature, the more outgoing the person is”. The smaller the signature, the more the person is introvert and humble.

Size of the first letter: The difference between the highest and the lowest points of the first letter is directly correlated to the difference the signatory feels is between him and the common people.

Slope of the signature: An upward slope shows the signatory is ambitious; a straight one, he is balanced (in life and work); a downward one, he has self-esteem issues.

Names or alphabets: Usually you will see people signing with their complete first and last name, but here are the three most important variations and what they mean:

Family name comes first: The family is put before the self

Only first name: The person believes in himself/herself  and is conscious about the money he/she makes and the importance he/she has

First name letter and last name in full: Signature of balanced people

Underlining the signature: no underlining means the person is not seeking to impress anyone.

People who underline their signatures like to have people know they are here.

If the line cuts through the signature: These people have a tendency to contradict themselves.

Dotting the signature: A dot means the signatory likes to impose his/her presence thinking “You should know who I am, what I do and what I did”.

So beware of those who underline and dot their signatures.


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