The all important space

Nothing-ness is important. A space is nothing. It is where you write nothing. And it is very important.

I just noticed the signature of a friend of mine who is going through a divorce. She signs her first name, her maiden name followed by her husband’s name. She uses this name for business.

Previously all three names were evenly spaced out. Now her first name and her maiden name are close together, and her last name (her married name) has a larger gap between them.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or a graphologist) to work out that this means she is distancing herself from her husband.

If there are only 2 names, first and last, the spacing can be checked against the rest of the writing.

If the individual uses their own name, is not married etc, then the second, family name represents their family in general. Times of stress within families can show in an increase of this space.

For more on Signatures check out the Signature Analysis Workbook, and for great party fun, check out the Signature Party Game.